Lynchburg Physicians

Joseph Orchowski, MD, FAOA

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Special Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty (replacement)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery

Board Certified

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Education: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art New York, NY Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical 1991 New York University New York, NY Bachelor of Science, Physics 1991
  • Medical Degree: The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY Doctor of Medicine 1995


  • 1995-1996 Walter Reed Army Medical Center


  • 1997-2002 Walter Reed Army Medical Center Residency: Orthopaedics


  • 2002-2003 Washington University in St. Louis Spine Fellowship

Professional Organizations

  • American Orthopaedic Association, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member of North American Spine Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Centra Lynchburg General Hospital – Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital – Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Surgery Center of Lynchburg 


  • Best Bedside Manner, OurHealth Lynchburg & Southside, First: Surgery: Spine 2020
  • American Orthopaedics association
  • Honorary Orthopaedics association 
  • Hibbs award winner
  • LTC (Ret) US Army


  • Knox, J; Dai, J: Orchowski J: Superior segment facet joint violation and cortical violation after minimally invasive pedicle screw placement, The Spine Journal 11(2011) 213-217. 2011
  • Knox J; Dai, J; Orchowski J; Osteolysis in Posterior and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Bone Morphogenic Protein-2, Spine 15;36(8): 672-6, 2011.
  • Knox J, Orchowski J , Belmont P, Owens B, Sher, The Incidence Low Back Pain in Active Duty United States Military Servicemembers. Spine 15;36(18): 1492-500,  2011
  • Knox J, Orchowski J , Owens B, Racial Differences in the Incidence of Acute Low Back Pain in US Military Service Members, Spine 1;37(19):1688-92 2012
  • Ernat J, Knox J, Orchowski J, Owens B; Incidence and risk factors for acute low back pain in active duty infantry. Mil Med 177(11): 1348-51, 2012
  • Knox J, Orchowski J, Scher D, Owens B, Burks R, Belmont P; Occupational Dirving as a Risk Factor for Low Back Pain in Active-Duty Military Service Members.Spine J, Aug 27, S1529 (2013).
  • Daniel J Song, Joseph Lanzi, Adam Groth, Matthew Drake, Joseph Orchowski, Kenneth K Lindell ;The Effect of Syndesmosis Screw Removal on the Reduction of the Distal Tibiofibular Joint: A Prospective Radiographic Study Accepted for publication. Foot and Ankle Journal International. Feb 14, 2014