Dr. Donnally prides himself on performing the least invasive surgery to alleviate a patient’s spinal pathology while concurrently to accelerating The Patient’s post-operative rehabilitation. Additionally, he stresses surgical techniques that minimize post-operative pain and medication use.
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is the latest technology available to perform spinal surgeries through small, less than one-inch-long incisions. It involves the use of special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques to visualize and perform the surgery through such small incisions.
Robotic spine surgery is a procedure where your surgeon is assisted by a robotic system to perform surgery to the spine. Precision is very important when performing spine surgery. Robotic systems are becoming increasingly popular in the medical fraternity as it offers better precision and reduces the risk of complications associated with conventional surgery.
research & publications
Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management
McCormick, J. R., Sama, A. J., Schiller, N. C., Butler, A. J., & Donnally, C. J., 3rd (2020). Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a neurologic condition that develops insidiously over time...
Current Incidence of Adjacent Segment Pathology Following Lumbar Fusion Versus Motion-Preserving Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Recent Projections
Donnally, C. J., 3rd, Patel, P. D., Canseco, J. A., Divi, S. N., Goz, V., Sherman, M. B., Shenoy, K., Markowitz, M., Rihn, J. A., & Vaccaro, A. R. (2020). Current incidence of adjacent segment pathology following lumbar fusion versus motion-preserving procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of recent projections. The Spine Journal.
Lumbar fusion has shown to be an effective...
The Most Influential Publications in Cervical Myelopathy
Donnally, C. J., 3rd, Butler, A. J., Rush, A. J., 3rd, Bondar, K. J., Wang, M. Y., & Eismont, F. J. (2018). The most influential publications in cervical myelopathy. Journal of Spine Surgery.
Management of cervical myelopathy (CM) has continued to evolve through a better understanding...
Is There a Correlation Between Preoperative or Postoperative Vitamin D Levels With Pseudarthrosis, Hardware Failure, and Revisions After Lumbar Spine Fusion?
Donnally, C. J., 3rd, Sheu, J. I., Bondar, K. J., Mouhanna, J. N., Li, D. J., Butler, A. J., Rush, A. J., 3rd, & Gjolaj, J. P. (2019). Is There a Correlation Between Preoperative or Postoperative Vitamin D Levels with Pseudarthrosis, Hardware Failure, and Revisions After Lumbar Spine Fusion? World Neurosurgery.
Vitamin D deficiency is a well-known cause of postoperative...
Dr. Donnally treats patients from all over the country. Our team is happy to assist in coordinating your travel to allow for a smooth experience to receive the care that you and your family deserve. Additionally, Dr. Donnally is experienced and well published in the use of telemedicine for spine issues. His team happily accepts televisits to diagnose and manage your pain.
Learn more about Dr. Donnally’s latest publication - Is Evaluation With Telemedicine Sufficient Before Spine Surgery
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