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OrthoCarolina Spine Center - Charlotte

2001 Randolph Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28207

Spine Center - Charlotte

At OrthoCarolina’s Spine Center, our fellowship-trained physicians specialize – and excel – in one area. Nationally recognized for spinal care, we lead the field in research and in the number of procedures performed, including minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Our physician staff, comprised of seven dedicated spine surgeons and four physiatrists, is committed to providing the highest level of care to patients suffering from pain, numbness or weakness anywhere from the neck to the lower back. Many of the procedures performed are outpatient procedures or allow the patient to go home the following morning. Our spectrum of care ranges from nonsurgical management of spinal disorders to the most complex reconstructive procedures for patients with debilitating conditions making us the best spine care center in the region.

We perform more than 2,000 spine surgeries and nearly 4,000 interventional spine procedures each year.

At OrthoCarolina, we make it our goal to only hire the best spine physicians to care for our patients. In addition to regularly seeing patients, our current physicians are actively involved in research, including the development of spinal implants and bone substitutes, and they are instrumental in teaching these latest techniques to other physicians. Additionally, our physicians often serve as a 2nd opinion option for many patients.
Our spine surgeons and physicians have experience treating a wide variety of spinal problems in the cervical, lumbar and thoracic areas of patients in Charlotte:

  • Adolescent and adult scoliosis
  • Disc problems including microdiscectomy
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal fractures
  • Other spinal deformities

Physicians

James R. Alexander, MD

James R. Alexander, MD

Physician

Clinical Specialties
Physiatry
Emilie Allen, PA-C

Emilie Allen, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Todd M. Chapman Jr., MD

Todd M. Chapman Jr., MD

Physician

Clinical Specialties
Spine
Caroline Shaffner Clark, PA-C

Caroline Shaffner Clark, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Bruce V. Darden, II, MD

Bruce V. Darden, II, MD

Physician

Clinical Specialties
Spine
Paul Ellis, PA-C

Paul Ellis, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Taylor Golden, PA-C

Taylor Golden, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Clinical Specialties
Spine
Swaroop Gonchikar, MD

Swaroop Gonchikar, MD

Physician

Clinical Specialties
Physiatry
Steve Lawson, PA-C

Steve Lawson, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Clinical Specialties
Spine
Eric B. Laxer, MD

Eric B. Laxer, MD

Physician

Clinical Specialties
Spine
Alden Milam, MD

Alden Milam, MD

Physician

Clinical Specialties
Spine
Marcia Molnar, PA-C

Marcia Molnar, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Kinjal Parikh, DO

Kinjal Parikh, DO

Physician

Clinical Specialties
Physiatry
Shannon Reilly, PA-C

Shannon Reilly, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Alfred L. Rhyne, MD

Alfred L. Rhyne, MD

Physician

Clinical Specialties
Spine
Bradley Segebarth, MD

Bradley Segebarth, MD

Physician

Clinical Specialties
Spine
Leo R. Spector, MD

Leo R. Spector, MD

Physician

Clinical Specialties
Spine