Our Doctors

Our Doctors

The multidisciplinary team at The Spine Institute at Chatham Orthopaedics provides solutions for the varied and complex clinical problems that are associated with the neck and back. Our surgeons and nonoperative physicians work together with physical therapists, occupational therapists, radiologists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, taking a team approach to diagnose and treat back and spine issues. Together, our experts are able to customize each patient’s treatment plan with his or her specific needs and condition in mind.

We have an experienced group of physicians who are accomplished in performing both minimally invasive and the most complex spine surgery procedures. At The Spine Institute we take pride in being leaders in the field of spine treatment and research and bring an unmatched level of experience to Southeast Georgia.

Left to Right: Salaethia Crawford, MSN, FNP-C; D’Mitri Sofianos, M.D.; Sarah Mcilwain, MSPAS, PA-C; Raphael R. Roybal, M.D.; Malissa Nix, PA-C, ATC; Evan M. Siegall, M.D.; Jody Stanton, PA-C; Gerald Chai, D.O.; Susan Exley, APRN-BC

Our Specialties

Our Specialties

Unique to The Spine Institute at Chatham Orthopaedics is true comprehensive, coordinated care. We provide diagnostic testing, pain management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and a wide variety of surgical procedures such as microdiscectomy, microdecompression and minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spine fusion and artificial disc replacement.

We also offer advanced diagnostic testing and treatment plan design and often will collaborate to determine the best approach of care for every patient.

Additionally, our spine specialists are dedicated to developing new techniques and instrumentation for spine surgery. We also participate in research trials that assess patient outcomes to help determine the best treatment regimen. Our goal is to develop new and effective approaches to alleviate spine pain for our patients.