07 Oct Barrington Pain and Spine Institute Performs First Spine Surgery Case
Barrington Pain and Spine Institute (BPSI) successfully performed its first spine surgery case on October 6th, 2014. BPSI is the only ambulatory surgery center in Illinois dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions and spine conditions. After opening its doors just two years ago on October 2nd, 2012 and performing thousands of interventional procedures, the team at BPSI is ecstatic to be able to offer its patients a full range of care from conservative treatments to minimally invasive surgery to best manage chronic pain.
The first spine surgery case at BPSI was a minimally invasive surgery known as sacroiliac joint fusion performed by Dr. Robert Erickson. Today’s surgery went perfectly, as expected by the BPSI team. Dr. Prunskis, MD, FIPP, Medical Director of BPSI proudly said “Our Barrington Pain and Spine Institute team performed an outstanding job and we look forward to helping many more people with our state-of-the-art spine related care.” They are pleased to have Dr. Erickson on staff. Assisting Dr. Erickson with the first spine surgery, listed from left to right, were Jarrett Terpstra RN, Shingo Yano MD, FIPP, Jeff Wygodny MD anesthesiologist, Scott (Admissions Nurse), John Prunskis MD, FIPP, Medical Director of BPSI, Amy (x-ray tech), Tracie (Surgical Tech), Marsha CRNA, and Irene Kwon PA-C (not pictured). Jarrett Terpstra RN, Director of Nursing, said “It was a very proud day for me here at BPSI to see our great team in action. Today’s surgery could not have gone any better.”