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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery on the Northshore

Our goal is to get you back to your normal life as quickly as possible. AVALA Spine is led by Northshore spine surgeons, Dr. K. Samer Shamieh, MD, Dr. Justin L. Owen, Dr. Jeremy R. James, MD, and Dr. Sean Michael Rider, MD. We provide minimally invasive spine procedures to patients to treat arm, neck, back and leg pain in the Greater New Orleans area.


Raising the Bar

Our doctors are  raising the bar for southern hospitality with our state-of-the-art approach to spine surgery. Our only goal is to treat our patients with compassion and respect. We use the latest medical techniques including robotic spine surgeries. Our patients experience less pain, and quicker recoveries following surgery. 

Hear more first-hand accounts from AVALA Spine’s patients in the Testimonial Section.

Looking at Every Option

Surgery is a scary thought. That’s why we pride ourselves on being conservative doctors, focused on helping you feel the best you can. Counseling and education are the cornerstone to our relationships with our patients. We are on this journey with you and will work with you to exhaust every non-surgical option possible before talking about spine surgery.

We specialize in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. It calls for a one-inch incision and has our patients up and walking the same day as surgery, and only needs a band-aid to cover the incision. Don’t let your spine issues keep you from your life! We serve patients with scoliosis, spinal deformities, and other complex spine diseases in a patient and family-centered, multidisciplinary center.


If you think you could be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery, contact our clinic. Our surgeons practice around the greater New Orleans area, including Covington, Slidell, Hammond, Metairie and Houma. If you have suffered through every other option and nothing seems to work, give us a call to make sure you are getting the right surgery for your specific spinal disease.

Call (985) 400-5778 today to schedule your MRI evaluation at one of AVALA Spine’s convenient locations throughout the greater New Orleans area, or fill out the form below and we will contact you!

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