The Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics Spine Center, established in Little Rock in 1988, provides specialized treatment of both pediatric and adult spinal deformities, degenerative conditions and spinal trauma. The number one priority has, and always will be, to provide the highest quality patient care.
These fellowship-trained specialists are actively involved in research programs and clinical innovations to further advance state-of-the-art spine care technology. This dedication and continued involvement in spinal studies keeps the Spine Center in the forefront of treatment and technology. The physicians have served as clinical faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and other institutions. They have published many papers, abstracts, exhibits and textbook chapters. They are members of many professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the Scoliosis Research Society.
Listed below are our fellowship-trained surgeons:
- Edward H. Saer, M.D.: Dr. Saer’s practice focuses on the surgical treatment of the spine, including deformities, work-related injuries, trauma and cervical and lumbar disorders.
- Richard D. Peek, M.D.: Dr. Peek specializes in surgical treatments of degenerative problems, trauma and tumors of the cervical and lumbar spine.
- Wayne L. Bruffett, M.D.: Dr. Bruffett provides surgical treatment of both pediatric and adult spinal conditions.
- J. Justin Seale, M.D.: Dr. Seale specializes in surgery of the spine, from the latest minimally invasive techniques to comprehensive spinal reconstruction for degenerative changes, deformities and trauma.
- Kathryn J. McCarthy, M.D.: Dr. McCarthy subspecializes in orthopaedic surgery of the spine, using the latest, minimally invasive techniques to treat degenerative conditions and trauma of the spine in adults as well as scoliosis in adolescents.