Our Specialties

Dr. Buchholz treats a wide range of conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He uses state-of-the-art technology to perform various intricate procedures

Avery L Buchholz, MD MPH Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Virginia Health System

Avery L Buchholz MD MPH

Dr. Avery L. Buchholz specializes in adult degenerative scoliosis, complex spine revisions, and minimally invasive spinal procedures.

Dr. Buchholz grew up in rural Wisconsin prior to attending The Citadel in Charleston SC. After graduating summa cum laude, he returned to the University of Wisconsin for medical school where he earned both a Doctor of Medicine and a Masters in Public Health. He then completed a neurological surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He earned the Intern of the Year Award his first year of training and was one of the most outstanding residents in neurosurgery throughout.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery(MISS) is the latest advanced technology available to perform spinal surgeries through small, less than one inch long, incisions. It involves the use of special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques to visualize and perform the surgery through such small incisions. MISS is aimed at minimizing damage to the muscles and surrounding structures.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery

  • Small surgery scars
  • Reduced risk of infections
  • Less blood loss during the surgery
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to work and normal activities

Patient Education Videos

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Patient Testimonials

  • Dr. Buchholz did my lower lumbar fusion on 12/22/2017. I went to him to get help and to better understand as to what's going on with my back. He took his time with me and my mom as to what's needs to be done to help me have a better quality in life. To me he treats me as family! I give him a 100% rating -Annmarie Gore

  • He took very good care of my daughter before and after her surgery. He responds to messages and returns your calls back very quickly. Love Dr. Buchholz -June Johnson

Review of MRI, CT & X-rays

Dr. Buchholz is a spine surgeon who is happy to help whether it is an initial evaluation or a second opinion. If you would like to consult with Dr. Buchholz you can schedule an appointment by contacting our office. If you are seeking an opinion and live outside of the Charlottesville area, you can also upload your images and medical records for review.