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Leaders in Advanced Spine Research

The Spine Center actively performs research to find the latest, most effective, minimally invasive spine treatments for patients. The goal of these efforts is to ensure that we deliver high quality spine care that helps you return to daily activities and regain a quality lifestyle without pain. 

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Our physician researchers are currently exploring environmental and anatomical factors that can lead to back problems. We are exploring new spine surgery techniques to decrease the length of time a patient stays in the hospital or how long it takes to recover after surgery. Examples of other current research are listed below: 

Causes of Scoliosis 

Dr. Tadhg O’Gara is examining strategies to prevent scoliosis in both children and adults, using altered body mechanics and other techniques.

Spinal Fusion Alternative 

Researchers are exploring a novel non-fusion spine stabilizing technology that can be used in place of traditional spinal fusion techniques. This minimally invasive method uses springs to stiffen the nerves, preserve motion and reduce joint pressure. 

Spine Cancer Treatment  

Dr. Wesley Hsu is partnering with a leading biomechanical research group to assess new spinal instrumentation techniques for safety and effectiveness. He is also researching new ways to target spine cancer by exploring the origin of different cancers.  

Spine Care 

Our physicians are researching various aspects of spine care, including how to prevent spinal cord injuries, fracture patterns and how patients walk and move before and after spinal stenosis surgery.

Spine Surgery Outcomes 

The Spine Center participates in the National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N²QOD), a national spine surgery clinical registry and outcomes database. N²QOD assesses outcomes, quality and the effectiveness of spine surgeries that we perform. Our participation in this process ensures that our patients receive the highest quality surgical care available.  


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The Spine Center is located at Medical Plaza - Clemmons: 

2341 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd.
Clemmons, NC 27012

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