Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Mark Flood of Celling Treatment Centers

Written by Laura Dyrda | August 17, 2010 | Print  |
In the field of adult stem cell research and biologic treatment of spinal disorders, Mark Flood, DO, has proven himself a leader by constantly remaining at the cutting-edge of this technology. He first used his knowledge of adult stem cell procedures in Arizona, completing the state's first scoliosis surgery using the technology on a 17-year-old patient, and continues to further his practice today at his Celling Treatment Centers in Austin, Texas.

"Our main use here is to decrease pain and inflammation in other areas of the spine," said Dr. Flood in a local Austin News KXAN report. Dr. Flood harvests the stem cells from the patient's bone marrow and utilizes them to promote cell regeneration and complete the fusion.

"The stem cells create a solid fusion with less morbidity because you do not have to take it from the iliac crest. They will create a solid fusion in hopefully a quicker period of time than if it was from the patient's own iliac crest," said Dr. Flood in an ABC Los Angeles news report about Arizona's first scoliosis treatment using adult stem cells.

Dr. Flood has studied the latest techniques in spine surgery at centers all over the globe, including Dubai Spine Masters, the minimally invasive cadaver lab at the Oquendo Center Lab in Las Vegas and the 1st World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, in Honolulu.

Dr. Flood is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, North American Spine Society, American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spine Medicine and Surgery and International Cellular Medicine Society. He received his medical degree from Midwestern University College of Medicine in Chicago where he also completed his orthopedic residency. Dr. Flood's additional training includes a spine surgery fellowship at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine at Springfield and a scoliosis and pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Read more coverage on orthopedic and spine leaders:

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Emanuel Haber of The Foot and Ankle Centre of New Jersey


- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Thomas Einhorn of the Boston University School of Medicine

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