New Spine Center Opening
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital continues their legacy of Leading Medicine by bringing the only comprehensive back and neck pain program in Southeast Texas to Fort Bend County.
To celebrate the opening of the Spine Center at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, the Fort Bend Chamber members joined Methodist Sugar Land Hospital's staff and physicians in an open-house.
Those attending the event had a chance to tour the Spine Center and physical therapy area, meet the physicians and hear about the services now offered by the Spine Center.
"We are excited that Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has chosen to provide our community with this high level spine care," said Mayor Pro Tem, Thomas Abraham. "Now residents of Fort Bend County and surrounding counties can have access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for back and neck pain."
The center features a unique spine care navigation service, designed to help patients receive the complete spine care they need from diagnosis and treatment through rehabilitation services — all in one convenient location.
It's not uncommon for people suffering with back and neck pain to try many kinds of treatment without real relief, and it can be frustrating to wait many weeks for an appointment with a specialist.
At the core of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital's Spine Center is a nurse practitioner or "navigator" who will help patients get going in the right direction.
"We believe patients with back and neck pain should have the benefit of comprehensive care that includes easy access and a simple process from start to finish," says Rajesh K. Bindal, M.D., board-certified neurosurgeon and medical director of the Spine Center.
"Our innovative approach to care helps all patients — walk-ins and those with physician referrals — see the right specialist they need very quickly."
"Care is coordinated by a nurse navigator assigned to each patient who then assists the patient through the treatment process," says Dr. Bindal.
"The nurse schedules all appointments and continues to meet with the patient to discuss the treatment plan, answer questions and help educate the patient about his or her treatment and condition."
The new Spine Center is located on the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus with easy access off Town Center Boulevard. Patients with primary care physician referrals, as well as those without referrals, are welcome. For more information, call 281-313-BACK (2225).