For two decades, the Florida-based NeuroSpine Institute (NSI) has been a global medical destination for active lifestyle patients interested in extreme and rapid recovery. Now, neurosurgeon Robert Masson, M.D., is announces the opening of a second location to serve patients in the western United States and Canada.
Dr. Masson has opened Restitute PC, a 21,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Park City, Utah, one of the world's top international skiing centers. Kenneth S. Yonemura, M.D., will serve as the center's medical director.
Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Yonemura completed a spine fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and has spent his career caring for patients that have travelled from all parts of the country.
His practice has evolved to focus primarily on complex spine and peripheral nerve disorders. He has been an FDA investigator for both lumbar and cervical interbody fusion cages, as well as motion preservation techniques that include artificial disc and facet replacement technology. Dr. Yonemura also has been actively involved in the development of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of cervical and lumbar disc disease, including the design of one of the first generation percutaneous pedicle screw systems.
Dr. Yonemura is looking forward to expanding his practice at Restitute PC and will be performing outpatient spine and peripheral nerve surgery at the ambulatory surgery center. He is also available to see patients at satellite offices in Bountiful and Salt Lake City.
The new practice fulfills a decades-old dream for Dr. Masson, who has long believed a major spine institute is perfectly suited for a mountain location.
Masson says he's working to advance spine reconstruction surgery to a level where extreme recovery from major spine injuries is commonplace. Specializing in sports spine medicine and employing minimally invasive techniques and cutting edge technologies that he developed, Dr. Masson is a leading force in transforming spine care worldwide and the Florida-based NSI is already a worldwide medical destination for active lifestyle patients interested in extreme and rapid recovery.
With this new center, Dr. Masson and his team will be able to serve more patients than ever.
Like Dr. Masson, Dr. Yonemura also has a passion for athletics and understands the special needs of both amateur and professional athletes. An avid cyclist himself, Dr. Yonemura is a USA Cycling Cat 3 masters racer and was the medical director for the Tour of Utah stage race from 2008-2011. He has become a USAC official and especially enjoys working as a motorcycle referee. Dr. Yonemura is a team neurosurgeon to many of the US Olympic Teams based out of Park City and is also involved with the Think Head First concussion treatment program..
NeuroSpine Institute is committed to intervertebral Microsurgical Access Solutions and is prepared to do outpatient neck and low back decompressions, reconstructions and artificial disc surgeries. As a world leader in outpatient spine surgery, NSI is able to offer its patients rapid recovery solutions and reduced hospital-associated risk in an outpatient setting focused on wellness and extreme recovery.
While Orlando will remain NSI's global headquarters, Restitute PC becomes a western operational base providing the opportunity to not only help more patients but also train more surgeons.
For information about both locations, visit neurospineinstitute.org,