Tag Archives: spine surgery

Jason H. Thompson, MD

The Relevance of Robotics

  One of the hot topics in surgery these days – whether it’s for surgery on a spine or anywhere else – is robotic surgery. My patients are often curious about the benefits that the robot manufacturers are claiming, and they want … Continue reading

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Jason H. Thompson, MD

The Effects of Obesity on Lumbar Disc Herniation Treatment

  The January 2013 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery includes an analysis of the effect of obesity* on lumbar disc herniation treatment. The study examines the results among nearly one thousand patients over a four year period … Continue reading

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Erica Bryant, DPT

Spring Into a Walking Program

  Hello! My name is Erica Bryant and I am a physical therapist at Valley Medical Center. I am excited to be joining Dr. Lundin and Dr. Thompson as a new contributor to the VMC Spine Blog. Springtime is here … Continue reading

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