MDChetan Patel, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and spine specialist who is the Medical Director and founder of the Spine Health Institute in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Former Chief of Staff for Altamonte Hospital, where he performs surgeries. A nationally recognized authority on minimally invasive surgical techniques for stabilizing the spine and resolving neck and back pain, Dr. Patel directs a multidisciplinary team that includes specialists in pain management, physical therapy and nutrition, with an emphasis on the most conservative treatment options that can bring lasting relief to his patients. He also works to bring new technologies to the field of spine surgery by contributing to the design and testing of robotic systems and innovative tools and instrumentation. Dr. Patel’s surgical specialties include minimally invasive fusion; microdiscectomy; laminectomy; spinal stabilization; kyphoplasty; minimally invasive TLIF, XLIF and DLIF surgeries; vertebroplasty; scoliosis correction; corpectomy fusion and more. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree and completed his residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and undertook his advanced fellowship training at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.