Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance surgeon performs 1st outpatient lumbar spinal fusion in region: 5 things to know

A Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance surgeon performed the area's first outpatient lumbar spine surgery.

Here are five things to know:

1. Juris Shibayama, MD, performed the minimally invasive spinal fusion in Middle Tennessee.

2. The patient suffered from spondylolisthesis.

3. Dr. Shibayama has been improving the procedure for the last eight years at TOA.

4. His patients have never experienced a deep infection with any surgery.

5. Dr. Shibayama completed his spine surgery fellowship at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center.


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