Dr. Charles Edwards II, MD

Dr. Charles Edwards II, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
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Dr. Charles Edwards II, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

301 Saint Paul St

Baltimore, MD 21202

Contact Information

(410) 539-3434

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Edwards II' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Edwards II "Charles C. Edwards II, M.D., is Medical Director of The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center. Patients from the Baltimore region and from across the nation seek Dr. Edwards' expertise in diagnosing and treating spine conditions, including scoliosis, osteoarthritis, spinal deformity (adult and pediatric) and complex degenerative spine conditions. Board Certified, Dr. Edwards offers advanced skills in minimally invasive surgery and microscopic techniques for spinal deformity correction. Dr. Edwards II is proud to have followed in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Charles Edwards, as a leader in the research and treatment of spinal deformities and expert on innovative surgical techniques. As the Medical Director, Dr. Edwards II emphasizes a dedication to patients suffering from spinal conditions and a commitment to clinical excellence. These have become the hallmarks of Dr. Edwards' vision for the advanced care offered at The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy. Under Dr. Charles Edwards' leadership, The Maryland Spine Center was selected as one of five national centers to participate in the National Institutes of Health's first clinical trial on adult scoliosis. Additional research interests of Dr. Edwards include nerve compression disorders in the cervical spine and major spinal deformities. Dr. Edwards appeared on the "90 Spinal Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know" list by Becker's Spine Review. He has been invited to numerous national medical association conferences to present his scientific research studies. His research awards include the Best Clinical Paper at the European Cervical Spine Research Society Meeting. Dr. Charles Edwards, II, has been named a "Top Doc" by Baltimore magazine multiple times and was featured on the cover of the November 2014 issue. Dr. Charles Edwards was editor of the scoliosis and spondylolisthesis sections of the Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 3rd edition. He also is author of more than 30 research papers and textbook chapters dedicated to spine disorders."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Edwards II "The Maryland Spine Center's physicians and staff are passionate about accessible and excellent patient centered care. An unwavering dedication to providing compassionate treatment using state-of-the-art techniques fosters an environment of respect and healing for our patients."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Washington and Lee University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Maryland Spine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Washington University, St Louis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Edwards II has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Edwards II' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Edwards II to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Edwards II' Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Edwards took care of my mother and was very caring and helpful dealing with her back problems. I started having lower back pain, had an MRI done and my primary care doctor told me it was arthritis just take ultram! I decided to see Dr. Edwards because of his outstanding care given to my mom,...more
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An incredible surgeon. I consulted with docs all over the US ( NYC, LA, TX and AL) and settled on Dr Edwards. He is compassionate, candid and beyond gifted. Highly highly recommend.
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After suffering spinal stenosis for over a year and trying all the nonsurgical procedures, Dr. Charles Edwards and his team at Mercy Spinal center corrected my problem. Now I'm on a road to a pain free recovery. Thanks, Dr. Edwards! Stephen L. Lauer
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I had seen two other doctors in Pennsylvania and was told a different story from each one. My family and I prayed on the problems I was having and to find a good doctor. He performed two operations on me the same day. He's a blessing. Thanks to him I'm on my way to having a normal life. You can't...more
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After 30 years experience with orthopedic doctors, he is the very best!
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