Chad M. Patton, M.D.
Originally from Kentucky, Dr. Patton completed his undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He subsequently obtained a Master of Science degree in the treatment of spinal cord injury using human stem cells, as well as his Medical Degree, from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Patton completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Vermont. Prior to performing spine surgery in Annapolis, he completed his Spine Surgery fellowship training at the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he worked with both Orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons.
Dr. Patton specializes in the operative treatment of spine-related disorders, including degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, compression fractures, spinal tumors, as well as adult scoliosis and deformity.
Dr. Patton is trained in traditional, time-proven procedures as well as newer, minimally invasive techniques that often allow for less pain after surgery.
Dr. Patton graduated medical school as a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society and a strong background in research. As a resident, his orthopaedic trauma research was awarded top honors in the New England region, and nationally recognized by the American College of Surgeons. Currently, his interests focus on patient outcomes after spine surgery.
Dr. Patton is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AO Spine North America, and the North American Spine Society.
Vitamin D in Orthopaedics. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 2012.
Psychological Distress in a Department of Veteran's Affairs Spine Patient Population. The Spine Journal, 2011.
When surgery is indicated, Dr Patton prefers less invasive procedures, including:
Minimally invasive lumbar surgery
Lateral approach fusion surgery (XLIF)
Microdiscectomy for herniated discs
Kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures
Common Spinal Conditions:
Lumbar spinal stenosis
Osteoporotic compression fractures
Cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy
Adult scoliosis and spinal deformity
Metastatic and primary spinal tumors
Acute and chronic back pain
Spinal trauma and fractures
Complex revision spinal surgery
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