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Meet Our Doctors – Dr. Garrick W. Cason

Comprehensive Spine Institute

in Spinal Care

Dr. Garrick Cason began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2004, and after five years in the field, he chose to narrow his focus to spine surgery. “My very first experience in evaluating and managing a spine patient just ‘clicked’ with me,” Dr. Cason says. “The anatomy and clinical correlation paired really well.” Just last year, Dr. Cason, along with Dr. James Osborn, established Comprehensive Spine Institute in Chattanooga. Their concierge-style practice aims to provide one-on-one care to patients in need. Dr. Cason adds, “My philosophy is patient-centered, evidence-based care. I demonstrate the imaging to my patients and describe their diagnosis and how it correlates with their symptoms and physical exam findings. My goal is to inform them, while also setting them at ease, as we go through this process together.”

"It’s fulfilling to lead our surgical team as we work to improve a patient’s quality of life."

My Credentials

Medical Degree:

University of Mississippi Medical School – Jackson, MS


Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Rice-Holland Memorial Award (Pharmacology), University of Mississippi Medical School

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Mississippi Medical School

My Specialties

Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery

1. What sets your practice apart?

In our practice, the surgeon directly participates throughout the evaluation and management of patients, from their initial visit and diagnosis all the way through their operative treatment.

2. What is your best advice for patients?

Choose your surgeon wisely – based on training and experience – and follow their instructions.

3. What do you see as the most exciting new development for your profession?

Biologics are advancing at a rapid pace to accelerate and improve the healing process in a variety of pathways, and materials technology continues to move forward with concepts such as 3D-printed devices.

4. How does your staff enhance your practice?

Our well-trained staff understands the nature of our practice and how certain subtle patient cues may indicate the need for more acute evaluation and direct care more efficiently.

5. What would you consider to be your main strengths?

My passion for the practice of spine surgery is undeniable to anyone around me. This drives my pursuit of excellence and to execute the best evidence-based treatments for patients with spinal disorders.

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