The “Back Bone” of Our Center
William F. Lestini, MD is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and one of a handful of specially trained spinal surgeons in the Triangle. He completed a spinal surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. He also was chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at George Washington University Medical Center.
Before moving to Raleigh, he served as chief of spine service at the orthopaedic department of the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Lestini has also been on the teaching faculty for spinal courses, has presented educational programs internationally, and has traveled as far as Japan to lecture on minimally invasive spine technologies.
Dr. Lestini has been a pioneer in spine treatment, using innovative treatments and state-of-the-art equipment to treat both acute and chronic back pain. At Triangle Spine and Back Care Center, Dr. Lestini’s philosophy is to provide patients with individualized care, addressing health in a holistic manner, and improving quality of life. He believes in using the least invasive treatment possible and seeing patients through to recovery.
He has been published in several scientific journals and frequently speaks to community and medical groups about spinal health and injury. Dr. Lestini is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North Carolina Spine Society, the North Carolina Medical Society, the Southern Medical Association, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Wake County Medical Society, the Raleigh Academy of Medicine and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. He is a consultant to the North Carolina Industrial Commission Medical Liaison Committee and a certified member of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
He is married and has two daughters.