Rethinking Knee Surgery: Insights & Regrets from a Doctor

Rethinking Knee Surgery: Insights & Regrets from a Doctor

As Director of Regenerative Medicine at VSI, I help patients every day who are dealing with terrible back, neck and body pain. When surgery isn’t the right answer — or isn’t possible — regenerative medicine procedures like platelet rich plasma or stem cell therapy often comes into play to help the body promote its own…

How To Find A Surgeon Who Does More Than Surgery

How To Find A Surgeon Who Does More Than Surgery

I’m sure you’ve heard this before and maybe thought it yourself — if you go to a surgeon, they’re just going to recommend surgery. While I can’t speak for all surgeons, data clearly shows that isn’t always the case. There are so many treatment options to help patients dealing with back and neck pain or…

Safeguarding Your Game: Slam Dunk Strategies To Prevent Basketball Injuries

Safeguarding Your Game: Slam Dunk Strategies To Prevent Basketball Injuries

A love of basketball runs deep. Once you’ve played the game, it’s hard to give it up. That’s why so many adults are part of recreational basketball leagues – long after they’ve stopped competing as student athletes. But beware! Americans are more likely to injure themselves playing basketball than any other sport. Between 2012 and…

Is It Possible To Live Pain-free With Bertolotti’s Syndrome?

Is It Possible To Live Pain-free With Bertolotti’s Syndrome?

Bertolotti’s Syndrome (BS) is rare — with research showing it affects just 4–8% of the population. But it’s something we are both very familiar with as spine surgeons because it’s a cause of low back pain in young patients. Word of mouth referrals are strong among those who have Bertolotti’s because knowledge about the condition…

Natural Nonsurgical Alternative to Shoulder Surgery: Stem Cell Therapy

Natural Nonsurgical Alternative to Shoulder Surgery: Stem Cell Therapy

More and more people who suffer from injuries and joint pain in the shoulders are turning to platelet-rich plasma or PRP – which is a form of regenerative medicine. Just like stem cell therapy – these are procedures that allow the body to heal itself. Dr. Niteesh Bharara, Director of Regenerative Medicine at VSI is here to…