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Rick A. Davis MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

Spine & Neck Care

Rick A. Davis MD

Practice Overview

Dr. Davis has performed over 4000 spine surgeries, ranging from complex revision spine surgery, spine trauma, and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Davis has a special interest and significant experience in cervical spine problems, degenerative lumbar conditions (spinal stenosis/disc herniation’s) as well as complex revision spine surgery (failed spine surgery) and spine trauma.

Dr. Davis also provided spine care for the Nashville Predators (NHL), Olympic hockey players, and Division I baseball and football athletes while serving as Chief of the Adult Spine Division at Vanderbilt University Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Nashville, TN.

In addition, Dr. Davis has instructed orthopedic residents and fellows, and been an invited lecturer at several medical schools in the United States. His research studies have been published in spine journals, presented internationally, and he has written book chapters on minimally invasive spine surgery and spine trauma.  Also, Dr. Davis has designed two spinal implants that is used in procedures for cervical disc herniation surgery and cervical spinal trauma.

In his spare time, Dr. Davis enjoys time with his family, running, golf and cooking.

Clinical Interest

Fracture Care

Spine and Neck Care, including Spine (Low Back/Lumbar), Neck/Cervical, Thoracic, Sacroiliac and Non-Surgical Spine

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006

Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, Spine Surgery Fellowship

Residency
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison WI, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Medical Degree
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington D.C. MD

Achievements & Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (1977)
Pathology Honor Society of National Association of Pathology Chairs (1996)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Research Fellow (1995)
University of Wisconsin Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Award Winner (June 2003)

Staff

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Angela Hauth, APRN, CNP
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Jenny G.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

August 27, 2019

Tayler G.

I suffered for more than 20+ years from lower back pain, which radiated to both legs and feet, including burning nerve pain. 18 months ago, Dr. Davis performed a miracle for me! A 2 hour surgery, a band aid and a couple of stitches later – the compression was repaired! No pain in my legs, no nerve pain in my feet, was up and walking my dog the next morning! I am 68 years old, this was a miracle for me by an amazing surgeon. Thanks for my life back Dr. Davis.

June 26, 2019

Glenn R.

Dr. Davis has been my doctor for 4+ years and I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for this fantastically skilled orthopedic surgeon, I wouldn’t be able to walk. Dr. Davis has performed three surgeries on my lower lumbar with amazing success of each one. Dr. Davis has earned my confidence throughout these processes with his honesty, precision, and care in exams and surgery. Dr. Davis’ skill and expertise truly blessed me with a miracle.

December 13, 2018

Dale M.

In May of 2018, I experienced some lower back pain that quickly developed into a lot of pain from my left hip to my tingling toes. After trying several different treatments from cortisone shots (2), to chiropractic visits and therapy, it became apparent that I would need to have surgery on my L4-5 to relieve the impingement that was putting pressure on my sciatic nerve from a herniated disc and foraminal narrowing (MRI terminology). Surgery was scheduled but put off until after harvest season (farmer). Dr. Rick Davis had prescribed a couple of different medications which allowed me to finish the harvest season ahead of the surgery and which worked very well…really, a life saver. My experience with Dr. Davis and his PA Brandon was exceptional! From the time I entered the clinic the morning of surgery until I left some 4 hours later to go home was amazing. Everyone was so accommodating, understanding and comforting…the surgery by Dr. Davis turned out to be 100% successful and I am once again pain free on my left side. I would definitely recommend TCO and Dr. Davis without hesitation. Just got home from my follow up appointment and had a great conversation with Brandon and Dr. Davis about the surgery and the healing process over the next several weeks. Thank you Dr. Davis, TCO and Brandon.

December 13, 2018

Jeanne K.

Dr. Davis is an excellent Spinal Surgeon. I have no pain in legs or buttocks which had been persisting for over one year. He is kind, professional, very talented and has a super caring staff. He is terrific in every way. I am so glad and grateful to have had him for my surgeon. Thank you Dr. Davis for this wonderful outcome and to your staff, as well.

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