- ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
- AxiaLIF® (Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
- Complex and Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeries
- Degenerative Scoliosis
- Herniated Disc Treatments
- Image Guided Spine Surgery
- Spinal Stenosis
Xavier P. J. Gaudin, D.O. is a dual-trained neurosurgeon with special expertise in minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery. He treats a full spectrum of brain, spine and peripheral nerve conditions, including scoliosis and spinal deformity, degenerative disorders, revision surgery, trauma, tumors, and infections. His skill set includes both open and endoscopic surgical care of brain tumors, including meningioma and pituitary tumors, as well as trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformations, craniocervical disorders, carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve neuropathies.
Dr. Gaudin attended Illinois State University for his undergraduate studies, where he graduated magna cum laude and was on the Dean’s List. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky, and graduated in the top ten percent of his class. Dr. Gaudin then completed his internship and residency in neurological surgery at Ohio University COM/Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital where he was appointed Chief Resident and clinical instructor. He received additional subspecialty training in minimally invasive, complex spinal deformity and scoliosis surgery at The Orthopedic Foundation in Ohio.
Being dual-trained in both neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery, Dr. Gaudin offers the most comprehensive care for neck and back conditions, both surgical and non-operative. He utilizes the latest techniques such as minimally invasive and indirect approaches that help to maintain the integrity of the spinal musculature and soft tissues. Additionally, he offers motion preserving techniques, such as arthroplasty and laminoplasty. Dr. Gaudin gives special importance to maximizing conservative modalities, including pain management injections, chiropractic, and physical therapy, prior to offering any surgical intervention. “There are only a select few circumstances,” he notes, “where a patient actually requires surgery.”
When a patient becomes a candidate for operative care, Dr. Gaudin uses the latest advancements to minimize surgery-related pain. These include multimodal and targeted patient specific pain regimen, minimally invasive procedures when appropriate, long-acting soft tissue anesthetic and enhanced recovery protocols.
“Each of these focus to improve a patient’s early recovery and function after surgery,” he says, “thereby minimizing complications and improving overall outcomes.”
Dr. Gaudin is actively involved in academics and research. He has won prizes at the 2017 Annual Clinical Assembly in National Harbor, MA; had research published by The Journal of Neurological Surgery, and authored a book chapter on lumbar stenosis. Dr. Gaudin is fluent in French.