Physician Bio

P. Lauren Savage MD
Areas of Expertise: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Cervical Disc Surgery, Lumbar Disc Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy

Medical Degree: University of Alabama School of Medicine, UAB, MD 1988

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Alabama Medical Center, UAB, Birmingham, Al 1990-1995

Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group, Indianapolis, Indiana Microsurgery and Brain Research Institute, Practical Anatomy Workshop, St. Louis, Missouri Spine Surgery 1995-1996, Spine Surgery P.S.C., Louisville, Kentucky
Grandview Medical Center Outpatient Care Cente

Dr. P. Lauren Savage Jr. treats a variety of orthopedic injuries and disorders, including the spine, knee, and shoulder. He performs minimally invasive spine procedures as well as arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Savage Jr. has also been recertified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Savage Jr. focuses his practice on minimally invasive spine procedures and arthroscopy. He performs Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, Lumbar Microdiscectomy and decompression, kyphoplasty, and arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder. He uses the operating microscope on all spine procedures excluding kyphoplasty. Dr. Savage Jr. also performs peripheral nerve surgery.

Dr. Savage Jr. graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a Biology major and Philosophy minor. He received his MD degree fromthe University Of Alabama School Of Medicine. Dr. Savage Jr. completed his orthopedic residency training at UAB in Birmingham. He completed a unique three part spine fellowship focusing on neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery. He worked with Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group in Indianapolis and Dr. Rick Sasso, Dr. Paul Young in St Louis, Missouri, and Dr Richard Holt in Louisville, Kentucky. He returned home to Birmingham in 1996 and joined Alabama Ortho Spine and Sports.

Dr. Savage Jr. has presented research relating to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery, lumbar surgery for intraspinal synovial cysts, surgery for far lateral disc herniations, and minimally invasive percutaneous discectomy. He is a member of the North American Spine Society in addition to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
P. Lauren Savage Jr. MD is originally from Piedmont, Alabama. He grew up primarily in Birmingham and graduated from Mountain Brook High School. He is married to Christy Jebeles Savage DMD, an orthodontist with practices in Crestline and Trussville. They have three children, Alexandra, Katherine, and Jeb. As a family, they enjoy Alabama football, youth soccer, and a variety of outdoor activities.