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Gene M. Massey, M.D.


Back, Neck, Spine


Dr. Gene Massey has been practicing orthopedic spine surgery in Myrtle Beach since 2012. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, where he went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He followed medical school with an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of South Carolina-Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina, before completing fellowship training in spine surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

In his practice, Dr. Massey begins with a careful diagnosis and starts treatment with the most conservative possible methods in order to provide relief. If surgery is required, he is dedicated to utilizing the least invasive options in order to treat the condition to help patients return to a pain-free lifestyle and get back to the activities they previously enjoyed.

Dr. Massey is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is the first surgeon in the region to perform robotic-assisted spine surgery, the first surgeon in the state of South Carolina to perform robotic-assisted spine surgery with the Mazor X™ robotic system, and he has successfully completed over 1,000 robotic spinal procedures.

He is also an expert in minimally invasive lateral fusions and was one of the first surgeons in the country to perform PTP (Prone TransPsoas) surgery. He has taught over 100 spine and neurosurgeons this technique through courses and labs across the U.S. and frequently hosts visiting surgeons in his OR here in South Carolina. In 2023, he was invited to train surgeons in Australia as the procedure was adopted internationally and proctored surgeries in Sydney, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast. 

In his spare time, Dr. Massey enjoys fishing, F3 workouts, spending time with his wife, and watching his sons' football games and theater performances.

Dr. Massey was awarded the "First Humanitarian Award" by Grand Strand Hospital in 2019 and has been named "Best Orthopedic Surgeon" by the Carolina Forest Chronicle Readers' Choice Awards.

Dr. Massey is available to see patients in need of back, neck, and spine care in Myrtle Beach at our Carolina Forest.

For more information on Dr. Massey, please visit his personal website at

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    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    • Doctor of Medicine: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
    • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of South Carolina-Palmetto Health, Columbia, SC
    • Spine Surgery Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • AOSpine
    • North American Spine Society
    • Piedmont Orthopedic Society
    • Society of Lateral Access Surgery
    • South Carolina Medical Association
    • South Carolina Orthopaedic Association

    Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

    • Carolina Bone & Joint Surgery Center
    • Grand Strand Medical Center

    Medical Interests

    • Evaluation and Treatment of the Neck, Back & Spine
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery
    • Nonoperative Treatment of Spinal Conditions
    • Discectomy for Disc Herniation
    • Laminectomy
    • Cervical & Lumbar Fusion
    • Spondylolisthesis Treatment & Correction
    • Scoliosis Treatment & Correction
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Compression Fracture Treatment
    • Injection Therapy
    • Kyphoplasty
    • 210 Village Center Boulevard
      Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

      Suites 100 & 200 – Physical Therapy
      Suite 120 – MRI
      Suite 150 – Pain Management
      Suite 200 – Orthopedics

      • Orthopedics, MRI & Pain Management Phone:
        (843) 353-3460
      • Physical Therapy Phone:
        (843) 712-7023
      • Orthopedics, MRI & Physical Therapy Fax:
        (843) 236-3005
      • Pain Management Fax:
        (843) 903-9032
    • “I'm sure Dr. Massey will help me resolve my problem. Thank you.”
      – Anthony M.
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