Category: William Montgomery MD

Dr. Montgomery to Chair Spine Course in Saratoga

Dr. William Montgomery , fellowship-trained spine surgeon from OrthoNY, will be the chairman of a minimally invasive spine (MIS) course on August 1, 2014 in Saratoga Springs.  The program entitled, “Foundational Techniques in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Regional Meeting” is being presented to spine surgeons from throughout the northeast.  This hands-on course will offer participants an opportunity to learn and explore a variety of minimally invasive spinal techniques.

Didactic content and cadaveric workshops will focus on the management of spinal pathologies using Stryker technologies.  Participants will learn how to evaluate MIS techniques including MIS decompression and TLIF.  They will also discuss the management of possible complications arising during and after surgery and many other important topics.

Dr. Montgomery is a partner of OrthoNY and has been with the practice since 2008. He sees patients in our Malta, Clifton Park, and Albany Offices.  For an appointment call 518-489-2663 (BONE).

OrthoNY Physician Certified to Implant New Artificial Spinal Disc

(ALBANY, NY) – William Montgomery, MD, a surgeon on the OrthoNY spine team, is among the first in the Northeast to be certified for placement of the new Mobi-C®, an artificial disc that can be implanted at two adjacent levels of the neck. The device, which can also be used for single-level disc replacement, was approved by the FDA in August and studied in a large multicenter clinical trial, with results published in the November 2013 Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.

Unlike spinal fusion, the standard procedure for many patients who have degenerative disease that affects two adjacent damaged discs, Mobi-C® implantation doesn’t just relieve pain. It also allows for a good postoperative range of neck motion and is less likely than fusion to cause degeneration of surrounding discs.

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