The Caribbean is known for relieving life’s greatest tensions and strains. People from all over the world travel to the Cayman Islands to seek this balance in life. Now the healing power of the Islands includes advanced medical care, attracting highly-specialized surgeons and innovative procedures.

One example is the BalancedBack™ Posterior Total Joint Replacement for the lumbar spine, offered under clinical protocol by NovoClinic Cayman and CTMH Doctors Hospital. BalancedBack™ is an alternative to spinal fusion for patients suffering from leg and back pain – the only such product available worldwide. The patented procedure is an advanced form of artificial disc technology, replacing the function of both the disc and facet joints at one or more damaged lumbar levels, restoring mobility and natural spinal balance.

Procedures are performed at CTMH Doctors Hospital by Dr. Scott Hodges, DO, a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon and one of the developers of the technology. Dr. Hodges has performed more than 15,000 spinal fusions and is the author of nearly 100 scholarly publications. He maintains dual practices and medical licensure at NovoClinic Cayman with privileges at CTMH Doctors Hospital and at his center in the United States.

To learn more about BalancedBack™ or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hodges to discuss other spinal conditions, please contact NovoClinic Cayman at 746-6080 or via email at .

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  • Dr. Scott Hodges, DO is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon with 25 years of experience in complex reconstructions, minimally-invasive procedures, and motion technology.

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    Dr. Scott Hodges

    Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Osteopath