Lifespan Orthopedics Institute
The Most Comprehensive Orthopedic Care in the Region


Spinal injuries or disorders can keep you from your job, make your daily activities difficult and affect your normal quality of life. At the Lifespan Orthopedics Institute, our multidisciplinary team is highly skilled and experienced in the most common spinal procedures and the most complex.

Services are available for adult and adolescent patients with a wide range of spinal disorders. These include a comprehensive evaluation that integrates information from several medical specialties, allowing for the most complete diagnosis and treatment.

Surgeons at the Orthopedics Institute have the experience and training to treat a wide range of spinal disorders and injuries. Our unique approach incorporates the expertise of physicians from several areas, including anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and rheumatology.

The cohesive application of evaluation, diagnostic and treatment options allows for the most complete and advanced care available to the patient.

Our multidisciplinary group of specialists performs several spine services on adult and pediatric patients that many other centers may not.

By utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and resources found only at the Orthopedics Institute, our patients can be assured that they will receive not only the best quality surgical procedure, but the best quality patient care and postoperative outcomes to get patients back to their normal lives.

He Got His Active Life Back

Joseph Vingi, Jr., a retired veteran firefighter, suffered debilitating back pain that affected his legs and kept him from enjoying lifeguarding and playing hockey. Lifespan Orthopedics Institute specialist Alan Daniels, MD, chief of the division of orthopedic spine surgery at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, performed an operation that got Vingi back in the water in two weeks and back on the ice in less than two months. He says, “I got my quality of life back.”

Frequently Seen Conditions

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Spinal stenosis (heavy legs)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
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Advancements in Spine Treatment

As orthopedic patients get younger, the procedures get more advanced. Medical advances give younger adults a chance at a life free from orthopedic pain.