Spinal Surgery Specialists

Your quality of life is our primary concern at the Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics. Back pain can seriously debilitate even the most active person, with experts estimating that more than 80% of the American population will be affected by back pain at some point in their lives.

Though many conditions can be treated with methods such as physical therapy or minimally invasive injections, certain conditions or individual circumstances require surgery. In these cases, a thorough consultation with our board certified surgeons can help you determine if spinal surgery is the right option for you.

If surgery or a procedure is determined to be your best pathway to reduce pain and improve quality of life, you can rest assured that your procedure will be performed by one of the most knowledgeable and experienced spine specialists in the region: Dr. Benjamin Geddes.

An innovator in the field, Dr. Geddes patented two devices used in the operating room while still a medical student at Ohio State University. Trained by both orthopaedic spine surgeons as well as neurosurgeons, Dr. Geddes brings a diverse set of surgical techniques to your care, from minimally invasive techniques utilizing navigation and robotics to large scoliosis surgery. He also guides and assists a team of professionals in your recovery and rehabilitation after the surgery.

With this unparalleled medical leadership, our state-of-the-art surgery center offers a number of spinal surgery procedures for the treatment and alleviation of back pain.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is a surgical procedure in which a herniated or degenerative vertebral disc in your neck is removed and replaced with a bone graft, relieving painful pressure on spinal nerves and restoring quality of life.

Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement replaces a degenerative or damaged spinal disc with an artificial disc implant to relieve the pain of compressed nerves in the cervical spine. Unlike a rigid neck fusion, the implant is designed to preserve range of motion, allowing you to move your neck more freely.

Artificial Disc Replacement in the Lumbar Spine replaces a damaged or deteriorated vertebral disc in the lower back with an artificial disc. This procedure allows your spine to bend and twist and may be an alternative to spinal fusion.

Cervical Laminaplasty creates more space for the spinal cord and nerve roots to relieve the pain of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of spinal canal that can result from arthritis. In this procedure, the surgeon scores and cuts through the lamina, the bony protrusions covering the spine, to relieve pressure in the spinal column.

Laminectomy is another way to relieve the pain of spinal stenosis, which can also result from bony growths in the spinal column. In this procedure, the lamina of one or more vertebrae is removed, not scored and cut to create a hinge as with cervical laminaplasty.

Lumbar disc microsurgery is a minimally invasive procedure to relieve pressure on nerve roots caused by herniated disc. This procedure can also be used to eliminate the pain of sciatica.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion is generally used to treat back or leg pain, as well as degenerative disc disease. Since most TLIF procedures access the the disc through only one side of the spine, recovery time after the procedure will be shorter than with traditional fusion surgery.

For more information on spinal surgery procedures at CSMO, please watch the explanatory videos below. In most cases, physical therapy is required before proceeding with spinal surgery. When you’re ready to discuss the right procedure to relieve your back pain, please call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Geddes.


CSMO’s spine therapy team offers advanced care for injuries or pain originating in the back, neck, shoulders or pelvis. Their specialized training and experience in spine-related issues help patients assess their pain, find a root cause of symptoms, and develop scientifically sound and personalized treatment plans.

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Our video library contains many videos by our arthroscopic surgeons to help you learn more about your conditions and treatments.