Dr. Winston T. Capel

WINSTON

CAPEL,M.D.

Neurosurgeon

Medical School
Chicago Medical School Chicago, Illinois

Internship
The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Neurosurgery Residency
The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Spine Surgery Fellowship
The University of Maryland

Dr. Winston Capel is a board-certified neurosurgeon and completed an orthopaedic spine fellowship. His practice is focused on spinal disorders. He graduated from The Chicago Medical School, completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Capel has been in practice for over 20 years and performs a wide range of surgical procedures including minimally invasive spine surgery, total disc replacement and fusions. He has added experience and expertise in sacroiliac joint pain and has performed a large number of minimally invasive sacroiliac join fusions. Dr. Capel has 4 children and enjoys college football, water skiing and mountain biking.

extensive experience in the
management of complex
conditions, Diagnosis and
treatment of:

- sacral iliac joint pain

- Cervical spine

- thoracic Spine

- lumbar Spine

SURGICAL PROCEDURE VIDEOS

As an experienced neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery, Dr. Winston Capel offers a range of surgical procedures aimed at improving patients’ quality of life and mobility. Select from the videos below to learn more about the techniques and technologies used in modern surgical interventions, providing a comprehensive understanding of the process and outcomes. Whether you’re considering surgery or seeking to learn more about these procedures, Dr. Capel’s videos can be an informative resource.

Cervical Spine

Dr. Capel diagnosis, treats, and manages various medical conditions of the cervical spine, including; degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, or injury related cervical conditions. The cervical spine is composed of seven vertebrae (C1-C7) and is responsible for supporting the head, providing mobility, and protecting the spinal cord and nerves.

Thoracic Spine

Thoracic spine disease refers to various medical conditions that affect the thoracic spine, which is the middle portion of the spine located between the cervical spine (neck) and the lumbar spine (lower back). The thoracic spine consists of twelve vertebrae (T1-T12) and plays a crucial role in providing stability and protecting the vital organs in the chest. Dr. Winston Capel performs procedures that range from minimally invasive approaches, where smaller incisions and specialized instruments are used, to more extensive surgeries that may involve spinal fusion, the removal of damaged discs or bone, or the placement of implants or prosthetic devices to stabilize the spine.

Lumbar Spine

Lumbar spine disease refers to various medical conditions that affect the lumbar spine, which is the lower portion of the spine located in the lower back. The lumbar spine consists of five vertebrae (L1-L5) and is responsible for supporting the upper body, providing stability, and facilitating movement. Dr.. Winston Capel utilizes intraoperative scans and a technology similar to GPS, the StealthStation® surgical guidance system allows surgeons to visualize the patient’s anatomy in 3D and the placement of surgical instrumentation throughout the procedure.

SI Joint

SIJ Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: This is a broad term used to describe any condition that disrupts the normal functioning of the sacroiliac joint. The sacroiliac joint is the joint that connects the very bottom of the spine (sacrum) to the pelvis (ilium). Disease of this joint can be caused by various factors, including trauma, degenerative changes, pregnancy, infection, or inflammatory conditions. Dr. Capel's experience and expertise in SI Fusion for treatment of severe cases has allowed patients to get back to an active and healthy life.

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NEED A SPECIALIST?

At Alabama Bone and Joint Clinic we understand the urgency of your spine-related concerns. Our practice prioritizes prompt evaluation and timely intervention to alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Rest assured, you’ll receive efficient care without compromising on the attention to detail and individualized attention you deserve.

Dr Capel’s combined training in neurosurgery with the orthopedic spine fellowship brings a unique perspective and a comprehensive approach to treating a wide range of spinal disorders. Whether it’s a complex spine deformity, herniated disc, spinal tumors, or spinal trauma, our expert is well-equipped to provide tailored solutions for your specific condition.

BONE HEALTH OSTEOPOROSIS:

“Osteoporosis is responsible for an estimated two million broken bones per year, yet nearly 80 percent of older Americans who suffer bone breaks are not tested or treated for osteoporosis.”

“One in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.”

