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Spine Surgery Specialist

Valdosta Orthopedic Associates

Spine & Sports Medicine & Orthopedics located in Valdosta, GA

Problems affecting the spine can result in chronic pain and limited mobility. If your condition hasn’t responded to conservative treatment, let the specialists at Valdosta Orthopedic Associates determine if spine surgery is right for you. Located in Valdosta, Georgia, the practice offers in-office diagnostics and many different procedures at their convenient on-site surgical center. To speak with a doctor about your condition, call or book your appointment online today.

Spine Surgery Q & A

Why might I need spine surgery?

If you suffer from a problem with your spine, spine surgery can help reduce your pain and restore your physical functions. At Valdosta Orthopedic Associates, the team uses spine surgery to treat conditions like:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Fractures
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis 
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pinched nerves

Spine surgeries are complex procedures, so it’s important to treat your condition using conservative treatments before considering surgery. 

At Valdosta Orthopedic Associates, the team offers a wide range of conservative treatments and exhausts all non-surgical options before recommending surgery. 

If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with conservative care, then spine surgery can offer you the relief you’re looking for. 

What are the different types of spine surgery?

Valdosta Orthopedic Associates offers several safe and effective procedures, including:


A discectomy involves the removal of one or more of the discs in your spine. Damage or dysfunction with your spinal discs can lead to symptoms like severe pain and numbness. 

The specialists at Valdosta Orthopedic Associates perform discectomies to treat conditions like herniated discs and degenerative disc disease.


A laminectomy is a standard treatment for conditions like spinal stenosis. During the procedure, your surgeon removes parts of your vertebral bone to increase the space in your spinal canal. 

Spinal fusion

Spinal fusion is a way to strengthen and increase the stability of the spine. During the procedure, your surgeon removes one of the spinal discs between your vertebrae and uses a bone graft along with screws, rods, and plates to help the two vertebrae fuse together. 

Spinal fusion can treat conditions like degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, and spondylolisthesis. 

If you struggle with symptoms like stiffness, pain, or numbness, your doctor can determine which procedure is best for you.

What are the risks of spine surgery?

Although there are many benefits to having spine surgery, it's important to understand the risks, as well. Like with any procedure, spine surgery comes with its own set of potential risks. Some of these risks include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Increased pain

The specialists at Valdosta Orthopedic Associates have extensive experience performing a wide range of spine procedures and use some of the latest advances to ensure successful results. 

Before your procedure, your doctor helps you weigh the possible risks of spine surgery with the potential benefits. 

To find out if spine surgery is right for you, book your appointment by phone or online today.