July 14, 2020
Minimally invasive outpatient spine surgeon Dr. Kern Singh is now seeing patients in Northwest Indiana (9200 Calumet Avenue, Munster, Indiana). No longer will patients from the region have to drive to Chicago to receive top-notch spine care. Dr. Singh and his team evaluate and treat all types of spinal problems ranging from bulging discs to spinal stenosis. For those patients who may require surgery, these procedures can be done through microscopic incisions as an outpatient in the adjoining surgery center. Many surgeries, including cervical disc replacement, microscopic diskectomies, laminectomies, and even lumbar fusions can be done the same day in Munster.
Dr. Singh, who is also a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, is known for his excellent outcomes and his use of cutting-edge procedures that allow 95% of spine surgeries to be done on an outpatient basis. He frequently teaches minimally invasive techniques to neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons from around the world.
He is an award-winning researcher and has published his findings in major medical journals (more than 400 publications, presentations, and book chapters). He has most recently helped pioneer Multi-Modal Analgesia for spine surgery allowing patients to undergo spinal procedures in an outpatient environment with minimal to no narcotics.
Dr. Singh is listed in Becker's Orthopedic Spine and Pain Management as one of the nation's Top 100 spine surgeons and specialists. He was also appointed to serve as the chair of the Spine Program Committee for the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting from 2017-2023.
A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Singh completed his training at Emory University in a combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical spine fellowship.