Young Lu, MD
Young Lu, MD

Back, Neck & Spine

Fellowship Trained in Spine Surgery

Coastal Region

Wilmington – Ashton
Wilmington – Seagate
Wilmington – Porters Neck | Orthopedic Urgent Care

Dr. Young Lu is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in back, neck, and spine conditions. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from Cornell University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. Following medical school, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Lu pursued a spine surgery fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic to further enhance his expertise. During his training, he received numerous awards and honors and has made significant contributions to the field of orthopedics through his research and publications in medical journals. Dr. Lu also participates actively in medical conferences, where he shares his knowledge and insights with fellow professionals.

As a fellowship-trained spine specialist, Dr. Lu provides comprehensive care for patients with various back, neck, and spine conditions and injuries, including, but not limited to: herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal fractures. He employs both non-surgical and surgical approaches to address the specific needs of his patients. Dr. Lu specializes in cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine, minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic spine surgery including:

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery

Before joining EmergeOrtho Coastal Region, Dr. Lu was an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Miami. He is affiliated and performs inpatient and outpatient spine surgery at Novant Health, as well as outpatient spine surgery at Brunswick Surgery Center, LLC.

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  • Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Residency: University of California, Irvine Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic


  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

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