Spine Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Addison Stone is a fellowship trained spine surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. More than 95% of his surgeries are performed using minimally invasive techniques, which mean less pain and faster healing for patients. He performs hundreds of minimally invasive spine procedures yearly treating a variety of conditions including degenerative changes, trauma and scoliosis.
I chose a career in spine surgery because I enjoy the challenge of diagnosing and treating spinal conditions. I find it very rewarding to see the quality of a patient's life significantly improve with proper diagnosis and treatment. I spend considerable time listening to and examining my patients to accurately determine the cause of their symptoms. I encourage my patients to be active in their medical care, and enjoy educating them about their spine in order for them to make more informed decisions. My approach to treating the spine is to start with the most conservative modalities and we exhaust all non-operative treatments before considering more invasive options. When surgery is indicated, I will spend considerable time explaining the procedure and making sure that my patients are comfortable throughout the process. I stay current with the latest advances in treatment options in order to provide patients with the highest level of care. I consider myself to have strong moral and ethical character and I treat my patients as I would want myself, my family or my friends treated. From a technical standpoint I take great pride in my work and accept no less than perfection. I strive to provide my patients with exceptional care and I am honored to have an opportunity to improve their quality of life.
I was introduced to the career of medicine at an early age since both my father and grandfather were physicians. My father is a retired oncologist and he saw the significant impact he had on the quality of his patients' lives. My father's dedication towards his patients was inspiring, and I wanted a career where I could have a similar impact. Outside of medicine, my wife and I are very busy with two young children. We enjoy hiking, skiing and general family time.
University of Wisconsin Medical School / Madison, WI
University of Washington / Department of Orthopaedics