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Gene M. Massey, M.D.


Back, Neck, Spine


Spine Surgery

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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 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 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 100 robotic spinal procedures.

In his spare time, Dr. Massey enjoys family time, coaching his sons' youth soccer teams, fishing, F3 workouts, and Spartan Racing.

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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

  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Conditions of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine
  • Discectomy for Disc Herniation
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Motion-Preserving Cervical Spine Surgery – Traumatic and Degenerative
  • Nonoperative Treatment of Spinal Conditions
  • Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Correction
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fracture Care
“The best way to explain my experience with Dr. Massey and his staff is to say they were professional with genuine concerned for my health and well being. I only wish I had the words to express how grateful I am for the expert care I received.”
– Ramona C.
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