Dr. Joseph Blythe, DO
Board Certified Orthopedic Physician
Dr. Blythe is a Fellowship Trained Minimal Invasive Spine Surgeon that specializes in minimally invasive spine surgeries. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma with honors in Microbiology. He obtained his Osteopathic Medical Degree (DO) from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA and underwent his orthopedic training in Detroit, MI through the Henry Ford Hospital system. Dr. Blythe then went on to complete a fellowship in spine surgery with a concentration on minimally invasive spine surgery techniques through the Spine Institute of Arizona in Scottsdale, AZ.
Dr. Blythe focuses on the most innovative surgical options for his patients. He is experienced in all aspects of general orthopedic care, including: hips, knees, shoulders and traumatic injuries. His specialized training in minimally invasive spine surgery is unique to the Middle Tennessee area and offers some of the most advanced surgical techniques available anywhere. Minimally invasive spine surgery involves dramatically smaller incisions, cause less pain, reduced blood loss, require shorter hospital stay and results in faster recovery.
Since staring Expert Spine Care, Dr. Blythe has been a forerunner in bringing minimally invasive spine surgery choices to patients within the Nashville area. He already has several spine surgery implants and devices that he personally designed that are patent pending. Dr. Blythe was also the first in the nation to use new devices in minimally invasive surgery for cervical fusions and vertebral body fractures.
“I refuse to take a cookie-cutter approach to spine surgery. I treat each patient’s condition uniquely and feel that every patient deserves a customized surgical treatment strategy.” – Dr. Blythe.
Dr. Blythe has had an illustrious and ongoing military career totaling over 25 years in various assignments with the Army (Active duty and National Guard) and currently is a Major in the Air National Guard. He has three children who reside in the Murfreesboro area.
Dr. Blythe is committed to treating each patient with the absolute best care possible.