Minimally Invasive Surgery Patients

Our patients are happy to share how minimally invasive surgery at EvergreenHealth got them back to the activities they love.


Leigh Ballantyne

The pain from ruptured cervical disks made it difficult for Leigh to get through the day. Thanks to minimally invasive surgery at EvergreenHealth, she feels good as new - and pain free.

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Image of Leigh Ballantyne, whose ruptured cervical disc pain was relieved by minimally invasive spine surgery at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

David Bartos

Osteoarthritis and degeneration had David considering a minimally invasive knee replacement. Then he found out he'd be a good candidate for a new procedure called a MAKOplasty®.

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Image of David Bartos, who chose to repair the damage of osteoarthritis with MAKOplasty partial knee replacement at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Sophie Borthen

Sophie’s life revolved around soccer..but an ACL tear during a game put her plans to play in college in jeopardy. Minimally invasive knee surgery repaired her ACL and got her back on the field.

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Image of Sophie Borthen, whose ACL tear was repaired by minimally invasive knee surgery at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Jen Larsen

Arthritis and avascular necrosis made Jen a candidate for hip replacement. But only 42, she would likely need another in 15-20 years. A new approach, ultrasound-guided cortisone injections, relieved the pain and delayed the need for hip replacement.

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Image of Jen Larsen, whose athritis and avascular necrosis led to hip replacement surgery at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Naomi Marquez-Blake

Naomi had battled knee problems over the years, and a fall showed arthritis had taken a devastating toll on her right knee. A minimally invasive, computer-navigated total knee replacement got her back on her feet quicker than she could imagine.

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Image of Naomi Marquez-Blake, whose osteoartritis pain was relieved by minimally invasive knee replacement at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Karyl Lee Olels

There didn’t seem to be any answer for the back problems that had plagued Karyl Lee for years. But after having minimally invasive spine surgery at EvergreenHealth, she was back to work in her garden.

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Image of Karyl Lee Olels, whose back pain was relieved by minimally invasive computer-assisted spine surgery at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Nina Pulliam

Nina suffered from flat back syndrome, a complication of the scoliosis treatment she'd had as a teenager. But after minimally invasive surgery at EvergreenHealth, the pain is gone and everything is just easier. 

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Image of Nina Pulliam, whose flat back syndrome was relieved by minimally invasive spine surgery at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Christine Simpson

Christine refused to have an open surgical procedure for her severe scoliosis. She lived with the pain until a minimally invasive procedure at EvergreenHealth fixed the scoliosis and freed her from the pain.

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Image of Christine Simpson, whose scoliosis was repaired by minimally invasive spine surgery at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.