(205) 228-7736 1801 Gadsden Hwy Birmingham, AL 35235

Our Physicians

Dr. Perry L. Savage

Dr. Perry L. Savage

Dr. Savage is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He entered the practice of orthopedic and spine surgery in 1974 in Birmingham, and has been affiliated with the same institution since entering practice. He founded AOSSMA on July 1st, 1987. Over the past 29 years, the practice has grown to include multiple orthopedic subspecialists, as well as physiatrists and a rheumatologist. Today, AOSSMA has seen over a third of a million different patients. Our new recently opened facility has in house digital imaging, CT, MRI, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Durable Medical Equipment, and Procedure rooms. Dr. Savage treats many orthopedic problems, but he specializes in spine surgery. One of the many surgeries Dr. Savage performs is a Kyphoplasty. Kyphoplasty surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat vertebral compression fractures caused by weakened bone. With our procedure rooms, a Kyphoplasty can be performed at our facility to add convenience and comfort to our patients by reducing travel time to other surgical facilities. Dr. Savage’s extensive knowledge and experience make him an exceptional doctor. He treats each patient with respect and affords each patient his best effort regarding the problems he is asked to address. He brings his 40 plus years of experience as an orthopedic and spine surgeon to the exam room and operating room with each patient he encounters.

Dr. Perry L. Savage’s Team

Ryan Tollison - Medical Assistant - Registered X-ray Technologist - Private Scrub Tech

Ryan Tollison

Medical Assistant
Registered X-ray Technologist
Private Scrub Tech

Natalie Marcantonio - Scheduling Coordinator

Natalie Marcantonio

Scheduling Coordinator

Dr. P. Lauren Savage, Jr.

Dr. Savage Jr. performs Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, Lumbar Microdiscectomy and decompression, Kyphoplasty, percutaneous discectomy procedures, stem cell implantation and injection, and some arthroscopic procedures. He uses the operating microscope regularly on spine procedures. Dr. Savage Jr. also performs peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. P. Lauren Savage Jr. is board certified, fellowship trained, minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgeon. He began performing kyphoplasty in 2001, and has performed over 1500 kyphoplasty procedures. He has been an instructor at kyphoplasty courses for Kyphon, the company that developed and pioneered the Kyphoplasty procedure. He has also been an instructor for minimally invasive spine procedures at the Practical Anatomy Workshop in St. Louis. His practice is focused on minimally invasive spine surgery and other minimally invasive procedures. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He completed a three part fellowship in spine surgery while working with neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons. He completed one of his fellowships working with Dr. Paul Young in St. Louis, one of the first Spine Microsurgeons. Dr. Savage Jr. presented the first research on minimally invasive spine surgery performed in Alabama in 1988, while a resident at UAB.

Dr. P. Lauren Savage’s Team

Sarah Bates - Medical Assistant - Registered X-ray Technologist

Sarah Bates

Medical Assistant
Registered X-ray Technologist

Ben Jeter - Physician Assistant - Medical Assistant

Ben Jeter

Physician Assistant

Susan Carty - Scheduling Coordinator

Susan Carty

Scheduling Coordinator

Dr. Gregory Gullung

Dr. Gregory Gullung

Dr. Gregory Gullung is Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine treatments. He believes in discussing, with the patient, their goals and treatment options. With a focus on providing the least invasive care that will give them the best possible outcome, and provide them with the lifestyle they desire. He is able to provide many of these services in house to provide reliable and efficient care for his patients. One of these treatments is called kyphoplasty. A procedure where cement is injected through a needle into a spine fracture to reduce pain and improve function. He has performed many of these procedures and now performs them in the office surgical suite to provide a better experience for the patient. His goal is to guide you through the process of treating your fracture by helping you understand the options, risks, and benefits, as well as treatment expectations. Dr. Gullung also specializes in Anterior Cervical Decompressions, Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Platelet Rich Plasma, Discectomy/ Laminectomy, Lumbar Fusions and Epidural Steroid Injections.

Dr. Gullung’s Team

Billy Recknor - Spine Care Specialist

Billy Recknor

Spine Care Specialist
Certfified Registered Nurse Practioner

Chelsea Boley - Spine Care Specialist - Patient Information Coordinator - Medical Assistant

Chelsea Boley

Spine Care Specialist
Patient Information Coordinator
Medical Assistant

Sheila Mareno - Spine Care Specialist - Scheduling Coordinator

Sheila Mareno

Spine Care Specialist
Scheduling Coordinator