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Colin Haines, MD, FACS

Spine Surgeon
Director of Research

🗓 Dr. Haines is currently accepting new patients. In-office and telehealth consultations are available. 

Dr. Haines utilizes modern technology to provide safer and more effective treatment options to restore the quality of life for individuals suffering from neck and back conditions. His patient success has earned him a national feature on The Today Show and Buzzfeed, as well as Top Doctor recognition in consecutive years. His world-class surgical expertise is complemented by an extensive portfolio of nonsurgical treatments including regenerative medicine.

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🗓 Dr. Haines is currently accepting new patients. In-office and telehealth consultations are available. 

Dr. Haines utilizes modern technology to provide safer and more effective treatment options to restore the quality of life for individuals suffering from neck and back conditions. His patient success has earned him a national feature on The Today Show and Buzzfeed and Top Doctor recognition in consecutive years. His world-class surgical expertise is complemented by an extensive portfolio of nonsurgical treatments including regenerative medicine. (stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy).

Leading the nation in the most minimally invasive surgeries, he prides himself on the ability to customize treatments to meet each patient’s unique anatomy and goals. Most recently, Dr. Haines performed the world’s first combined endoscopic and robot-guided spine surgery.

Known for his compassion and humility, Dr. Haines’ ambition to become a spine surgeon began at a young age when he suffered a lumbar disc herniation playing soccer. After recovering successfully without surgery, he was profoundly impacted by the power of non-operative treatment. This experience fueled his desire to personally connect with patients, working together to create a tailored treatment plan that will achieve their goals for recovery.

While 90% of Dr. Haines’ patients are successful treatment without surgery, when surgical intervention is necessary, he utilizes minimally invasive surgical techniques that improve patient safety and dramatically reduce recovery time. These techniques include robot-guided spine surgery, augmented reality (AR), ultrasonic spine surgery, and laser spine surgery, and he is one of the few spine surgeons in the nation who is an expert in endoscopic spine surgery. Additionally, Dr. Haines promotes motion preservation through the use of disc replacements and is currently a lead investigator for an FDA trial for cervical disc replacements.

As the Director of Research at Virginia Spine Institute, Dr. Haines actively facilitates national research studies to advance effective treatment options for his patients. Notably, he was involved in the largest study on professional baseball players with back pain and is currently leading multiple FDA trials on cervical disc implants. Dr. Haines is a frequent presenter at international conferences, and his research findings can be found in esteemed textbook chapters and peer-reviewed publications.

 

Awards & Recognition

  • Performed World's First Combined Endoscopic & Robot-Guided Surgery
  • American College of Spine Surgeons, First Place in Research Competition
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Epsilon Chapter of the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Credentials

College

Bucknell University

Medical School

University of Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery, The George Washington University Hospital

Fellowship

Spine Surgery

Cleveland Clinic

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

BioMed Research International Journal, Reviewer

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

AO Spine

North American Spine Society, Reviewer

Reston Hospital Center Medical Executive Committee, Member-at-Large

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