Charles Goodwin, M.D. specializes in the diagnosis of diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine, recommending conservative treatment when possible. If conservative treatment fails, he performs, when indicated, adult lumbar spine surgery, stressing minimally invasive techniques, such as microsurgery and endoscopic fusions.
Dr. Goodwin performed the first minimally invasive endoscopic spine fusion surgery in 1999 (Wall Street Journal).
Dr. Goodwin holds a patent in lateral (side) approach to the lumbar spine, XLIF.