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Leading the way in treatment, training and research

Twin Cities Spine Center surgeons are board-certified and fellowship-trained leaders in the field of orthopedic spine surgery. All physicians conduct research, lecture and publish on issues relating to the treatment of spinal diseases and disorders.

Twin Cities Spine Center is a teaching facility. Physicians from around the world are drawn to our practice to study under our surgeons.

A. Fettah Buyuk, MD

Medical school: Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Residency: Istanbul Baltalimani Bone Diseases Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Christian J. Gaffney, MD

Medical school: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Jonathon R. Geisinger, MD

Medical school:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
Residency:  Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan

Viral R. Patel, MD

Medical school: BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
Residency: Civil Hospital, B J Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
Fellowship:  Gillette Children's Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota

Michael P. Planalp, MD

Medical School:  University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Residency:  Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan

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