The Norman Prince Spine Institute (NPSI) at Lifespan, an arm of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute (NPNI), announces the opening of its new Providence location at 690 Eddy Street, adjacent to the Rhode Island Hospital campus. The newly renovated building, with three stories and nearly 17,000 square feet of space, replaces the Spine Institute’s existing smaller evaluation and treatment space within Rhode Island Hospital. Ample on-site parking promises to ease access for patients often experiencing mobility issues.   

“Lifespan’s investment in this new facility for the Norman Prince Spine Institute is illustrative of our commitment to our patients and meets our need for patient care space as the demand for multidisciplinary spine care grows. Whether chronic back and neck pain, degenerative disc disease, spinal trauma, spinal deformity, spinal tumors, or congenital spinal disorders, these all inhibit patients’ wellbeing, and we are dedicated to their treatment,” said Ziya L. Gokaslan, M.D., neurosurgeon-in-chief at Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals, and clinical director of Lifespan’s Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute.

NPSI provides the highest level of comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for spine patients, including non-surgical interventions (physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and pain intervention procedures); minimally invasive and endoscopic spine procedures; and complex reconstructive surgeries. NPSI not only offers cutting-edge care for Rhode Island and the larger New England community but also serves as a national and international destination center for spine care, education, and research.

“Spine care means something unique to every patient, but every patient looks to us to improve their function, minimize their pain, and regain enjoyment of the things they have missed out on.  With this new location, we can offer patients a broader spectrum of well-coordinated care than ever,” said Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, M.D., Ph.D., director of the spinal surgery division and director of the Norman Prince Spine Institute at Rhode Island Hospital.

“Our team of world-renowned specialists provides complex care to thousands of patients with the goal of improved quality of life, and offering our patients a dedicated, easily accessible space for that care is an important step in the Spine Institute’s long-range development, said Keith-Austin Scarfo, DO, MS, co-director of the Norman Prince Spine Institute at Rhode Island Hospital.”

NPSI’s services will also continue to be offered at its Newport Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, and at offices in Bristol, Smithfield, and East Greenwich.

The NPSI location at 690 Eddy Street is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Physicians who would like to make a referral to NPSI should call 401-444-3777 or fax 401-444-7249.

Kelly Brennan

Senior Public Relations Officer
Rhode Island Hospital
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