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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

Shirley's Story
"I am pain free!" Shirley Kingma proudly exclaimed. The vibrant 75-year-old had undergone the ILIF procedure just two weeks prior to having made that declaration. A former Emergency Room nurse, Kingma is no stranger to hospitals, and of course, the fear and apprehension inherent to having surgery.
As she began her promising career, one that would take her from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center to Cook County Hospital and finally to the Hammond Clinic, Kingma encountered periodic episodes of severe lower back pain, which she attributed to her heavy work-load. Kingma continued on, enduring the pain, which would often times result in multiple doses of medication.
After retiring in 1985, Kingma felt the pain subside and was hopeful that the end of her career meant the end of her pain. But in early 2005, Kingma experienced radiating leg pain so severe that she was unable to walk or stand for more than a few moments.
Kingma saw an Orthopaedic surgeon who referred her to a Pain Management specialist where she received her first of five Epidural Steroid Injections. Much to her dismay, each injection gave her less and less relief, and after receiving her 5th injection, Kingma felt absolutely no reprieve.
At the urging of her primary care physician, Kingma made an appointment to see Munster-based Spine specialist, Dwight Tyndall, MD.
"Dr. Tyndall explained that no number of injections would help my situation and that I was a candidate for a Minimally Invasive procedure called the ILIF," Kingma goes on, "The ILIF procedure decreases operative time and the incision is the size of a dime."
Dr. Tyndall and his partner, Dr. Nitin Khanna, were able to give Kingma the comfort she had so longed for by performing this Minimally Invasive procedure. Kingma spent only three nights the hospital. "It's rare you meet a doctor with excellent technical skills and a charming personality, but Dr. Tyndall has both. I admire him and thank him every morning I wake up with no pain. I am so thankful that a doctor of his caliber is in this area."
Kingma has now been pain free since November of 2010 and has resumed cooking, walking and swimming. Kingma's only regret is that she didn't see Dr. Tyndall sooner.

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