Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Slaughter
For more than 21 years, Dr. Slaughter has been living his dream of using medical science to help people and relieve their pain. He uses his medical expertise to develop minimally invasive orthopedic surgery techniques with a focus on reconstructive spinal injury repair.
Dr. Slaughter put himself through college, earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and biochemistry while serving in the United States Army Reserves. Although he may apply his knowledge of mechanical engineering to his work, his real medical training began at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
After successfully completing medical school, Dr. Slaughter participated in a residency program in orthopedic surgery and followed that up with advanced practice under Dr. Michael Neuwirth at Beth Israel Spine Institute in New York City.
Dr. Slaughter’s interest in minimally invasive surgery eventually led to his pioneering orthopedic surgery techniques. He is dedicated to treating his patients with the least invasive treatments possible to reduce their pain and improve the mobility that builds a better quality of life.
Dr. Slaughter’s Specialties
Back pain is one of the most common sources of stress in athletes and older people. Injuries from impact or degenerative conditions can leave people on the sidelines of life. Dr. Slaughter works to improve spinal health, reduce pain and get people moving again.
Dr. Slaughter’s work in spine surgery includes spinal stenosis, fractures and degenerative spine conditions. Stenosis is a condition that often affects older people. Fractures can be brought on by sports injuries or compression due to aging. Degenerative spine conditions can also be the result of injuries over time or simply age.
Osteoarthritis is another condition that effects mostly older people. It usually manifests in the hand and wrist or hip and knee with pain caused by joint inflammation. Dr. Slaughter is focused on techniques to reduce inflammation and relieve pain, so people with osteoarthritis can get back to enjoying their normal daily activities.
If you are living with back pain or pain from osteoarthritis, Dr. Slaughter wants to help you. Fill out our online form to schedule your appointment and see how your quality of life can be improved.