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Dr. Good Earns 2020 Top Doctor Recognition

Authored by Washingtonian Magazine, Dr. Christopher Good, MD, FACS. October 27, 2020

Virginia Spine Institute is proud to strengthen their reputation of medical leadership in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan Area as they are recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as Top Doctors 2020.

Dr. Good has been recognized with Top Doctor honors by Washingtonian Magazine in consecutive years since 2016.


Christopher Good, MD, FACS – Spine Surgeon, Virginia Spine Institute

Dr. Christopher Good has been named a 2020 Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine. Dr. Good is a world-renowned spine surgeon and teacher. He was recently one of the first surgeons in the world to use Augmented Reality to perform surgery, and he was the first surgeon in the world to use the revolutionary Mazor XTM Stealth Edition robotic system. He is one of the most experienced and advanced robotic spine surgeons in the world. He is passionate about using technologies like computerized planning and augmented reality to improve safety in spine surgery. Dr. Good leads the robotic spine surgeon training program for the largest hospital system in the country and his research has shown that robotics improves success for patients having spine surgery.

Dr. Good has also helped develop an enhanced spine surgery recovery program (ERAS) which is being studied across the county. This program is helping patients to heal faster with less pain and to use less pain medication after surgery. Dr. Good has advanced the use of artificial disc replacement and motion preservation to avoid spine fusion for many patients. Dr. Good was also the first spine surgeon in the region to use stem cell therapy as a natural healing option for lumbar disc disease, helping patients with low back pain improve their quality of life and avoid surgery.

Dr. Good’s passion for spine surgery began at a young age when his father suffered a traumatic spine injury and a failed operation. This life-changing event inspired Dr. Good to pioneer many revolutionary advancements in the field. Heralded for his compassionate approach, Dr. Good personally connects with each patient to understand their challenges, pinpoint a diagnosis and provide modern solutions through a custom treatment plan. Dr. Good specializes in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Spine Surgery, Computerized Surgical Planning, Augmented Reality Surgery, Motion-Preserving Treatment, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stem Cell Therapy, Scoliosis Correction, and Failed Spine Surgery Repair.

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