You deserve a medical team that understands your pain and that has the necessary skills to help you feel better. Our team is comprised of leaders in their field who are passionate about helping people. You can expect to be treated well and in your preferred language by our world class doctors and staff.
Dr. Erik Bendiks
Dr. Bendiks is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon, a leading spine surgeon and researcher, and a Fellow of the American College of Orthopedic Surgery. He has been nominated as a Top Doctor by the International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, lectured at numerous conferences, and taught other spine surgeons on new techniques and technology, including his knowledge and development of new implant designs.
Dr. Bendiks is one of the leading surgeons in the Southeast United States for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. He pioneered a percutaneous technique for low back fusion (Lumbar Fusion) which has since been adopted by leading spine centers across the United States for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Dr. Bendiks’ method of minimally invasive interspinous decompression (Stenoplasty) allows patients to be sent home the same day with significant pain relief in a matter of days.
In 2004, he also pioneered a 360 degree minimally invasive method for fusing vertebrae together, which he continues to use today. Dr. Bendiks is affiliated with seven hospitals in the Atlanta area. Dr. Bendiks speaks fluent English, Spanish, and French.
Dr. Jeffry Dressander
Dr. Jeffry Dressander is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Orthopedic Surgery. He has over 20 years of experience in orthopedic medicine and surgery.
Dr. Dressander graduated in 1997 from Rush Medical College and attended the University of Wisconsin for his residency. He treats patients with general orthopedic issues and also specializes in joint replacement, and knee, shoulder, hip, and sports medicine. Dr. Dressander is affiliated with Northside Hospital and Perimeter Surgery Center.
Dr. Daryl L. Figa
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Daryl L. Figa is Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with a subspecialty of Pain Medicine. He has over 20 years of experience in interventional pain management including Epidural Spinal Injections, Facet Joint Blocks, Sacroiliac Joint Blocks, Radiofrequency Ablations, EMGs, and Provocative Discography.
Dr. Figa completed his Medical Degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, followed by Residency at Emory University School of Medicine, where he was Chief Resident for three years. He has a special interest in Physiatry and is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Figa has served as a clinical professor and as medical director for a large health insurer in utilization claims review.
Anne Thurman PA-C
Anne Thurman graduated from undergraduate studies in biology from Indiana University in 1982 and with a degree in Medical Science as well as her Physician Assistant degree from St. Louis University in 1984. She has worked in a variety of clinical situations, including orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and urgent care prior to joining Dr. Bendiks in practice March of 2012.
In addition to her clinical practice she acted as practice manager of Metro Health in Indianapolis and has precepted students from Butler, Mercer, and Emory Universities. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and biking as well as spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Jennifer Morrison PA-C
Jennifer Morrison is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in spine and general orthopaedics. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 2009 at the University of Notre Dame and then earned her Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2012 from South University in Savannah, GA. She holds a Georgia State Physician Assistant License and is Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants.
Jennifer lives in Atlanta with her husband and son, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.