Mark Weston, MD, graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Nebraska in 1986 while on a wrestling scholarship. His college wrestling credentials are impeccable. He was a two-time NCAA All American; NCAA II National Runner-up; received the “Most Falls Trophy” at nationals; a two-time NCC Conference Champion, and a two-time “Outstanding Wrestler of the Year” for the mavericks. In 1992 he was inducted into the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to Nebraska wrestling.
Dr. Weston attended the University of Nebraska Medical School on an Army scholarship and graduated with “High Distinction” in 1990. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1997 which included rotations at Harborview and Swedish Medical Centers in Seattle, WA as well as the Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane, WA. After nine years in the Army, Dr. Weston continued his training by completing a Spinal Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Orthopedics Indianapolis in 2000. It was the continuous evaluation of young Army patients with lumbar spine discomfort from muscle strain that fueled his interest in spine pain.
“Let’s work together and establish an accurate diagnosis of your pain generators. From there we will choose a course of action that will give you the highest likelihood of producing a great outcome with minimum risk.”
Dr. Weston has observed that while MRIs are easily available this incredible tool is often misleading when used to evaluate short-term lumbar back discomfort. As an orthopedic surgeon with additional training in spinal conditions, Dr. Weston can provide expertise and experience that is more comprehensive and beneficial than today’s modus operandi of planning a surgery based on a MRI image.