Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement: I’ve Been Told I Need a Fusion, Am I a Candidate? 

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"Back Talk" Webinar Series - Episode 1

April 15, 2019

8:00 PM EST

1 Hour

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If you have been suffering from degenerative disc disease or have been told you need spinal fusion, you don't want to miss this informative webinar about Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement, featuring guest expert William Reed, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon at Blue Valley Hospital.

You will learn:

  • What is lumbar artificial disc replacement?
  • How is this different from spinal fusion?
  • Am I a candidate for disc replacement?
  • How is the surgery performed?
  • What can I expect after surgery?
  • And more...

Includes LIVE Question and Answer Session




William Reed, MD

Board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon at Blue Valley Hospital.


Jay Resio

Founder and CEO of BackerNation.  L4-5 Artificial Disc Replacement Patient.

Dr. William Reed is a board-certified spine surgeon who specializes in orthopaedic and minimally invasive spine surgery at Blue Valley Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas.

Dr. Reed earned a dual B.A. degree in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Rochester; post-graduate Anatomy study at Washington University; and completed his Medical Doctorate Degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Additionally, he has acquired his MBA from Olin School of Business – Washington University.

He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Missouri and his orthopedics residency at Duke University. He is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and additionally holds the ABOS Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. 

He trained specifically in Orthopaedic Spine and Upper Extremity surgery at Duke University Medical Center. Upon completing medical school, Dr. Reed served with the United States Air Force Reserve, achieving the rank of Major and served as Orthopaedist and Flight Surgeon before being honorably discharged in 2002.

Dr. Reed now continues to build upon his stellar credentials, offering artificial disc replacement and other surgical options for back and neck pain at Blue Valley Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. Blue Valley Hospital opened in 2010 and is one of the regions first micro-hospitals with experts providing care in specialties including pain management, orthopaedics, spine care, bariatric surgery, general surgery, and podiatry. Dr. Reed has been instrumental in leading Blue Valley’s expanded spine program and motion preservation center.

William Reed, MD

Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC, a B. Braun company, is part of a 175-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of the changing healthcare environment. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap Implant Systems develops advanced spine and orthopaedic implant technologies to treat complex disorders of the spine, hip and knee. Aesculap Implant Systems strives to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients' lives. For more information, call 
800-234-9179 or visit

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