The challenging part of spine surgery is taking the time to correlate imaging, diagnostic tests, symptoms, and exam findings. By taking this extra step on the front end, it helps to ensure good outcomes on the back end. Spine surgery is more than just going after an abnormal MRI.
Qualifications and experience
- Brain and Nervous System, Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions, Neurosurgery, Spine, Spine - Cervical Myelopathy, Spine - Cervical disc herniation, Spine - Cervical spinal stenosis, Spine - Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine - Lumbar disc herniation, Spine - Lumbar spinal stenosis, Spine - Myelopathy, Spine - Radiculopathy, Spine - Sacroiliac Joint, Spine - Sciatica, Spine - Slipped Disc, Spine - Spinal tumors, Spine - Spondylolisthesis, Spine - Spondylolysis
- Languages spoken
College of Saint Catherine (MN) (1999)
University of North Dakota (2010)
- Clinical interest for patients
My interests are minimally-invasive spinal surgery, motion preserving spinal surgery (including cervical & lumbar artificial discs), and SI joint dysfunction.