Douglas A. Linville II, MD, an Orthopaedic Surgeon with Barbour Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Douglas A. Linville II, who serves patients throughout the State of Georgia.

Dr. Linville is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who provides treatment for all regions of the spine: cervical, lumbar, sacral, and sacroiliac. He sees patients at Barbour Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine with offices throughout the state of Georgia. 

Compassionate, patient-centered care is the goal of Dr. Linville, and he thrives on this interaction. He offers treatment for conditions from simple to complex, including minimally invasive surgery for lumbar and cervical disc herniations, minimally invasive lumbar fusions, cervical disk replacements and fusions, sacroiliac fusions, spinal deformity, fractures, and failed surgeries. His patients are offered options to avoid surgery, when possible, in favor of less-invasive or non-surgical treatments. 

In regards to his educational background, Dr. Linville earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine. After a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, he completed one of the nation’s top spine fellowship programs at Washington University in St. Louis. New technology has always been a passion, and he has been trained in endoscopic spine surgery, robotic spine surgery, and image-guided procedures. 

Subsequent to training, Dr. Linville has been in academic and private practice since 1997. During this time, he has taught residents and fellows, as well as has provided training for practicing physicians learning new procedures including kyphoplasty and minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. He has continued his research interests and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters during this time, most recently in Neurosurgery in March 2018. Additionally, he has provided consulting services to medical device manufacturers and has contributed to the development of a minimally invasive spinal implant system that is used and sold nationally.

A member of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and the Spine Intervention Society, the doctor is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopaedic residents and surgeons, as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons. 

With over three decades of experience in his field, Dr. Linville is committed to his patients and to the pursuit of minimally invasive treatments to allow quicker recovery and return to function. To date, he remains affiliated with Eastside Medical Center and Gwinnett Medical Center.

Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. They work in clinical and hospital settings.

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