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Khanna develops new Spine technology (July 2012)

Tsikouris contributes to Building Indiana News (July/August 2012)

SCS featured in Franciscan Alliance publication, Regional Rounds; see page 9            (July 2012)

Dwight Tyndall, M.D., FAAOS, speaks at ISIA Conference (June 2012)

Building Indiana News (May/June 2012)

SCS Marketing Director, Angie Tsikouris, named Influential Woman (June 2012)

Nitin Khanna, M.D., FAAOS, included in the Guide to America's Top Orthopedists (June 2012)

Spine Care Specialists named Best Spine Care in Times' annual 'Best Of' poll (May 2012)

Khanna honored with Patients' Choice award for 2010 and 2011 (May 2012)

Khanna named Compassionate Doctor for 2011 (May 2012)

Drs. Khanna and Tyndall featured in May/June issue of 'Get Healthy' Magazine (May 2012)

Quick Return to Work for Hammond Man (February 2012)

Building Indiana News (January/February 2012)

New Year, new man for man traveling from Africa (January 2012)

Dr. Nitin Khanna featured in Accelerated Express (Winter 2011)

Dr. Dwight Tyndall named '2011 Who's Who in Indiana' (July 2011)

Dr. Nitin Khanna featured on NPR affiliate station, The Lakeshore FM (June 2011)

Dr. Dwight Tyndall featured in Your Well Being (May/June 2011)

Dr. Nitin Khanna & Dr. Dwight Tyndall featured in The Times (May 2011)

Dr. Dwight Tyndall featured in Franciscan Companion (Spring 2011)

Dr. Dwight Tyndall featured on NPR affiliate station, The Lakeshore FM (March 2011)

Dr. Dwight Tyndall featured in Sisters of St. Francis (2010)

Dr. Nitin Khanna featured in American College of Surgeons (2005)

Patient Testimonials

Gary's Story
For family man Gary Glatt, the inability to play catch with his son was reason enough to consider Spine surgery. Glatt and his family were involved in a car accident in September of 2010 that left Gary unable to perform simple tasks such as switching lanes while driving. More importantly, he was unable to continue to be active with his two children. The collision immediately resulted in limited range of motion and minor stiffness, but over the next several months would spiral into unthinkable pain in Gary's neck.
After what seemed like an eternity of pain, Gary visited his primary care physician who suggested a MRI of Gary's neck. The MRI showed there was significant compression on the nerve roots exiting his cervical Spine. Glatt's primary care physician referred him to Munster-based Spine surgeon Dr. Nitin Khanna. After reading the MRI, Khanna decided to try a conservative method of treatment.
Gary received a Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection, but much to his dismay, it gave him no relief from the intense pain in his neck. Dr. Khanna then began to explore an alternate option: surgery. Khanna went over the proposed procedure in depth, a minimally invasive Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, and helped to lessen Gary's fears. Minimally invasive procedures yield significantly decreased operative time, decreased recovery time and are much less disruptive to the surrounding tissues.
"The word on the street was that Khanna and his partner Tyndall were the best in the area," Glatt went on, "My wife and I decided that there was no need to go up to Chicago when someone with his qualifications was in our backyard." On December 21, 2010, just days before Christmas, Dr. Khanna and his partner, Dr. Dwight Tyndall, performed a minimally invasive Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) on Gary's neck.
Glatt spent only one night in the hospital and was on his feet within 24 hours. Gary was able to celebrate Christmas with his family without any pain.
"I got a packaged deal with Dr. Khanna and Dr. Tyndall; like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady – two of the best around," he says.
After several weeks of physical therapy, Gary was discharged. Now, almost one year post-surgery and pain-free, Gary is back in the 'cage' with his son, helping him work on his Baseball game.

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