Dr. Mitchell Supler brings over 20 years of neurosurgical experience to the Masson Spine Institute. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine, receiving the Lyerly Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Florida as well in 1996, training alongside Dr. Robert Masson. He has been certified by of the American Board of Neurological Surgery since 1999. He is currently the Chief of Surgery at Orlando Health Central Hospital.
Dr. Supler excels in the treatment of recreational and professional golfers with spinal disorders. An avid golfer himself, Dr. Supler holds multiple certifications with the Titleist Performance Institute, the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. He brings a specific knowledge of the biomechanics of the golf swing and its effects on the spine. He is one of only two neurosurgeons in the country to carry this distinction. He is also certified with K-Motion, the industry leader in wireless, human motion learning for the sports, fitness and medical industries. Dr. Supler was a featured speaker at The World Golf Fitness Summit and has been a regular guest on the Sirius/XM PGA Tour Radio show “Inside the Ropes”.
Dr. Supler has unique specialization in artificial disc replacement of the cervical and lumbar spines These procedures allow preservation of mobility, produce less surrounding tissue damage, and result in a faster recovery to a more active lifestyle. He successfully performed a cervical disc replacement on Dr. Masson who, within 8 months, summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. Dr. Masson was also able to compete in the grueling Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona without a concern for his neck impeding his driving. Dr, Supler is currently investigating even more minimally invasive techniques for lumbar disc replacement, potentially revolutionizing how the procedure is performed in the future.
Treatment for pain arising from the sacroileac joint is one of Dr. Supler’s greatest passions. Over 20% of back pain may be arising from this joint, and it is often overlooked. He is one of only a few surgeons in the country performing minimally invasive surgery for sacroileac joint dysfunction. He is currently involved in research to develop newer, more refined techniques as well.
Dr. Supler is one of the nation’s leading surgeons specializes in the treatment of chronic pain through spinal cord stimulation. His expertise is in high demand having trained numerous physicians from the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Dr. Supler’s knowledge, training and experience make him an asset to the Masson Spine Institute. He is dedicated to using the latest, proven technology and applying it to each individual patient.
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