Dr. Gary Michelson
Dr. Gary Karlin Michelson is a board-certified orthopedic, fellowship-trained spinal surgeon who has dedicated his life to the search for more effective treatments for the most debilitating of spinal disorders and to the relief of spinal pain.
Motivated by the plight of his maternal grandmother -a tennis champion in her youth, later crippled by neurogenic spinal degeneration- Dr. Michelson resolved to teach himself all that was known about these diseases and their treatments. Dissatisfied with the available treatments, he went on to invent comprehensive spinal surgical systems, including integrated instruments, operative methods, and medical implants. These have become the foundation for many of the modern treatments used for major spinal disorders.
Dr. Michelson has proven to be the most prolific and substantive inventor in spinal surgery with 852 issued or pending patents in the United States and throughout the world. His inventions have made the surgeon’s job easier and substantially lessened the burden on the patient.
Procedures incorporating Dr. Michelson’s inventions have been associated with smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, shortened surgical times, less discomfort, quicker rehabilitation, improved results, and decreased costs overall.