Providence, R.I. – 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.

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About Lifespan

Formed in 1994, Lifespan is a not-for-profit health system based in Providence, R.I. comprised of three teaching hospitals of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University: Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital; The Miriam Hospital; and Bradley Hospital, the nation’s first psychiatric hospital for children; Newport Hospital, a community hospital offering a broad range of health services; Gateway Healthcare, the state’s largest provider of community behavioral health care; Lifespan Physician Group, the largest multi-specialty practice in Rhode Island; and Coastal Medical, a primary care driven medical practice. Lifespan teaching hospitals are among the country’s top recipients of research funding from the National Institutes of Health. The hospitals received $92 million in external research funding in fiscal 2019. All Lifespan-affiliated partners are charitable organizations that depend on support from the community to provide programs and services.

About Rhode Island Hospital

Founded in 1863, Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I., is a private, not-for-profit hospital and is the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A major trauma center for southeastern New England, the hospital is dedicated to being on the cutting edge of medicine and research. It is home to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the state’s only facility dedicated to pediatric care. Last year, Rhode Island Hospital received nearly $60 million in external research funding. For more information on Rhode Island Hospital, visit www.rhodeislandhospital.org, follow us on Twitter @RIHospital or like us on Facebook.