I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

John has always had a desire to become a doctor and found his niche while fellowship training in general spinal surgery, adult reconstructive spinal surgery and spinal trauma. He loves helping people return to an active lifestyle at whatever age they currently are at. He firmly believes in minimal invasive surgery to insure that the patient is going through the easiest possible option available because the spine is a delicate part of the body.

What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?

One of the most rewarding parts of being a surgeon is seeing your patients return to a better state of life. John has developed a gas-less endoscopic approach to the lumbar spine which allows access to the anterior column up to L2. These approaches have changes the lives of many patients which is the most rewarding part of being a surgeon

What do you like to do in your free time?

In his free time, John enjoys reading and has actually published several books. He is the author of The AO Spine Manual, which is translated into 12 languages. John has also published the Manual of Internal Fixation of the Spine. When he is not reading he loves to spend time with is wife.