Lawrence Shin, MD - Fellowship trained spine surgeon serving Central Maryland.
Back & neck pain patients are provided treatments using the latest surgical techniques and technology. Dr. Shin is often sought for consultation on complex surgeries and second opinions for surgery & revisions.
Graduate of Harvard Medical School, served his Residency at UCLA, and Fellowship trained under Edward Simmons, MD. Dr.Shin is a surgical instructor to spine surgeons world wide.
Patient forms are made fast and accessible through this website. Simply fill out the form using your computer or mobile device, then print the form and bring it with you to your appointment.
Our new office is in Columbia, Maryland, located on the campus of Howard County General Hospital, and a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Shin is no longer with MedStar.
When I am entrusted to provide care for my patients, it is an intimate experience. My patients share personal details regarding how their spine limits their relationships, they open up about their doubts and fears, and they express their hopes and expectations about restoring their life. Each story is unique, and the many options for treatment are chosen based on each person’s situation.
If a patient chooses to have an operation, then an additional office appointment is made with the patient and family a few days before surgery to answer all questions in detail. The family is engaged in order for them to learn how they be most helpful. If hospitalization is required, then we provide a private hospital room with an extra bed for a family member to stay overnight. I visit with each patient once or twice a day while in the hospital, and all of my patients have access to my cell phone. It is an honor to share my patients’ path towards recovery.
“I am so grateful to Dr. Shin for giving me my life back. 18 months ago I could barely walk into his office. My spine was collapsing forward and I could not stand up straight because of the pain. Dr. Shin did surgery that made my spine straight and he put in titanium rods to reinforce my spine. Dr Shin is a phenomenal surgeon with excellent staff and outstanding bedside manner. We have thanked him ever since.”
“I am a Family Practice Physician, and I had surgery by Dr. Shin because I know him well and have referred many patients to him myself. I have personally seen his handiwork. I am impressed with his caring response to treating a patient in pain. Dr. Shin is 100% professional, has excellent skills, and achieves excellent results. I am completely happy the way this has worked out for me.”
My experience with Dr. Shin was 23 years ago. I had a back injury that required a spinal fusion from L-5 to S-1. It was a complete success, before the surgery I was in a lot of pain and I was only walking to go to the Dr and around the house. After the surgery my life went back to normal and you would have never known I had surgery on my back at all. Dr Shin has been my savor from pain and I would recommend him to anyone. He has given me my life back on several occasions. I say a BIG THANK YOU to him and his staff.
“I was in so much pain due to a disc in my neck. The pain would shoot down my let arm, and tingle and go numb, lived with this for almost a year. Dr. Shin was my heaven sent."
Adult Scoliosis (degenerative)
Arthritis Cauda Equina Syndrome
Degenerative Disc Disease
Facet Joint Syndrome
Lateral Recess/Foraminal Stenosis
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction