Lumbar Discectomy and Fusion Podcast – Princeton Spine & Joint Center Podcast #7

In episode #7 of the Princeton Spine & Joint Center Podcast, Dr. Zinovy Meyler, Co-Director of the Interventional Spine Program at PSJC, spoke with Dr. Matthew McDonnell, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with University Orthopaedics Associates in Princeton New Jersey. They discussed in detail lumbar discectomy, spinal fusion and the conditions appropriate for each diagnosis and treatment, as well as lumbar spine, cervical spine, and a variety of disc diseases and trauma.

Dr. Matthew McDonnell specializes in degenerative conditions and traumatic injuries of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He treats conditions such as stenosis, myelopathy, radiculopathy, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis and fractures of both the spine and the extremities. He has an extensive bibliography of original papers, book chapters and abstracts and has presented both nationally and internationally. He obtained his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ, after completing his undergraduate degree at The College of New Jersey. He completed his internship and residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. Dr. McDonnell then completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Brown University followed by a fellowship in Spine Surgery at Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Zinovy Meyler is a board certified, fellowship trained physician specializing in the non-operative care of spine, joint, muscle and nerve pain. After graduating from New York University and receiving his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Meyler performed his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Meyler received additional training in ultrasound guidance at the Mayo Clinic and completed his fellowship training in interventional spine and joint medicine at the prestigious Beth Israel Spine Institute in Manhattan. Dr. Meyler is the author of multiple medical chapters and peer-reviewed papers. He serves as a reviewer for medical journals and lectures widely. Dr. Meyler’s expert medical opinion has been sought in newspapers and on radio shows, as well as on this podcast.

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