Eric Murray " Steadman Hawkins surgeon now offering services in Grand County
April 5, 2009
Dr. Sonny Gill ” a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery of the neck and back, including athletic injuries of the spine ” is now available in Grand County.
“I have many patients from Grand County who visit me in Vail, Breckenridge or Frisco,” he said, adding, “My decision to visit Kremmling Memorial Hospital’s specialty clinic on a monthly basis is to make access to care much easier for those patients as well as others in the area.”
Dr. Gill has assisted in the medical care of the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. He is also the Head Team Physician for the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team.
Most of what Dr. Gill treats involves the disc and nerves. Degenerative conditions, pinched nerves and disc herniation top the conditions.
The majority of the treatments are non-operative and usually involve a multi modal approach of physical therapy, medications and possibly injections. “The recovery or treatment depends heavily on physical therapists,” said Dr. Gill.
Should the case require surgery, there is good news. Minimally invasive surgery is Dr. Gill’s specialty. His techniques require smaller incisions making recovery time much quicker.
“For the most part I try to do the least invasive approach for the patient so they can get back to their activity of choice whether it’s the athlete returning to a sport, someone getting back to their vocation, or a grandpa who wants to get back to chasing his grandchild around,” Dr. Gill said.
Education about various conditions is important for anyone with neck, back or spine issues. After the personal consultation, Dr. Gill provides a user-friendly, informative Web site with information on the most common conditions.
Dr. Gill is available at the Kremmling Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic the third Wednesday of each month. Appointments are made by calling (970) 668-6760.
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