Dr. Douglas Linville II

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Memphis, TN
29 years experience male

Locations

Spine Specialty Center

Memphis, TN

Address

6005 Park Avenue, Suite 400, Memphis, TN
Directions

Practice website

Fax

9017670911

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

CHAMPUS

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Tricare

Spine Specialty Center

Southaven, MS

About

Bio

Orthopedic Surgery Residency SUNY Stony Brook, Spine Fellowship Training at Washington University, St. Louis. I have been in academic and private practice performing spine-only orthopedic surgery since 1997. My practice at Spine Specialty Center, in Memphis, TN, was established 2002 and continues to expand now serving patients in DeSoto county MS, and the greater Memphis area. I continue to work in the areas of research of spine diseases and treatments. Presently I am enrolled as one of the investigational centers for the DIAM FDA IDE study for back pain (a prospective, randomized clinical trial). Previous presentations and publications have centered around my training in spinal deformity, scoliosis, and spondylolisthesis. Currently, I continue to pursue interests in minimally invasive spine surgery and its application to both degenerative diseases as well as spinal deformity including scoliosis.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Board Certified

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

598 Answers
110 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unable to answer: T1 images will show water, air, and cortical bone as dark. T2 images will show air, cortical bone, and other hydrophobic substances as dark. So depend ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Lump?: If due to a deformed spine, then a spine surgeon. If a lump that is soft, under the skin, then a plastic or general surgeon.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Stinky: Brain tumors would not erode the skull, but would push in the brain causing death long before visible. Skin cancers like squamous or basal cells, if i ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jul 18, 2013
Dr. Linville II is extremely knowledgeable, well trained, an excellent teacher, a role model, and a highly competent spine surgeon. Thank you Dr. Linville II for your contribution to the medical commu...Read More
Great surgeon, well respected in the community, trustworthy to go see for consultation.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Linville II is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! More than just neck shoulder & back issues & are getting another opinion. Thanks for taking your time to reassure we're on the right track.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you I haven't had those test yet I have had blood test done and await the results this week and I do hope my GP sends me for a CT/MRI
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Makes sense I was actually thinking in the lines of Athritis. Taking celebrex shoulder pain has gone pain is in the mid back & r) chest area

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UMKC
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

SUNY Stony Brook

Affiliations

Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Scoliosis Research Society
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