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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

Nicole's Story
As she was wheeled into surgery, Nicole Breger told the nurse to "make sure Dr. Khanna lets me turn circles again."
Twenty-nine year old Breger, a hairstylist and Highland resident, had been dancing since the age of three. Upon entering her freshman year at of college, Breger was asked to join her school's dance team. Along with hours of practice came intense lower back pain that would worsen as the years passed. After returning to Northwest Indiana to begin her career as a hairstylist, Breger's back pain became a part of her everyday life. But it was not until January of 2011 that Breger was forced to admit that her quality of life had been compromised because of the aching pain in her lower back. After lifting what seemed to be a light box of holiday ornaments, she was unable to sit or walk without assistance.
Breger put a call in to Denise Christensen, a family friend and nurse co-director at Spine Care Specialists in Munster. At the suggestion of Denise, Breger promptly made an appointment to see Nitin Khanna, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon.
"Dr. Khanna explained to me that surgery was inevitable, and that I was bone on bone," Breger, who had heard nightmarish tales of extended periods of recovery for patients who had had back surgery, was terrified. "The first time I met Dr. Khanna he told me he would treat me as if I were family; and throughout the entire process, I never felt differently," Breger decided to move for
ward with the Posterior Lumbar Fusion that Dr. Khanna recommended, mostly due to her trust in the doctor. On March 17th Dr. Khanna, along with his partner, Dr. Dwight Tyndall, fused two vertebrae in Breger's back. Breger woke up feeling minor pain, but she was able to quickly recover. Breger spent only two nights in the hospital before returning to her condominium in Highland.
As for the treatment she received at Spine Care Specialists, "Dr. Khanna and his staff are incredibly compassionate. Dr. Khanna is not a doctor that goes through the motions; he believes in what he does, and his excellent work shows it."
Breger was able to return to work several weeks later. She attended physical therapy at Orthopaedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana to help her re-gain strength in her back. Now, three months post-surgery, Breger is swimming five times a week and planning on beginning ballet classes in August to start 'turning circles again!'

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