Lifespan’s Comprehensive Spine Center opens its doors in Newport

October 16, 2017

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:

  • lifestyle modifications, including physical and occupational therapy
  • ongoing patient and family education;
  • osteopathic manipulation; and
  • a 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.

Christina Spaight O'Reilly

Rhode Island Hospital
401-444-6421
christina.oreilly@lifespan.org