All Things Spine Come Together Here
New Spine Center is Region’s First to Deliver One-Stop Spine Care
Back pain is a big and debilitating problem in the U.S. Every year we spend a whopping $86 billion trying to treat it, and undergo about 1.2 million spinal surgeries because of it. And, as our population both ages and adds pounds, the problem grows. In fact, right here in Northern Kentucky experts expect the number of people seeking outpatient treatment for spinal problems to double by the year 2020.
Fortunately, St. Elizabeth Healthcare is already out in front of the problem with the new Spine Center at St. Elizabeth Florence. This state-of-the-art facility is the first and only in the Tristate to offer patients a full continuum of spine care and the expertise of every type of specialist involved in this often complex area of medicine.
At the Spine Center at St. Elizabeth Florence, patients have easy access to leading spine specialists in one location, including:
- Orthopaedic spine surgeons
- Pain management specialists
- Physical and rehabilitative medicine specialists
- Radiologists and interventional radiologists
Our Spine Center is the first of its kind in the Tristate to bring this area’s prominent spine specialists together in a single location. Leading our team are Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi – Medical Director and Dr.Bradley Mullen-Physician Coordinator. Our team of medical experts includes:
Our medical experts are committed to working hand-in-hand and collaborating with the center’s physician, nurse navigators, interventional radiology nurse and technologist to deliver comprehensive care to each patient, regardless of the complexity of the problem.
The one-stop shop spine center offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment, along with all of the diagnostics needed to treat spine issues in one single, convenient location.
The facility offers 15 of the largest private inpatient rooms in the St. Elizabeth Healthcare system. It also features four exam rooms, pre- and post-operative areas, two procedure rooms and a full array of the latest imaging technology for the diagnosis and treatment of spine issues.
The new spine center offers a true multidisciplinary approach to spine disorders. The team approach - utilizing state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostics, conservative management, physical therapy, interventional pain management and surgical therapy offers a unique comprehensive solution to spine disorders, improving spine health in our community.
Call (859) 212-7000 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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