After completing residency training in neurological surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a neurosurgical trauma fellowship at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, Dr. Moffatt entered private practice in Southern California. He became board-certified in neurological surgery in 1993. Dr. Moffatt’s practice combined both brain and spine surgery through most of his career. He spent eight years improving his approach to minimally invasive spine surgery at a major outpatient surgery center before practicing with Laser Spine Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, for several years.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and years of surgical experience to Phoenix Spine & Joint and feels this is a perfect fit for this unique approach to spine surgery. His philosophy is to make each patient an expert in their own spinal circumstances and realistically set their expectations regarding what both surgical and nonsurgical interventions can produce.
Our mission at Phoenix Spine & Joint, first and foremost, is to provide relief from neck and low back pain in the least invasive manner possible—and we do it in a patient-centric environment unlike any other in the field. Expedient pain relief for our patients is our priority—but we’re also on a bigger mission: to revolutionize the way in which health care has been addressing chronic neck and back pain. We think it’s time for a paradigm shift. We don’t just think it. We know it. Why? Because the healthcare community has been viewing back pain in the wrong way for too long—and the patients are paying the price. We took a good, long look at how other medical facilities and surgery centers were set up and realized they were organized mostly around the physicians’ needs—everything from the first contact, initial appointments, even the architecture and physical layout of the center. In other words, the patients’ needs did not necessarily come first and, in some cases, maybe came dead last. This didn’t make sense to us. So we changed everything. Literally.
Residency training in neurological surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a neurosurgical trauma fellowship at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.
He became board-certified in neurological surgery in 1993.