Dr. John Galeno is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Spinal Surgery and General Orthopaedics.
“Although I perform many General Orthopaedic procedures, including arthroscopic surgeries, total joint replacements, and minor hand and foot surgeries, my main area of expertise is the Spine,” says Dr. Galeno. “Most degenerative problems of the spine can be treated conservatively, with physical therapy, pain management, and rest.”
Dr. Galeno also stated that he spends a significant amount of time discussing treatment options with his patients, carefully explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each.
“Only after non-operative treatment is exhausted do we consider surgery to correct the problem,” he said. “My patients are directly involved in the decision-making process. In my mind, it is of the utmost importance for my patients to understand their problem and how we embark on a treatment plan for any orthopaedic problem.”