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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 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 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.

Dr. Massey was a finalist for "Best Orthopedic Surgeon" in the 2020 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 office.

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

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
  • McLeod Seacoast Hospital

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
  • Myrtle Beach – Carolina Forest

    210 Village Center Boulevard
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

    Suite 100 – 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

“The check-in was speedy, and the staff was friendly. The nurse was patient, and I felt she had my concern and best interest. Dr. Massey was thorough, and also I thought he had my best interest, I'm glad I picked OrthoSC.”
– Ronald B.
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