August 20, 2017

 Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

…surgical and non-surgical solutions for complex conditions of the spine

It has long been a hallmark of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center that the practice has continued to grow with the communities it serves – both in terms of expanding availability to patients and mastery of the latest technologies and treatment options for the most complex orthopaedic conditions.

That is especially true in the case of SMOC’s two Spine Centers. In two locations throughout Southeast Hampton Roads, two spine surgeons, a non-surgical spine specialist and two interventional pain medicine specialists – all Board certified – provide state-of-the-art care for patients suffering the acute and chronic pain associated with spine conditions of every etiology.

Fellowship-trained spine surgeon David G. Goss, MD treats all aspects of spinal disorders and injuries, including degenerative and traumatic disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, scoliosis, infection, and spinal deformity.

(L-R, back row): Richard D. Guinand, DO; Michael Ingraham, MD
(L-R, front row): Bryan A. Fox, MD; David G. Goss, MD; Victor W. Tseng, DO

Fellowship-trained spine surgeon Bryan A. Fox, MD is an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, having performed thousands of spinal surgeries and taught several types of highly effective and innovative spine surgery procedures.

Non-surgical spine specialist Richard Guinand, DO offers diagnosis and treatment of general orthopaedic injuries, acute and chronic back pain, workman’s compensation injuries, and non-surgical management of spinal pathology.

Victor W. Tseng, DO, Board certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Pain Management, treats patients with a holistic approach, utilizing injections, interventional procedures and therapies.

Michael J. Ingraham, MD, a Board certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, uses his knowledge to diagnose the cause of his patient’s pain or functional limitations, and helps alleviate pain and restore vitality.

These highly trained physicians are supported by Timothy Winkler, PA-C, Deniz Goss, PA-C, Scott Clingan, PA-C, Michael Mitchell, PA-C, and Eileen Scott, PA-C, all of whom have been certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In addition, physical and occupational therapists are available to assist patients who need them.

Working as a cohesive team, these SMOC professionals have the knowledge, training and experience to offer real solutions for their spine patients. Both Spine Center locations feature sophisticated surgical equipment and technology, including fluoroscopy units and digital radiography.

And they are constantly alert to advances in both surgical and non-surgical treatment of spine patients, and in some cases, at the forefront. Dr. Goss recently participated in an international cervical disc replacement trial. “The purpose of the trial was to design and implant disc replacements in the cervical spine in an effort to determine whether or not short term and long term cervical disc replacement was as good as, if not better than, the gold standard treatment for cervical disc herniation, which had been a cervical fusion,” Dr. Goss says. “The Spine Center At Chesapeake was one of the US research centers. The trial went well; the patients were by and large happy with cervical disc replacement as a treatment option for cervical disc herniations, and as time has gone by, more and more insurers have recognized that that is a good long term surgical treatment for cervical disc herniations and cervical radiculopathy.”

Among the biggest points of pride for this team of spine specialists is their ability to serve more patients, more quickly – and to offer the latest medical and technological advances – in efficient, welcoming offices. As Dr. Goss says, “We’re increasingly better able to field referrals from emergency departments, family doctors and even patients themselves, in a time frame that makes our patients happy.”

“We’re increasingly better able to field referrals from emergency departments, family doctors and even patients themselves, in a time frame that makes our patients happy.”

 

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