Robert Johnson, MD, is a board-certified Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon. His areas of expertise include degenerative diseases, scoliosis, sacroiliitis, pathological fractures (cancer, osteoporosis), and infections of the spine, as well as treatment of joint disease and sports injuries. He specializes in complex spinal procedures and minimally invasive approaches such as MIS sacroiliac joint fusion. Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in Canada and later went on to complete an internship at St. Michael’s Hospital, located in Toronto.
If surgery is necessary, Dr. Johnson offers a comprehensive approach the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, and the sacroiliac joint.
Dr. Robert Johnson, describes how his patient work-up has evolved to consider the sacroiliac joint as a cause of low back pain and why he prefers offering his patients the iFuse Implant System when he performs minimally-invasive SI joint fusion.
Jim shares the details of his daily struggles caused by lingering sacroiliac joint pain after a successful lumbar fusion, and the impact an SI joint fusion had on his ability to reclaim his life.