Complex Back Closure


Choosing a specialist to help with your back or spine problem is a difficult task. Spine surgery can be extremely challenging, especially in those who have had previous back operations, been treated with radiation, have complex tumors, spina bifida, or other risk factors for complications.  While many spine centers focus just on fixing problems with the bones and nerves, it is important to remember that the extensive reconstruction performed by the spine specialist can be undone if the skin breaks down or becomes infected.

Comprehensive Care Center

Neuroplastic Center

Our Spine Neuroplastic Team

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD

Julius Stoll, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital
Clinical Director, Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute
President, Neurosurgery Foundation

Jared S. Fridley, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Outcomes Laboratory

Maria A. Guglielmo, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery at Kent Hospital
Director, Neurosurgery Pain Program

Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Norman Prince Spine Institute
Director, Spinal Surgery Division

Prakash Sampath, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Immunotherapy Program
Director, Neurosurgery at Roger Williams Medical Center

Albert E. Telfeian, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice-Chair, Quality Improvement
Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Albert Woo, MD

Associate Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital


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Neuroplastic Center
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401)-444-????
Fax: (401) 444-2788