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Jeffrey S. Roh, MD
Director
Seattle Minimally Invasive Spine Center
Seattle, WA

About Jeffrey S. Roh, MD

Dr. Roh is a Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship-trained minimally invasive spine surgeon and Director of the Seattle Minimally Invasive Spine Center (SMISC). He hails from Seattle, WA and graduated from the University of Washington.

Dr. Roh received his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin and orthopedic spinal training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. While at Case, Dr. Roh was the founding editor and editor-in-chief of the Case Orthopedic Journal. Dr. Roh completed his residency training at University Hospitals Case Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Henry Bohlman. To advance his training, Dr. Roh then completed a spine and scoliosis surgery fellowship at Cornell University's world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Although his education and training have enabled Dr. Roh to treat a wide spectrum of spinal disorders from the cervical to lumbar spines, his particular area of expertise lies in the burgeoning field of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS). He is an inventor and developer of spinal technologies and holds intellectual property with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Roh is intimately involved in training both national and international spine surgeons in the art and science of performing MIS surgery. He is an inaugural member of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Society (SMISS), Chief of Spine at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland, WA and co-director of the Seattle Spine Fellowship Program.

 

Case Studies Presented by Jeffrey S. Roh, MD

Construction Worker with Increasing Low Back Pain and Bilateral Leg Pain

Presented by: J. Roh MD

A 42-year-old male construction worker presented with a 2-year history of worsening low back pain and bilateral lower extremity radiation in L3 and L4 dermatomal distributions. He has right leg weakness and symptoms consistent with neurogenic claudication.

90% Leg Pain vs. 10% Low Back Pain: Refuses Fusion

Presented by: J. Roh MD

A 46-year-old female pharmacist presented with a 6-month history of progressively worsening left leg pain and paresthesias. She reports only minor achy low back pain. She describes her pain as 90% left leg pain and 10% low back pain.

C4-C7 Spondylosis with Foraminal Stenosis

Presented by: J. Roh MD

A 58-year-old female who is right-hand dominant presented with a one-year history of progressively worsening right-sided neck and arm pain. The pain radiates down her right arm in a C6 dermatomal distribution, and she has associated paresthesias.

Adult Idiopathic Thoracolumbar Kyphoscoliosis

MIS or Open?
Presented by: J. Roh MD

A 66-year-old female presented with a history of chronic low back pain, left thigh pain, and a progressive left-sided lumbar hump. She was “hunched over” forward and to the right.

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