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Back, Neck & Spine
Spine Surgery

Ryan Gentry, MD

Back & Spine Center

Dr. Ryan Gentry is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon. He treats all disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, and has special interests in complex reconstructions, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Gentry has presented research at national and international conferences in addition to having articles published in various medical journals.

He currently lives in Raleigh where he enjoys playing golf, traveling, being outdoors, and exploring new restaurants.

  • Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
  • Undergraduate: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Resident of the Year, WakeMed Department of Orthopaedics
  • Dean's Award, University of South Alabama College of Medicine
  • Dr. Lewis D. Anderson Award of Excellence in Orthopaedics Surgery
  • Michael L. Moore Jr. Memorial Award for the Outstanding Student in Gross Anatomy
  • Charles Williams Urschel Award in Physiology
  • Charles M. Baugh Award in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Presidential Scholar, University of Alabama
  • Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar, University of Alabama
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • AO Spine North America
  • North Carolina Spine Society

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4/17/2023 Everything was great

4/15/2023 So lucky to have such a great facility near us.!! The staff is outstanding!

4/7/2023 Dr. Gentry showed compassion & genuine care. We have a past and he certainly proved that he was on board and the past is just that history. I have lived to talk about it and the doctor that cared.

4/7/2023 Dr. Gentry was very knowledgeable.

4/3/2023 Promptness and bedside manners were very important

4/3/2023 Dr. Gentry was excellent at explaining the test results and subsequent care options. He was genuine and took the necessary time to help me.

4/2/2023 Everything was perfect have a very pleased with everybody friendly and kind and I would recommend anybody in my family to go there thank you all for the help

4/2/2023 The care and knowledge of everyone in the office is always excellent

3/31/2023 The care and every was very professional.

3/30/2023 Great staff they was understanding n helpful as well

3/17/2023 Just GREAT

3/16/2023 The entire experience with Dr. Gentry was exceptional. He actually recommended nearly 2 years ago that I consider as a way to become a better candidate for the I ended up having done. I was too heavy and too big of a surgical risk. I did that, lost the weight, and had a successful. Dr. Gentry explained the entire process and was very clear about setting my expectations as far as pain, efficacy, risks, and realistic outcomes. Very positive experience.

3/13/2023 Dr Gentry is always great at explaining things and making sure that I understand everything.

3/10/2023 I had a good feeling about Dr. Gentry the first time I met him. In fact I told him that I got good vibes from him. This was very important to me becuase I had never had any surgery. He had to fix so I was very scared. I had no choice because I was in a wheelchair and could no longer walk. I'm back at home now and doing very well all though I use a cane sometimes. I came a long way.. I am so thankful to Wake Med and Dr. Gentry. I would recommend him to anybody. He really cares and not just trying to get a paycheck. I'm very pleased.

3/10/2023 Caring about my pain and his recommendations what the next step should.

3/7/2023 Dr Gentry is a very caring professional. He explained my condition and what options were available to me. I chose to have surgery and the results have given me the best outcome possible. I am back to doing all the things I like to do.

3/6/2023 Quick check in and very short wait time

3/3/2023 Dr. Gentry was kind and informative. I was there for my two week follow up after having surgery on my back. He was patient and addressed any concerns I had. I did not feel rushed and I felt that he was much kinder than most doctors I have had in the past.

3/2/2023 The people was very helpful in every way

2/19/2023 X-ray tech was super in her job!

2/16/2023 The surgey was not easy and the recovery wss going to have its challengs. Dr Gentry and team did a great job making sure we understood the recovery challenges. That made it easier on me and my family.

2/15/2023 Dr Gentry is an excellent doctor!

2/11/2023 High degree of professionalism, expertise, and kindness.

2/10/2023 The staff and Dr Gentry were very courteous professional and friendly. Everyone was very helpful and kind. Very efficient team

2/5/2023 Dr gentry and Jackie work so awesome together as a team! They’re both great!!

2/3/2023 My visit was very professional. Doctor listening to my concern, with the problems and issues. I was questioning about my medical issue.

2/3/2023 The whole visir

1/30/2023 It was one of my best experiences in a hospital. Everyone was very nice and professional. All the nurses I had were great. I never had to wait for nothing. Overall everyone did a great job. All the way down to house keeping.

1/27/2023 Completely satisfied!! Dr Gentry and his team and Wake Med Hospital restored my quality of life!! Thank you so so much!!!

1/21/2023 Dr Gentry was very attendance and aware of my subject to falling and was willing to help with my moving around. Getting up on exam table and getting down was made easier because he help my husband get me down I was most proud of his recognizing and reducing the amount of medication he was originally going to give me.

1/13/2023 I appreciated being able to see the area on the MRI that is causing the problem.

1/9/2023 This was the first time visit to WakeMed Orthopaedics and first time visit to Briar Creek location. We had no problem finding and parking was easier then the North Wake Campus we normally go to. Overall we were completely satisfied with our new physician and location.

1/9/2023 The doctor was outstanding. He was caring and listened to me. I felt safe and comfortable with him

1/6/2023 Lisa was a great help in getting my CT authorized. I appreciate her so much. Messages answered so fast which is excellent!

1/6/2023 Very courteous and professional

1/5/2023 I believe everyone there was outstanding

1/3/2023 Dr Gentry’s ability to make me feel like I was his only patient. Very kind & professional. Really listened

1/2/2023 Feeling heard, understanding and care

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