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Dr. Good is Named 2019 Face Of Spine Surgery in Northern Virginia

November 14, 2019 in News, Awards & Recognition,
Posted by Christopher R. Good
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Spine Surgeon Dr. Christopher Good has been recognized for skilled expertise and his medical leadership in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. He was recently awarded the title of 2019 "Face of Spine Surgery" in Northern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine


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.  His goal is to help patients suffering with neck or back problems get back to the best life possible! Heralded for his compassionate approach, Dr. Good personally connects with each patient to understand their challenges, pinpoint a diagnosis and provide solutions through a custom treatment plan.

Dr. Good is a world-renowned spine surgeon and teacher.  He was the first surgeon in the world to use the revolutionary Mazor XTM Stealth Edition robotic system and he is the most experienced and advanced robotic spine surgeon in the region.  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 spine 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 specializes in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Spine Surgery, Computerized Surgical Planning, Augmented Reality Surgery, Motion-Preserving Treatment, Artificial Disc Replacement, Scoliosis Correction, Failed Spine Surgery Repair, and non-operative natural healing options.