Dr. Carl Lauryssen
Carl Lauryssen is certified by the American and Canadian Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Lauryssen received his medical school training at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, followed by his neurosurgical residency at University of Calgary, Alberta, in Canada.
He then completed a spinal neurosurgical surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama, under Dr. Mark Hadley, past president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Lauryssen was on faculty, at Washington University for 7 years, directed the advanced neurosurgical spine program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and his work at the University of Washington was recognized by both Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma Services. He has twice been awarded the Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his work on cervical disorders, and stem cell research.
In addition, Dr. Lauryssen, was the first neurosurgeon to inject stem cells into a human spinal cord, as part of a FDA trial..
As a leading spinal neurosurgeon, he is the co-director of spine research and development at Olympia Medical Center. His research, and surgical interests have focused on minimally invasive surgery and motion preservation.
He shares his expertise and vision by writing medical publications, giving presentations and developing surgical devices to improve surgical outcome.
He has a number of patents, and inventions that are used in spinal surgery throughout the world.