National & International Surgical Recognitions for VSI

Virginia Spine Institute is leading the evolution of modern spine surgery by pioneering game-changing treatments that have helped millions of patients around the world. We are proud to have earned national and international recognition for our surgical firsts, as our spine surgeons use state-of-the-art technology and modern, minimally-invasive surgical techniques to improve the lives of their patients. 

Through our surgeons’ extensive skill sets, and continuing education, they are able to provide a high level of treatment options for a wide array of spinal conditions. While many surgeons avoid complex cases, our surgeons at Virginia Spine Institute thrive off of helping each of their patients improve their lives no matter the complexity of the surgery. Some of those more complex surgeries include: failed prior surgeries, multi-level disc replacements, and hybrid spine surgeries.

Our surgeons also have access to the newest state-of-the-art technology and tools to perform their surgeries. With artificial disc replacements, augmented reality, and robotic-guided surgeries, they are able to perform ultra minimally-invasive surgeries with effective results. These tools allow for quicker recovery time which means patients are getting back to their lives faster.

Here are the national and international surgical firsts performed by Virginia Spine Institute Surgeons:


First use of genetic engineering of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) in surgery in the Washington DC Area



Initiated the first use of synthetic bioabsorbable implants in fusion technology.



Introduced lumbar artificial disc replacement surgery to the Washington DC Area.



The VSI team performed the first cervical artificial disc replacement in the Washington DC Region.



VSI introduced endoscopic and minimally-invasive (micro) tubular fusions to the Mid-Atlantic Region.



Introduced robotic spine surgery to the Mid-Atlantic Region.



The VSI team performed the Nation’s first combined multi-level hybrid cervical disc replacement and fusion surgery.



Dr. Good performed the first robot-guided sacroiliac (SI) fusion surgery in North America.



Dr. Haines performed the World’s first combined endoscopic & robot-guided surgery.



Dr. Good performed the world’s first robotic spine surgery using the newest generation of robots: the Mazor X™ Stealth Edition.






You deserve the best care from the best spine surgeons — schedule a consultation today to learn what surgical and non-surgical treatment options are available for your specific condition. Let us get you back to a pain-free life.

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