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SANFORD, Fla. (July 18, 2019)Central Florida Regional Hospital has announced the opening of the Spine Care Center, providing a comprehensive range of solutions for patients suffering from back pain.

“We’re focused on treatments that provide life-changing solutions for our patients,” said Trey Abshier, CEO of Central Florida Regional Hospital. “Many adults are immobilized by back pain at some point, making it one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. With the launch of our Spine Care Center, our patients are able to address these issues from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation in one place.”

The Spine Care Center provides the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery that leads to smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, less pain, lower risk of infection and minimal downtime. In addition, the availability of robotic technology helps to ensure safety and quality.

Using the Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance Platform, the surgeon can develop a comprehensive surgical plan and visual outline of the procedure prior to and during surgery. This ensures accuracy and limits the amount of radiation to the patient as well as the surgical team.

To guide patients through the treatment process, the hospital recently added Spine Nurse Navigator Gwen Northrup, RN, to its team. She serves as a central point of contact to guide patients through the surgical process as seamlessly as possible while also helping to streamline communication among the care team.

The Spine Care Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital will treat a wide range of conditions, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, myelopathy, compression fractures, facet osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative scoliosis, kyphotic deformities and spasticity.

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Melissa Landy

Costa Communications Group


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