Spine Health Expert + Spine Surgery

Chad Patton, MD MS

Spine Surgeon + Spine Health Expert


Board-certified,  Fellowship-trained  Spine Surgeon

Dr. Chad Patton is the Director of the Center for Spine Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland.  He is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopaedic surgeon and partner with AAMC Orthopaedics.  

Dr. Patton focuses on the evidence-based treatment of spine-related disorders.  He has a Master's degree in Neurobiology, focusing on spinal cord injury research.  He is currently a teaching faculty member with AOSpine North America, a committee chairman for the North American Spine Society (NASS), and Adjunct Faculty member of the College of Health Sciences at Rush University in Chicago.




2000 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401



Areas of Practice

adult spine surgery

Dr. Patton primarily focuses on the surgical treatment of adults and young adults.

adult scoliosis & spinal deformity

Spinal deformity, a condition in which the spine curves or causes you to lean forward when standing or walking, can be a debilitating condition and a source of chronic pain.  Sophisticated techniques, including intraoperative computer navigation, are used to correct conditions caused by scoliosis or previous surgery.

spinal stenosis

Narrowing around the nerves or spinal cord in the spinal canal -- or spinal stenosis -- is one of the most common reasons why patients elect to have surgery.  Research has shown that patients with lumbar spinal stenosis do better with surgical treatment when compared to nonsurgical treatment (click here to read study).

surgical 2nd opinions

The decision for surgery is not an easy one.  Most causes of spine-related pain and symptoms are not treated surgically.  When surgery is indicated, it is important to choose a fellowship-trained spine surgeon that you trust.  There is usually no "fix" or "cure" for spine conditions, so it can be helpful to get a 2nd opinion to make sure surgery will meet your expectations.

disc herniations

Disc herniations are a common cause of "sciatica" or pain radiating down the leg.  While not everyone needs surgery for a disc herniation, research has shown that patients who have surgery in fact do better than patients treated without surgery (click here to read study).

fractures, tumors, & infections of the spine

Fractures, tumors, and infections of the spine can be serious conditions, sometimes requiring urgent surgical treatment.  These conditions should be evaluated by a fellowship-trained spine surgeon.