Physician Champion for Memorial Spine: Raphael R. Roybal

Physician Champion for Memorial Spine: Raphael R. Roybal

Orthopedic Surgeon at Memorial Spine

Meet Physician Champion for Memorial Spine: Raphael R. Roybal

Raphael R. Roybal is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. At the Texas Back Institute where he completed his fellowship, Dr. Roybal had extensive experience within all facets of spinal surgery including minimally invasive and motion sparing. As part of this training, Dr. Raphael Roybal has submitted numerous articles and publications comparing the clinical outcomes of minimally invasive surgery versus traditional open surgery and he has co-authored a book chapter for a major text discussing the future and implications of Total Disc Replacement.

Dr. Roybal has been at the cutting edge of technology when it comes to minimally invasive procedures that are more effective and improve spine surgery outcomes. In regards to sacroiliac joint pain, Dr. Roybal has been actively involved with the iFuse Implant system which is a minimally invasive surgical option, designed to be easier and less invasive than traditional open surgical SI joint fusion. In regards to back surgery, in general, Dr. Roybal has been the driving force for adding Mazor Robotics Renaissanceā„¢ Guidance System to Memorial Health, a specially-designed mechanical guidance system that enables surgeons to perform safer and more accurate spine surgery.

Dr. Raphael R. Roybal is a physician champion for the Center of Excellence for Spine Surgery at Memorial University and has been instrumental in developing a program that is evidence based and research driven.

Memorial Spine is regionally recognized for its accomplishments in spine surgery. Taking a comprehensive approach to spine-related pain, the spine specialists at Memorial Spine have demonstrated their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients experiencing back pain, neck pain and degenerative spine conditions.

Ninety percent of people in the United States will suffer from back pain during their lifetime. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor. There are many causes for low back pain including a back strain/sprain, disc herniation, arthritis, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, fracture, and many nonspinal causes. Here at the Back Pain Clinic of Chatham Orthopaedic Associates we realize that most back injuries will heal with a conservative treatment approach. We have the resources to correctly diagnosis your pain and we utilize a wide array of nonoperative modalities to treat your pain. Additionally, if conservative treatment does not alleviate the pain, there are fellowship trained spine surgeons available if surgical intervention is needed. Our goal is to see you in a timely and efficient manner and begin treatment as soon as possible.

Dr. Raphael Roybal is part of the team that makes up Chatham Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. and Memorial Spine.

Directions to our primary location in

Savannah, GA

How Physician Champion for Memorial Spine: Raphael R. Roybal Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Acute Pain
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Auto-Related Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Extremity Dysfunction / Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Fracture
  • Gait disorders
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament strain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post Surgery Functional Problems
  • Post Surgery Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral subluxation


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Annulus Repair
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Back Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Exercise
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelotomy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Pain Pumps
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • SI Joint Fusion
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Ultrasound
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques
  • Vertebroplasty
  • X-STOP
  • XLIF (lateral lumbar interbody fusion)

Accolades for Physician Champion for Memorial Spine: Raphael R. Roybal

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery - Texas Back Institute
  • Dacor Bacon House Fellowship Award Recipient

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Georgia Medical Society
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Office Information for Physician Champion for Memorial Spine: Raphael R. Roybal

4425 Paulsen Street
Savannah, GA 31405
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Additional Locations

4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404
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