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What is Facetectomy?

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD You may think that being an orthopaedist is all glamorous, like the movies or TV make it out to be. However, I did spend many years in school, working hard, learning how to be a good physician and surgeon.  One of the most interesting subjects that I had to master was… Read more »

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson: How minimally invasive spine surgery has evolved at the ASC

Dr. Carlson in the operating room

Alan Condon – Friday, March 26th, 2021  This article was originally published in Becker’s Spine Review. One of the first three-level lumbar spinal fusions at an ASC was recently performed by Jeffrey Carlson, MD, president of Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News, Va. Dr. Carlson spoke with Becker’s Spine Review about what minimally invasive spine surgery means to… Read more »

Congratulations to OSC’s Top Docs for 2020!

Join us in congratulating Orthopaedic and Spine Center’s Top Docs for 2020!  These physicians were chosen by their physician peers in a survey conducted by Coastal Virginia Magazine.  Meet the OSC Physicians Chosen as Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Docs 2020     Pictured L to R – Robert J. Snyder, MD • Joel D. Stewart,… Read more »

OSC will be Closed in Observance of Independence Day

OSC will be closed - Independence Day 2020

  All offices of Orthopaedic & Spine Center will be closed in observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 3. Please contact us now for prescription refills, any paperwork/documentation, or anything else that you may need before the national holiday. As always, a caring OSC Specialist will be on call should you need us. We hope… Read more »

COVID-19 Update – Inpatient Surgeries Have Resumed

  Good news!  OSC surgeons have resumed inpatient surgeries.  If your orthopaedic surgery was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic AND you needed to have an inpatient stay due to health reasons or because your insurance required you to do so, your surgery can now be rescheduled.  Our surgical schedulers will contact you in the… Read more »

At-Home Exercises to do While Waiting for your Lumbar Spine Surgery to be Rescheduled

Tom Toothaker

Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT As a Physical Therapist who works for the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, I help many patients build their strength and flexibility after Lumbar Spine Surgery. For those of you waiting for surgery, it’s been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re feeling frustrated and disappointed, it’s understandable. Let’s use that… Read more »

Important Update for OSC Surgical Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Update

The Surgeon General, American College of Surgeons and CDC are recommending that all non-essential invasive procedures be postponed in the nation’s hospitals. Bon Secours/Mercy Mary lmmaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA will be rescheduling non-essential invasive surgeries as of Monday. March 23 2020, based on close consultation with their surgeons regarding the medical necessity of… Read more »