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Gavin J. Button, MD, is a native of Portland. Dr. Button has extensive training in both general orthopedics and spine surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He completed spine fellowships at Orthopedic Physician Associates at Swedish Hospital and also at the University of Washington. In addition, he had five years of general orthopedic training at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Button specializes in neck and low back conditions and he has experience with the newest technologies including microsurgery and disc replacement. He has performed approximately one thousand spine procedures ranging from microdiscectomies to multilevel fusions. Dr. Button also regularly performs hip and knee replacements, knee arthroscopy with ligament reconstruction, and fracture surgery.
In 2021, Dr. Button started a hip replacement and orthopedic program in rural Ethiopia. He travels there two to three times per year to teach orthopedic surgery while mentoring surgeons weekly via video technology.
Member, North American Spine Society
Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Spine Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2005
Spine Fellowship, Orthopedic Physician Associates, Seattle, WA, 2005
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, 2004
Internship, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, 2000
MD, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 1999
MS, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1995
BS, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1994
Button G, Gupta M, Barrett C, et al. Three- to Six-year Follow-up of Stand-alone BAK Cages Implanted by a Single Surgeon. The Spine Journal 2005; 5(2):155-60
Button G, Wolinsky P, Hak D. Failure of Less Invasive Stabilization System Plates in the Distal Femur: A Report of Four Cases. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2004; 18(8): 565-570.
Button G, Pinney S. A Meta-analysis of Outcome Rating Scales in Foot and Ankle Surgery: Is There a Valid, Reliable, and Responsive System? Foot and Ankle International 2004; 25(8): 521-525
Nasraway SA, Button G, Rand W, Hudson-Jinks T, Gustafson M. Survivors of Catastrophic Illness: Outcome after Direct Transfer from Intensive Care to Extended Care Facilities. Critical Care Medicine 2000; 28: 19-25