Orthopedic Spine Surgery

orthopedic spine surgeon dr. javier reto examines a male patient

Nearly everyone knows someone who has experienced bone, joint, or muscle pain in the back or neck. This type of pain can be debilitating and life-altering. The good news is that thanks to the skill of orthopedic spine surgeons like Dr. Reto, pain can be relieved or even eliminated so patients can live life more fully.

dr. javier reto explains orthopedic spine surgery to a patient

An orthopedic spine surgeon is a medical doctor who further specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal diseases and conditions. Orthopedic spine surgeons explore nonsurgical options first, such as pain medication or rehabilitation but also have the expertise to perform surgery to repair an injury or correct a condition, if necessary.

orthopedic spine surgery being performed by dr. javier reto

From an expertise standpoint, orthopedic spine surgeons have extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the spine. They are specially trained medical doctors who have completed 14 years of education, including a five-year surgical residency focused on the surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.