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Barton Health

South Tahoe Local Returns Home and Expands Spine Services Available

South Lake Tahoe, CA – Barton Health is pleased to welcome spine specialist Zachary Child, MD, to Tahoe Center for Orthopedics and Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Child is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon and musculoskeletal oncologist. He is skilled in addressing back pain and finding surgical and non-surgical options that help patients reach optimal spine health.

Dr. Child grew up in South Lake Tahoe. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and residency at the University of New Mexico. For his postdoctoral training, Dr. Child completed fellowships in spine surgery at Harborview Medical Center (University of Washington) as well as orthopedic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School).

Most recently, Dr. Child has played an active role in the research concerning complex spine surgery and oncology. He taught courses in orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and was on the adjunct faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has presented his findings across the nation and both his research and illustrations have been published on multiple occasions. 

Back pain and spinal cord injuries can lead to chronic pain and limited mobility. Dr. Child’s thorough list of spine specialties include chronic back pain, injury and complication prevention in spine care, orthopedic trauma and spinal cord injury care, complex adult deformities, artificial disc replacement and microscopic discectomy, musculoskeletal oncology (bone tumor surgeries), and spinal cord infections. Non-surgical, surgical, and minimally invasive surgical options are available.

Patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Child in South Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Incline Village, or Zephyr Cove by calling 530.543.5554. For more information about Dr. Child and his spine services, visit TahoeOrthopedics.com or bartonhealth.org/orthopedics.