Dr. Robert Shugart, MD, Fort Wayne, IN, 46804

The Fort Wayne Orthopaedics Spine Center stays on the cutting edge of spine techniques through our commitment to research.

Dr. Robert Shugart is a specialist in orthopaedic spinal surgery at Fort Wayne Orthopaedics Spine Center who treats back pain, neck pain and degenerative spine disorders. Dr. Shugart treats spinal disorders and spine trauma with both traditional surgical techniques, as well as with modern laser procedures, motion preservation techniques, and minimally invasive surgery.

Type of Spine Care Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise


  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Ligament strain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors


  • Discectomy
  • Exercise
  • IDET
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • McKenzie Method
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal manipulation
  • Neck Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty


  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery at San Francisco Spine Institute - San Francisco, CA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society
  • International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spine Surgery
  • The Scoliosis Research Society
  • Fort Wayne Medical Society