Bradley Heiges, MD

Orthopedic Spine

Matthew Roberts - Physician Assistant (PA-C)
Joanna Poston - Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Medical School
Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, PA)
Spine Surgery Fellowship (Rochester, NY)
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Matthew Roberts

Matthew Roberts is Physician Assistant to Bradley Heiges, MD, for Orthopedic Spine. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville followed by his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University’s College of Health Professions in Savannah. He is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants.

Joanna Poston

Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Joanna Poston is nurse practitioner for John McCormick, MD and Bradly Heiges, MD, for Orthopedic Spine. After graduating from high school in Savannah, Poston attended the University of Georgia followed by the Medical College of Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Poston then earned her Post-Master’s Certificate as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Case Nurse Practitioner from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Orthopedic Spine

Bradley Heiges, MD

Bradley Heiges, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with Optim Orthopedics who provides consultation and treatment for patients with all spine disorders, including cervical spine and minimally invasive procedures.

Like so many orthopedic surgeons, one of Bradley A. Heiges, MD’s first introduction to the field came through first-hand knowledge. In his case, first-hand is somewhat literal is it was during treatment for a hand injury in a college rugby math that he was able to see the difference orthopedics can make.

Since then, he has pursued orthopedic medicine as a student at Temple University School of Medicine, and intern and eventual resident at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center before spending years developing notoriety as a gifted spinal surgeon. Although he would be the first to point out that the future is more about spinal care than spinal surgery.

“Spinal care, more than orthopedics in general, has evolved so much over last 20 years. I don’t see that curve changing,” he said. “We’ve gotten to a point where a lot of surgery can be accomplished safer and through less-invasive means for quicker recovery… Over the next 5-10 years we’re going to go through a different phase, where it’s more a biologic answer to problems instead of always being surgical.”

In the meantime, Heiges works on the cutting edge to offer the best care to his patients. “To me, it’s a lot more of quality care vs. quantity of patients. Which is nice, because it allows for that face-to-face interaction.”

When he’s not in the operating theater, you’ll find him and his wife golfing, hunting, fishing and volunteering with faith-based women’s healthcare organization THRIVE.


  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc (Cervical)
  • Kyphosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis (Cervical)
  • Spondylosis

Non-Surgical Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection (without contrast)
  • Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography; CAT Scan)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection (without contrast)
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Myelography (Myelogram)
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

Surgical Procedures

  • ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy
  • Disc Replacement, Lumbar (Maverick™)
  • ILIF: Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusion
  • Kyphoplasty (Balloon Vertebroplasty)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminectomy (Cervical) with Fusion
  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
  • Lumbar Inter-Body Fusion (IBF)
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (Boston Scientific)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
  • Vertebroplasty

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