Gerald R. Schell, MD, Neurosurgeon
President, Saginaw Valley Neurosurgery, PLLC
One of the world’s preeminent minimally invasive spine surgeons, Dr. Gerald R. Schell’s roots stem from the Thumb of Michigan.
Dr. Schell attended Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan and later received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine before completing a neurosurgical rotation at Syracuse University. Syracuse University later offered him the directorship of its neurosurgical training program, which he declined to continue caring for the needs of Michigan patients.
Currently, Dr. Schell uses advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques for the vast majority of his patients with spinal disc disease. For patients who previously had no hope for pain relief for osteoporotic compression fractures, Dr. Schell performs novel procedures such as the three dimensional CT reconstructive techniques with balloon kyphoplasty.
Dr. Schell performed the first artificial lumbar disc surgery in the state of Michigan, and both he and Dr. Field are currently playing a leading international role in the experimental development of single-level and two-level artificial discs for cervical disk problems. They are also involved with numerous other collaborative scientific endeavors to help advance neurosurgical care. Additionally, Dr. Schell served as the Chief of Staff of St. Mary’s of Michigan hospital in Saginaw until 2009.
Dr. Jerry is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the management of arthritis as well as knee, hip and shoulder replacement. He has been in private practice in Port Huron for more than 20 years.
He received his medical degree from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He served an intership at Brown University in Rhode Island, before completing a residency in Orthopedics at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, where he was chief resident for a year. He then went on to complete a one year fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and a member of the American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American College of Physician Inventors, Mayo Clinic Fellow Association and SUNY Medical Alumni Association.
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