Dr. Raymond Gardocki of the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN, performed his 100th endoscopic spine surgery on February 6, 2019, utilizing joimax® endoscopic spine technologies. By implementing joimax® endoscopic surgical systems into their center, Dr. Gardocki and the Campbell Clinic* are on the forefront of minimally invasive spine surgery.
“We are very excited to have completed our 100th endoscopic spine surgery,” stated Dr. Gardocki. “Seeing the rapid recovery and decrease in morbidity with the endoscopic approach makes me wonder why everybody doesn’t do spine surgery this way.”
Endoscopic spine surgery benefits both the patient and surgeon including:
- Smaller incision versus open procedures
- Surgery can be performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia
- Lower infection rates
- Reduced need for opioids or other pain medication
Dr. Gardocki is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN. He graduated from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in 1997 and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Gardocki specializes in minimally invasive spine procedures, treating adult degenerative conditions such as herniated discs, spondylolisthesis and stenosis.
*Campbell Clinic is recognized as a national leader in sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, joint replacement, orthopaedic oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and surgery of the hand, hip, foot, knee, shoulder and spine. The clinic services the Memphis area.