As the most experienced XLIF provider in the area, Dr. Dolphin has extensive experience in this procedure, which is a minimally-invasive approach to fusion. In most cases the XLIF is performed on an outpatient basis which means patients are typically home within 23 hours after the procedure.
Dr. Dolphin completed his fellowship training in Spine Surgery under Dr. Alan Levine and Dr. Aleksander Curcin at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, MD. As the leader of the OS Spine Center, Dr. Dolphin oversees the treatment of spinal disorders (with a particular emphasis on degenerative conditions).
Dr. Dolphin is a graduate of the University of Albany, State University of New York in Albany, NY. He received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY and completed an internship at Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. After his internship, Dr. Dolphin completed his residency at Memorial Hospital in York, PA.
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