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05/05/2014 - Dr. Will Beringer appeared recently on KTVB
Dr. Will Beringer, neurosurgeon at the Spine Institute of Idaho, recently appeared on KTVB Ch7. Dr. Beringer discussed the type of minimally invasive spine surgery Tiger Woods recently had and how the Spine Institute is one of the few facilities in Idaho that performs this type of procedure. Dr. Beringer has performed hundreds of these procedures successfully. Dr. Will Beringer appeared recently on KTVB 


04/04/2014 - Dr William Beringer recently interviewed regarding Tiger Woods microdisectomy spine procedure
Dr William Beringer, neurosurgeon at the Spine Institute of Idaho was recently interviewed by Sports Radio KTIK regarding Tiger Woods microdisectomy spine procedure. Having personally performed over 900 of these exact procedures, Dr. Beringer was uniquely qualified to discuss the surgery and lend clarity for KTIK listeners. To hear the full interview, follow read more.
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03/25/2014 - Welcome Tara Osborne, DPT!
The Spine Institute welcomes Tara Osborne, DPT. Tara received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University, with an undergraduate degree in Sports Science from the University of Idaho. After graduation, Tara pursued a career in physical therapy with an emphasis in postural restoration. She is one of only four certified postural restoration therapists in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming, and the only one in the Treasure Valley. Her mission is to balance an asymmetrical body and decrease the tendency to compensate. Tara specializes in chronic back pain, neck pain, sciatica, SI dysfunction, and pelvic floor disorders. She also treats headaches, TMJ, shoulder, knee and foot pain. Welcome Tara!  


10/01/2013 - Welcome Dr. William Beringer
The Spine Institute of Idaho is pleased to welcome Dr. William Beringer to the practice. Dr. Beringer earned his doctorate in Osteopathy at the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was completed at Garden City Hospital in Michigan and the Bromenn Regional Medical Center in Normal, Ill. Dr. Beringer spent a one year fellowship with the Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group pursuing the latest techniques in minimally invasive spinal surgery. Additionally, prior to joining the Spine Institute, he worked with Surgical Specialists of Oklahoma as well as East Tennessee Brain and Spine providing neurosurgical care to level one trauma centers in the region. Dr. Beringer is a specialist in minimally invasive surgical techniques including the Cyberknife radiosurgery system. Welcome Dr. Beringer!

For more information:
http://www.spineidaho.com/MedicalStaff/Surgeons/WilliamFBeringerDO.aspx  


03/14/2013 - Spine Institute of Idaho, proud sponsor
The Spine Institute of Idaho is a proud sponsor of the annual West Valley Medical Center 5k Run/Walk. The event benefits the YMCA Health & Wellness Program and helps reinforce that Caldwell, Idaho is a great community to live, work and excercise! 


03/14/2013 - Dr. Richard Manos, highlighted speaker
The Spine Institute's, Dr. Richard Manos, is a highlighted speaker during the 2013 American Academy of Orthopadedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.. Dr. Manos is often featured as a noted expert on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS) techniques and has helped develop many of the innovations that have made MIS a preferred solution for chronic back and neck pain.  


02/26/2013 - Welcome Sari Lavarias, PA
The Spine Institute of Idaho welcomes Physician Assistant, Sari Lavarias. Sari is an undergraduate of the University of Idaho. Additionally, she attained her degree of Masters Physician Assistant Studies at Idaho State University. Welcome Sari! 


09/22/2011 - Welcome Dr. Spackman and Dr. Dopson
The Spine Institute is pleased to announce the addition of Michel B. Spackman, MD & Warren F. Dopson, MD to the Spine Institute Medical Staff.

Dr. Dopson is a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist. He has recently relocated his practice from Snake River Internal Medicine to the Spine Institute of Idaho offices in Twin Falls.

Appointments with Dr. Dopson may be scheduled by calling 208-736-8006.

For more information regarding Dr. Dopson, please click here.

Dr. Spackman is Physiatrist specializing in Pain Management as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His emphasis ranges from non-operative spinal care to musculoskeletal medicine. His practice offers: Electro-Diagnostic Testing- Spinal Injections – IME (Impairment rating).

Appointments with Dr. Spackman may be scheduled by calling (208) 855-2900

For more information regarding Dr. Spackman, please click here: (add web address)

Welcome Dr. Dopson & Dr. Spackman! 


