Dr. Morgan P. Lorio, Orthopedic Surgeon, Bristol, TN, 37620

Dr. Morgan P. Lorio, MD, FACS, Bristol, TN, 37620

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Dr. Lorio completed his general surgical internship and orthopedic residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed a hand and microsurgery fellowship at The Hand Center of Western New York and received additional training in plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, Dr. Lorio also completed the Simmons Spine Fellowship and a clinical practice fellowship with Dr. Hanson Yuan at the Health Science Center Syracuse.

Dr. Lorio seeks the most innovative ways to approach spinal and extremity surgeries. He focused his skills and energies on minimally invasive spine and peripheral nerve surgery and continually strives to improve both scientific knowledge and patient care. In the effort to discover new surgical techniques, Dr. Lorio works directly with the medical device companies on new less-invasive techniques and products that will reduce recovery time, minimize postoperative pain and decrease the size and appearance of scars.

Dr. Lorio introduced no-stick, no dye MRI myelography in Louisiana. He was the first surgeon in Louisiana to perform microendoscopic discectomy "band-aid" surgery and subsequently introduced this technology to the Tri-Cities area. In addition, he was one of the first surgeons to implant Interpore Cross International's oval-shaped GEO cages. Dr. Lorio serves as a consultant for Exactech Corporation's Opteform, a thermoplastic polymer that is mixed with allograft to crate a bone filler.

Dr. Lorio is a member of the American Boards of Orthopedics and Spine Surgery (with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery), the North American Spine Society, Simmons Surgical Society, the Spine Arthroplasty Society, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Orthopedic Trauma Association. He Has published numerous articles and lectured internationally. Recognized by the Profiles of Hand Surgery in North America, Dr. Lorio is an assistant clinical professor at East Tennessee State University.

Doctor Quote

Caring for our patients with innovative, less invasive surgical techniques is our specialty.

Type of Spine Care Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise

Conditions
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Ligament strain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors
  • Whiplash
Treatments
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Coccygectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Lumbar
  • IDET
  • Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy / microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

Certifications

  • 7/16/99 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 10/25/00 American Board of Spine Surgery
  • 8/27/01 CAQ Hand Surgery
  • 2000 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • 2001 Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2001 Fellow American College of Spine Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Simmons Spine Fellowship, (SOSA) SUNY - Buffalo
  • Clinical Practice Fellowship with Hansen Yuan, MD
  • Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, SUNY - Buffalo

Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Simmons Surgical Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand