MICHIGAN ORTHOPAEDIC


SPINE SURGEONS

Conditions Treated: 

  • Degenerative Disk Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis


Procedures Performed:​ 

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Disk Microsurgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Spinal Fusion Procedures
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • ​Revision Spinal Surgery
  • Artificial Disk Replacement
  • ​Minimally Invasive Procedures

Specialty: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Undergraduate Education: University of Wisconsin 

Graduate Education: Medical College of Wisconsin 

Residency: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Orthopedics 

Fellowship: University of California San Diego Medical Center, Spine Surgery 

Board Certification(s): American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Years in Practice: 27

Hospital Affiliation(s): Troy Beaumont Hospital & Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital

Award(s): William Beaumont Hospital Annual Research Forum Top Placement Award 


Publications: 

  • ​Ahlgren BD, Vasavada A, Brower RS, Lydon C, Herkowitz HN, Panjabi MM. Effects of Annular Incision on the Strength and Multidirectional Flexibility of the Healing Intervertebral Disc: Using an In Vivo Sheep Model. Spine, April 1994. 
  • Ahlgren BD and Herkowitz HN. A Modified Posterolateral Approach to the Thoracic Spine. Journal of Spine Disorders, January 1995.
  • Garfin SR and Ahlgren BD. Conventional Posterior Cervical Spine Fusion: Interspinous Wiring and the Southpick Technique. Techniques in Spine Surgery, Robert Watkins, Ed. June 1995.
  • Ahlgren BD, Lui W, Herkowitz HN, Panjabi MM, Guiboux JP. Effect of Annular Repair on the Healing Strength of the Intervertebral Disc: A Sheep Model, September 2002. 
  • Vaccaro AR, Lehman AP, Ahlgren BD, Garfin SR. Anterior C1-C2 Screw Fixation and Bony Fusion through Anterior Retropharyngeal Approach, December 1999. 
  • Guiboux JP, Ahlgren BD, Patti JE, Bernhard M, Zervos M, Herkowitz HN. The Role of Prophylactic Antiobiotics in Spinal Instrumentation: A Rabbit Model, March 1998.
  • Ahlgren BD and Garfin SR. Cervical Radiculopathy, April 1996.
  • Ahlgren BD and Garfin SR. Conventional Posterior Cervical Spine Fusion: Interspinous and Facet Wiring Techniques, 1998.
  • Ahlgren BD, Morris GF, Garfin SR. Cervical Spine Tumors, January 1996.


Research:

  • Ahlgren BD, Lydon C, Brower RS, Vasavada A, Herkowitz HN, Panjabi MM. Strength of Healing Lumbar Disc After Surgical Incision.
  • Vasavada A, Ahlgren BD, Panjabi MM. Temporal Changes in the Multidirectional Flexibility of Lumbar Disc Incisions.
  • Ahlgren BD, Herkowitz HN, Lui W, Panjabi MM. Effect of Repair of Annular Incisions in the Healing Strength of Intervertebral Disc. Presented at ISSLS Helinksi, Finland, June 1995.
  • Ahlgren BD, Massie J, Mooney V. Origin of Blood Supply in Lumbar Intertransverse Spine Fusions.
  • Mooney V, Massie J, Ahlgren BD. Use of Bone Graft Substitute in Anterior Interbody Fusion Using Cage: Using a Goat Model. 
  • Ahlgren BD, Massie J, Garfin SR. Technique of Cervical Spine Pedicle Screw Placement. 

Bradley D. Ahlgren, M.D.