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Mark A. Wolgin, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialist (Fellowship Trained) in Spinal and Foot/Ankle Surgery, Albany, GA, Office Phone 229-883-4707

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Welcome to Dr. Wolgin's website and practice at Orthopaedic Associates!
 
This website, which focuses on spinal disorders, helps to outline normal and abnormal states of the spine, and review non-surgical and surgical treatment options.
 
I do my best to treat patients as I would want to be treated, starting with non-operative treatments, and when needed, offering surgical care.  If your problem is not within my area of expertise, I will do my best to find the appropriate place for you to get the best care available.

Where appropriate, I also have a focus on minimally invasive techniques where spine surgery is done through small tubular retractors, without big incisions.

Treatment Options Available:

Medications/Physical Therapy/FItness:
We have a focus on non-operative care with Dr. Tsymbalov, with an emphasis on strengthening body core and postural muscles.  Where indicated, injections will be offered.  Other physical therapy pain relief modalities are available.

Injections:
Epidural injections, facet blocks, selective nerve root blocks, radiofrequency ablation, and discography.

Surgery (Minimally Invasive Techniques):
Where appropriate, minimally invasive techinques which include less soft tissue trauma can be applied.  In more severe cases, often an open approach is required, and the spine can be approached from the back (posterior), front (anterior), or side (lateral) aspect.

Surgery (Non-Fusion Techinques):
Cervical and lumbar disc replacement.

As a member of Orthopaedic Associates, I am in practice with partners pictured here, from left, Thomas (Tim) Darden, MD, Paul Michas, MD, Konstantin Tsymbalov, DO, Melissa Lawrence, DO, James Mason, DO, and me.
 
 
 
I work closely with Dr. Tsymbalov (joined us September '15) who does an excellent job providing non-operative pain management for our patients, with his training details below:
 
EDUCATION/TRAINING
· Fellowship, Interventional Pain Management, Deuk Spine Institute, Melbourne, FL
· Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
· Internship, Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, PA
· Medical Degree, DO, Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
· Undergrad, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
 
 
 
  
Orthopaedic Associates
619 Pointe North Blvd.
Albany, GA 31721
229-883-4707, 800-545-3860 , fax 229-435-1038
www.albones.com 
 
 Note:  The information contained on this website is general medical information.  This information is not meant to be medical advice regarding any specific symptoms or medical conditions.  Medical care is very individualized, and if you have any questions or concerns about your medical condition, please contact a physician immediately.  No statement on this website is intended to diagnose or recommend specific medical care for an individual patient situation.