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Khanna develops new Spine technology (July 2012)

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

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

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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)

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Patient Testimonials

Peggy's Story
Peggy Bulanda is a pillar of strength. Wife, mother and grandmother – Peggy embraces all of these roles with a joie de vie as obvious as her beaming smile. When Bulanda was faced with debilitating neck and arm pain that tried that strength, she sought help in a local doctor she has dubbed her 'savior.'
Bulanda, a long time Lowell resident, first noticed radiating pain in her arm while caring for an ill loved one. After several months of enduring this pain, she visited her primary care physician who in turn, ordered a MRI. The MRI revealed a bulging disc in Peggy's neck.
Her doctor then referred her to Munster-based Spine surgeon Dr. Dwight Tyndall. At Dr. Tyndall's suggestion, Peggy received a Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection that alleviated her neck and arm pain for several months. However as the months wore on, the pain returned and this time, with a vengeance.
When she returned to see Tyndall in February of 2010, he told her that in order to re-gain the quality of life she had once had, surgery was necessary.
"I explained to Dr. Tyndall that my daughter's wedding was in May and that I wanted to wait until after the wedding to have my surgery," Bulanda shared.
Tyndall obliged and scheduled Peggy's surgery several weeks after her daughter's wedding. On May 24, 2010 Dr. Dwight Tyndall, along with his partner Dr. Nitin Khanna, performed a minimally invasive Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, commonly known as an ACDF. Minimally invasive procedures yield significantly decreased operative time, decreased recovery time, and smaller incisions.
"I woke up after surgery and immediately told my husband how amazing I felt!" Peggy went on, "The only pain I had post-operatively was slight hip pain from the bone they grafted."
Several weeks after surgery, Peggy began physical therapy. After only three weeks of therapy, she was discharged. "This surgery has completely changed my life. I am so blessed to have found Dr. Tyndall. He is so intelligent, relatable, and compassionate," Bulanda continues, "Had I known how easy the surgery and recovery was, I certainly would have agreed to do it sooner."
Bulanda has been free of pain since her surgery in May of 2010. She proudly recommends Dr. Tyndall whenever she can.

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