Spine Care Centered on Patient Medical Needs
At the Colorado Comprehensive Spine Institute (CCSI), all aspects of care centers around the patient and their needs. Our team of medical experts believes successful treatment of spinal problems depends on:
- Patient Respect
Everyone at CCSI is committed to treating each patient in a respectable, considerate, and dignified way. Throughout consultation, examination, case discussion, and treatment - all matters are handled in a confidential and discreet manner. Patients can expect all communication and records pertaining to care will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
- Patient Education
Well-informed patients make better decisions about their health care. CCSI takes the time necessary to educate each patient individually about their spinal disorder and treatment options. Our educational resources include 3D anatomical models, videos, and computer presentations.
A new patient is given a clear understanding of their condition and enduring educational materials to take home and refer back to. The Patients’ Tool Box is an important resource on CCSI's web site that provides more information.
A new patient receives a personal login to access the Patients' Tool Box. Many patients are given a homework assignment, which may involve visiting the Patients' Tool Box to learn more about their spinal disorder and treatment options. At that time, patients see allied CCSI web sites - those we know who provide reliable information. Please visit our list of linked sites to better understand your condition.
- Integrated Team Approach to Patient Care
Spinal problems are among medicine's most complex treatment challenges. CCSI's integrated team approach works together with each patient to provide exceptional patient-centered medical care.
Our team includes a broad range of specialties including nonsurgical and surgical experts in orthopaedic spine surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry, pain medicine and pharmacology, physical therapy and rehabilitation, massage therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture.
- Advanced Patient Treatment
We view surgery as the last treatment option after appropriate nonoperative therapies are provided. Many patients are successfully treated with nonoperative therapies, such as medication and physical therapy and never require surgery!
However, when spine surgery is necessary, patients can be assured that CCSI is one of the most advanced spine surgical centers in the world. CCSI's surgeons make it their mission to remain at the forefront of emerging technologies. Although we are always the first to adopt these technologies in our region, no new surgical technique is ever introduced at CCSI until we are convinced of its safety and effectiveness.
Furthermore, many innovative CCSI surgeons are instrumental in developing new devices and techniques, and work with the medical device industry to advance spine technologies. CCSI surgeons provide spine patients with the best surgical options to treat different spinal conditions. Please peruse the patents and patent applications held by CCSI's lead surgeon, Dr. George Frey.
The Colorado Comprehensive Spine Center (CCSI) is at the forefront of the development of new spine surgery technologies and techniques. Our institute is involved in numerous international research and development projects. However, because of our patient-centered focus, no new surgical technique is ever introduced at CSSI until we are convinced of its safety and effectiveness.