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SPINE & ROBOTIC SURGERY
ORTHOPEDIC & ROBOTIC SURGERY
PAIN MANAGEMENT
OPHTHALMOLOGY
GENERAL SURGERY
PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

NECK PAIN? BACK PAIN?

Neck and Low back pain can indicate an issue with the anatomy of your spine. Most problems with the spine are caused by issues with the shock absorbers, called discs, that separate each of the vertebral bodies. When the discs are injured, they can put pressure on the nerves surrounding it. See the videos below for more information.

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Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence

Advanced Spine Surgery Certification

AVALA, under our Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence Designation from DNV, received the Advanced Spine Surgery Certification, in addition to three orthopedic certifications: Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement, Advanced Shoulder Surgery, and Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgery affirming our excellence in the provision of diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to providing superior clinical and quality care for our patients. 

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Chronic pain in the neck or back can make it hard to complete everyday activities. For patients who have exhausted non-surgical options such as physical therapy or pain management, minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery is an option that can help patients gain relief and get back to their life as quickly as possible.

AVALA Hospital specializes in MIS surgery and has invested in the newest technology and imaging to allow our physicians to operate on your spine safely with less pain.

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Robotic Spine Surgery

AVALA is the most experienced hospital on the Northshore offering robotic spine surgery utilizing the Globus ExcelsiusGPS Robot and Technology. Our physicians are part of an elite training group specializing in this technology.

Spine & Robotic Surgery Physicians

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Jeremy James, MD

AVALA Spine

Jeremy James, MD

AVALA Spine

Clinic Locations: Covington, Hammond

Justin Owen, MD

AVALA Spine

Justin Owen, MD

AVALA Spine

Clinic Locations: Covington, Slidell

Samer Shamieh, MD

AVALA Spine

Samer Shamieh, MD

AVALA Spine

Clinic Locations: Covington, Metairie

Sean M. Rider, MD

AVALA Spine

Sean M. Rider, MD

AVALA Spine

Clinic Locations: Covington, Hammond, Metairie, Slidell