09/22/2011 - Dr. Jorgenson Orthopedics Department Chairman
Dr. Samuel Jorgenson, MD recently was appointed to the position of Orthopedics Department Chairman at St. Luke’s RMC, Boise & Meridian hospitals. Dr. Jorgenson is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. His Spine Surgery Fellowship was completed at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO. He joined the Spine Institute of Idaho in 2002. For more information please see:


03/22/2011 - The Spine Institute welcomes Jenny Stear, PA-C

The Spine Institute welcomes Jenny Stear, our newest Physician’s Assistant. Jenny attained her undergraduate degree from Boise State University. Her Masters Degree in Physician’s Assistant Studies was completed at Duke University. Jenny’s medical training and experience range from emergency to oncology, as well as rotations in orthopedics. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Additionally, Jenny is an INBRE Scholar for her work with breast cancer research at Boise State.


Jenny says her role in health care is to keep patients informed, to encourage them to take an active role in their own recovery, and to offer support to their families. From there, she strives always to take a compassionate approach when discussing and administering treatment options to quickly help patients of the Spine Institute… Get Back Into Life!


For more information: Click to Jenny's bio info.


The Spine Institute of Idaho is a recognized leader and innovator in surgical and non-surgical spine care as well as minimally invasive spine surgery. The Spine Institute facilities include board certified spine surgeons and physiatrist, as well as physical therapists and modern therapy equipment. Additionally, the site features X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Notably, patients and physicians consult the Spine Institute from numerous Intermountain locations including Boise, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Blackfoot, Burley, Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho. Additionally, patients are seen from Jackson, Wyoming; Ontario, Oregon and Elko and Winnemucca, Nevada

 


01/19/2011 - The Spine Institute welcomes Juliann Visser, PA-C

The Spine Institute welcomes Juliann Visser, our newest Physician’s Assistant. Juliann attained her undergraduate degree from Boise State University. Her Masters Degree in Physician’s Assistant Studies was completed at Idaho State University. Juliann’s medical training and experience range from surgical and emergency, to dermatology and psychiatry. She is a member of the Idaho and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Juliann volunteers much of her time providing free patient care at the Vineyard Boise Medical Clinic. She has also administered flu and pneumonia vaccinations to homeless veterans at the Boise Stand Down. Her philosophy toward patient care is vigilant concern. Juliann believes it all begins with education and making sure patients truly understand their diagnosis. From there, she strives always to take a compassionate approach when discussing and administering treatment options to quickly help patients of the Spine Institute… Get Back Into Life!


For more information: Click to Juliann’s bio info.


The Spine Institute of Idaho is a recognized leader and innovator in surgical and non-surgical spine care as well as minimally invasive spine surgery. The Spine Institute facilities include board certified spine surgeons and physiatrist, as well as physical therapists and modern therapy equipment. Additionally, the site features X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Notably, patients and physicians consult the Spine Institute from numerous Intermountain locations including Boise, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Blackfoot, Burley, Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho. Additionally, patients are seen from Jackson, Wyoming; Ontario, Oregon and Elko and Winnemucca, Nevada.

 


07/07/2010 - West Valley Medical Center announces spine surgery available for the first time
West Valley Medical Center announces spine surgery available for the first time at Caldwell's community hospital.


Dr. Richard Manos of the Spine Institute of Idaho brings extensive experience to West Valley Medical Center, Dr. Richard Manos is seeing patients on Wednesdays at The Spine Institute of Idaho’s new Caldwell office, located at 211 E. Logan St. Ste. 202, Caldwell, ID .


"The addition of Dr. Manos and spine services at West Valley Medical Center gives local residents a valuable option never before offered at Caldwell’s community hospital,” WVMC CEO Kathy Moore said. “It’s the latest in a long line of efforts we’ve made to provide better, more extensive care so our patients can stay closer to home.”


A Board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Manos completed a neuro-spine fellowship with special interests in minimally invasive spinal surgery, deformity and conditions of the cervical spine. He was the director of spine surgery at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego from 2000-2003 before practicing at Sharp Rees – Stealy Medical Group.


Dr. Manos received his medical degree from Michigan State University. At the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, he completed a transitional internship and an orthopedic surgery residency.


