Charles Gordon, Jr., M.D.
A fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), Dr. Gordon’s approach prioritizes smaller incisions, less operative trauma, and rapid recovery times. His use of MISS techniques aims to restore function and relieve pain with minimal disruption to patients’ lives.
“Early intervention with comprehensive care is key to helping my patients get back to doing what they love.”
- B.S., General Physics, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS 2007
- M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR, 2011
- Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, 2017
- Spinal Surgery, University of Maryland and Shock Trauma Hospital
Baltimore, MD, 2018
Certification and Licensure
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Eligible
- Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
- AO North America Spinal Surgery, Fellow
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
- North American Spine Society
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Medical Association of the State of Alabama
- Alabama Orthopaedic Society
“”Quite a few times, I’d go outside to play with my kids, and if I took a wrong step, I’d be on the ground, not able to get up. Dr. Gordon was like ‘I can fix you. I can fix it.’ He didn’t even hesitate about it. […] Dr. Gordon did amazing.”Tim Moseley, Patient of Dr. Charles Gordon, Jr.
“Dr. Gordon, he did the surgery and the pain is gone. And I can walk. I’m really glad I had that surgery. It gave me the ability to really get my life back to where it was before. You don’t realize until you have difficulties what mobility is.”Linda Gibson, Patient of Dr. Charles Gordon, Jr.
Dr. Gordon Explains MISS
Dr. Gordon describes some different types of spinal fusion surgery treatment options that are available to those suffering from pain caused by degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis and how the minimally-invasive OLIF25™ procedure provides a faster recovery with less post-operative pain for patients – patients just like Steve Schwartzer.
“When I came out of surgery, I reached down to my left leg and I looked at Deb. I said, ‘There’s no pain. This feels great!” And it did. You know for it being less than 24 hours out of surgery. And to be straight and to walk without any pain? I’m telling you what, I still can’t describe it.”Tim Peavy, Patient of Dr. Charles Gordon, Jr.
“It got to a point where I physically couldn’t turn and it just continued on and the pain was intensifying. It was hard to walk; it was hard to sit – I just had to say, ‘This is not going to work. I gotta find something that will cure it.’ And that is when I found Dr. Gordon.”Steve Schwartzer, Patient of Dr. Charles Gordon, Jr.