People with osteoporosis cannot feel their bones getting weaker, and many people do not know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone. People with osteoporosis most often break a bone in the hip, spine or wrist. Bones break more easily in people with osteoporosis, sometimes from simple actions such as sneezing, hugging or bumping into furniture. A broken bone in the spine can cause sharp back pain or no pain at all. Broken bones in the spine are called Vertebral Compression Fractures. They often go undiagnosed and can lead to further fractures.

CERVICAL SPINE DISORDERS

With years of rigorous training and a wealth of experience, Dr. Winston Capel is at the forefront of cutting-edge techniques and advancements in cervical spine surgery. His passion for providing exceptional patient care and his commitment to excellence has earned him a reputation as a trusted leader in the field of spine surgery.

Whether you’re suffering from a degenerative condition, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or other cervical spine issues, Dr. Winston Capel offers a comprehensive range of surgical interventions. From minimally invasive procedures to complex spinal reconstructions, his expertise spans the entire spectrum of cervical spine surgery.

SPINAL FUSION

When chronic back pain or spinal instability disrupts your life, finding an effective solution becomes paramount.

Spinal fusion may be a treatment option for chronic low back pain. Fusion is required when the spine is unstable.

Spine fusion is a surgical procedure designed to stabilize and fuse together two or more vertebrae in the spine. By creating a solid, immobile segment, spine fusion eliminates the source of pain and restores stability, promoting long-term healing and improved function. The benefits of spine fusion extend beyond pain relief. By eliminating motion between problematic vertebrae, the procedure addresses underlying conditions such as degenerative disc disease, spinal fractures, or spinal deformities, providing lasting stability and preventing further damage.

BACK PAIN

Back pain—a seemingly relentless burden that affects millions worldwide, robbing individuals of joy and hindering even the simplest daily activities. Dr. Winston Capel is available to address this pervasive issue and shed light on the comprehensive solutions available to alleviate this common ailment.

Back pain knows no boundaries; it affects people of all ages, occupations, and backgrounds. It can stem from various causes, including muscle strains, herniated discs, degenerative conditions, spinal abnormalities, or even poor posture. Its impact is far-reaching, affecting physical well-being, mental health, and overall quality of life.

Fortunately, advances in medical science have revolutionized the way we approach back pain. Dr. Capel has access to an array of sophisticated diagnostic tools, innovative treatments, and expert diagnosis skills dedicated to relieving your burden.

Dr. Winston Capel stresses that accurate diagnosis is the most crucial first step toward effective treatment. His multidimensional approach, including detailed medical history assessments, imaging techniques, and physical examinations, enables him to identify the root cause of the pain. His knowledge and expertise provide, a tailored treatment plan, addressing the specific needs of every individual.

Dr. Winston Capel’s treatment options for back pain continually evolve, offering an array of non-surgical and surgical options. Non-surgical interventions, such as physical therapy, targeted exercises, aquatic fitness plans will likely provide relief for many patients. For the subset of cases where surgical intervention is necessary, minimally invasive procedures minimize trauma, reduce recovery time, and maximize the chances of successful outcomes.

SI Joint Fusion

SI Joint Fusion SI joint fusion, also known as sacroiliac joint fusion, is a surgical procedure performed to stabilize the sacroiliac joint located in the lower

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Thoracic Spine Disease

Thoracic Spine Disease Thoracic spine disease Thoracic spine disease refers to various medical conditions that affect the thoracic spine, which is the middle portion of the

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Thoracic Fusion

About us Thoracic Fusion Thoracic fusion is a surgical procedure performed to stabilize and fuse two or more vertebrae in the thoracic spine. It is commonly

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Thoracic Discectomy

Thoracic Discectomy Thoracic discectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove a herniated or degenerated disc in the thoracic spine. The thoracic spine refers to the

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Lumbar Spine Disease

Lumbar Spine Disease Lumbar spine disease Lumbar spine disease refers to various medical conditions that affect the lumbar spine, which is the lower portion of the

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Lumbar Laminectomy

Lumbar Laminectomy Lumbar laminectomy Lumbar laminectomy, also known as decompressive laminectomy, is a surgical procedure performed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots

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Cervical Disc Arthroplasty

Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Cervical artificial disc replacement, also known as cervical disc arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to replace a damaged or degenerated cervical

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Cervical Laminoplasty

Cervical Laminoplasty Cervical laminoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord in the cervical (neck) region. It is typically used to

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