As a frequent lecturer, clinical instructor, author and consultant, Dr. Manos often uses his ample experience to educate the community and others in his field. He also trained 12 spine surgeons as the clinical Instructor at La Jolla Spine Institute.


Dr. Manos is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Western Orthopedic Association and the Ada County Medical Association.


The Spine Institute of Idaho is a recoginzed leader and innovator in spine care. The Spine Institute facilities include board certified spine surgeons and a physiatrist as well as physical therapists and modern therapy equipment. Additionally, the site features X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging. Notably, patients and physicians consult the Spine Institute from numerous Intermountain locations including Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Blackfoot, Burley, Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho. Additionally, patients are seen from Jackson, Wyoming; Ontario, Oregon and Northern Nevada.


http://westvalleymedctr.com/home/index.dot 


04/29/2010 - Spine Institute of Idaho profiled in MD News

The Spine Institute of Idaho is proud to be featured on the cover of the May issue of MD News Magazine Contained within the publication’s article, entitled Raising the Bar in Spinal Medicine, are a number of recent highlights and accomplishments at the Institute.


Among those mentioned are: The Spine Institute’s involvement in the MAVERICKTM total disk replacement trial — a pivotal study that evaluates the use of artificial disks to treat patients with lumbar degenerative disk disease at one level from L4-S1. The article further points to SII’s participation in a pilot study that evaluates an OP-1 putty spinal system and an autograft spinal system in patients who need single-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion of the spine.


SII’s on-going clinical trial participation enables patients to benefit from the continuous quest to discover better methods of treating spinal disease and injuries, and allows the Spine Institute to remain on the leading edge of medical advances in treatment methods and technology


Additionally, the article profiles the recent SII staff addition of Dr. Richard Manos, M.D., FAAOS, orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Manos is a nationally renowned expert in the field of minimally invasive spinal surgery.


Furthermore, MD News outlines the Spine Institute facility’s unmatched patient convenience which includes a board certified physiatrist, physical therapists and modern therapy equipment, as well as on-site X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging. Notably, patients and physicians consult the Spine Institute from numerous intermountain locations including Idaho Falls and Blackfoot Burley, Sun Valley and Ketchum Idaho, Jackson Wyoming; Ontario, Oregon and Northern Nevada.


To read the full article, click here.  


03/12/2010 - Would you like to return to your work or recreational lifestyle faster?

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery can help…

One of the most innovative trends in spine surgery in the last 10 years, minimally invasive spine surgery involves surgical treatment of spinal conditions with less soft tissue disruption, shorter hospitalizations and faster recovery. It involves specialized access to the spine, training and instrumentation.


The technique is akin to "building a ship in a bottle" and is not performed by all spine surgeons. Dr. Manos brings 10 years of clinical experience and expertise in these techniques to the Spine Institute of Idaho.


MIS: Patient Benefits:

Even patients who are elderly, obese, or have complex spinal problem, such as deformity, previous spinal surgery, or trauma may also benefit from MIS surgery. A few of the benefits may include:

*  Less muscle and soft tissue disruption
*  Decreased risk of postoperative infection
*  Some procedures can be performed as outpatient surgery
*  Reduced blood loss
*  Reduced post operative pain and medication use
*  Reduced hospital stay
*  Cosmetically appealing incisions
*  Quicker return to normal acitvity

MIS Conditions Treated:

MIS procedures and techniques are safe and effective for treating many different spinal disorders. The following spinal problems are routinely treated using MIS:

*  Herniated Discs
*  Degenerative Disc Disease
*  Scoliosis
*  Spinal Stenosis
*  Spondylolisthesis

Minimally invasive surgery is "the wave of the future" for many spinal procedures and will continue to develop as new techniques and instrumentation continue to evolve. However, not every patient is a candidate for minimally invasive spinal surgery. To see if you are a candidate for this type of surgery please schedule an evaluation by calling:


The Spine Institute of Idaho, (208) 855-2900.

 


02/09/2010 - Welcome Dr. Richard Manos!

Dr. Manos is a board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS). He is a frequent lecturer and clinical instructor on this technique; moreover, he has performed more than 1500 minimally invasive surgeries in the past 10 years. Dr. Manos served 16 years in the United States Navy and was the Director of Spinal Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Most recently, Dr. Manos held the position of Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego where he was voted San Diego’s Best Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in 2009. Welcome Dr. Manos!

 

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