NEWPORT, R.I. – The Comprehensive Spine
Center is now offering its full range of services at Newport Hospital. The
center, anchored at Rhode Island Hospital, has expanded to make comprehensive
treatment available close to home for residents of Aquidneck Island, South County
and nearby Massachusetts.
The Comprehensive Spine Center at Newport Hospital opened Oct.
10. Patients will be seen by interventional pain specialist and physiatrist Kyle Silva, DO, neurosurgeon Jared Fridley, MD, and Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, medical director of
the Lifespan Comprehensive Spine Center and division director of Pain and
Rehabilitation Medicine in the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island
Hospital. Carayannopoulos is also an interventional pain specialist and
physiatrist. Services at Newport Hospital will be integrated with the
award-winning Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center.
“Recurring back or neck pain is among the most debilitating
of conditions, making it difficult to work or function in daily life,” said
Crista Durand, president of Newport Hospital. “We’re confident this new center
will be a valuable resource for the Newport County community and beyond, and
we’re so excited to be able to bring this kind of cutting-edge,
multidisciplinary spine care to Aquidneck Island.”
The Comprehensive Spine Center brings together the
disciplines of interventional and non-interventional physiatry, pain medicine
and neurosurgery -- using both medical and surgical approaches -- to
effectively address pain. The center has the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic
equipment and treatment options available. The cross-disciplinary approach also
encompasses behavioral health integration to aid patients in reducing and
eliminating opioid pain medications.
Practitioners address underlying causes of pain through a variety
of treatments that may include:
modifications, including physical and occupational therapy
patient and family education;
range of interventional procedures from steroidal injections to long-term solutions
like pump therapies or nerve stimulating devices.
Appointments for the Comprehensive Spine Center at Newport
Hospital can be made by calling 401-845-1190.