Expert appointed at Florida hospital to tackle minimally invasive spine surgery
08/22/2010

Florida Hospital Altamonte is pleased to announce that Dr. Chetan  Patel has been appointed the medical director of the Spine Center at Altamonte.

Online PR News Р22-August-2010 РРFlorida Hospital Altamonte is pleased to announce that Dr. Chetan  Patel has been appointed the medical director of the Spine Center at Altamonte.  Dr. Patel, a nationally-renowned spine surgeon, will use his expertise as a  specialist in minimally invasive back and neck surgery to lead the new  center.

Dr. Patel has extensive training and an educational background in minimally invasive spine surgery. He has a passion for research that is leading the way in the treatment of spinal disorders. His current research projects help provide a better understanding for the causes of  lower back pain and minimally invasive treatments that can dramatically improve upon the traditional treatment options available today.  Additionally, Dr. Patel travels nationally and internationally to teach  other spine surgeons about the latest techniques. He has published  numerous articles and book chapters on minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Patel earned his medical degree and completed his residency at  the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed a fellowship at  William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Prior to joining Florida  Hospital Altamonte, Dr. Patel was the director of minimally invasive spine surgery at William Beaumont Hospital.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society. Dr. Patel is also currently a global faculty member of the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement for Florida Hospital Altamonte.

"We are thrilled to have a renowned surgeon such as Dr. Patel join  our team at Florida Hospital," said Rob Fulbright, administrator of  Florida Hospital Altamonte. "We are committed to recruiting the best  physicians to meet the needs of our community. I believe that Dr.  Patel's skill and expertise will be extremely valuable to Central Floridians."

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel, call the Spine Center at  Altamonte at 407-303-5452.