Orthopedic surgery involves anything associated with the bones including the connective tissues that bind them to each other. This type of surgery is performed when either damage is incurred or complications arise. Joint replacement is a common type of surgery used to increase an individual’s range of motion by removing the affected bone and replacing it with a synthetic replica. Depending on the joint and severity of the damage, the replacement could be made of either plastic or titanium. Spinal surgery is also a common procedure that involves the various discs of the vertebra. Spinal fusion is generally performed when the discs begin to deteriorate, in order to provide more stability and protection for the spinal cord.
Dr. Greg Finch is one of the leading orthopedic surgeons who specializes in spinal surgery. He prefers to utilize minimally invasive methods in the correction of cervical surgery in adults. His skills within this field allow him to make corrections or repairs to the spinal discs that have become damaged due to disorders such as degeneration or scoliosis. Dr. Greg Finch can also perform reconstructive surgeries on the spine as well as tend to damage incurred through disc herniation or spinal tumors. He also specializes in treating patients experiencing pediatric trauma.
As a believer in using non-invasive procedures whenever possible, Dr. Greg Finch currently works with the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery to help educate others in his field about the many benefits involved in this practice. Dr. Greg Finch obtained his degrees in medicine from the University of Auckland and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from which he obtained a fellowship. In addition to the work he does at the Sunshine Coast Hospital in Queensland, he also devotes his time to supporting others in his field through organizations such as the North American Spine Society.