Advanced Spine Surgeon Joining Orthopaedic Associates in St. Louis

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Fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon Christopher P. O’Boynick, M.D., will join the team of experts at Orthopedic Associates starting Jan. 2. With over a decade of experience serving patients throughout the region, Dr. O’Boynick is an experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeon offering the highest level of care for injuries and conditions related to the neck, back and spine. Patients in need of specialized spine-related orthopedic care are encouraged to call (314) 569-0616 to schedule a safe appointment at the practice’s main location in St. Louis at 1050 Old Des Peres Road, Suite 100.

As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with extensive training in orthopedic spine care through a subspecialty fellowship, Dr. O’Boynick provides unique expertise in surgical and nonsurgical treatment for injuries and conditions of the neck, back and spine. Taking a patient-centered approach to care, Dr. O’Boynick offers tailored treatment plans using the latest nonsurgical and surgical procedures and techniques. His expertise includes:

  • Disc removal and fusion for the neck and back.
  • Disc replacement for the neck and back.
  • Facet joint, trigger point and lumbar epidural injections.
  • Motion-sparing, microscopic, minimally invasive and same-day outpatient procedures.
  • Nerve and spinal cord decompression.
  • Revision neck surgery.
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion.
  • Second opinions, independent medical examinations and workers’ compensation evaluations.
  • X-ray-guided hip, shoulder and sacroiliac joint injections.

"Dr. O’Boynick joins us with a wealth of knowledge and skill in helping patients to reduce their pain and improve their strength and function to get back to living life to the fullest,” says Orthopedic Associates Practice President Dr. Ryan Pitts. "We are thrilled to welcome him to our expert team of doctors and expand our patients’ superior access to the orthopedic care they need through such an exceptional spine care provider.”

Dr. O’Boynick earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City. He later trained in orthopedic surgery through a residency at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and he pursued further subspecialized training in orthopedic spine surgery through an exclusive fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as an associate professor of orthopedic surgery and spine surgery at Saint Louis University.

To learn more or to schedule a safe appointment with Dr. O’Boynick, call (314) 569-0616.