Florida 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 Call407-303-5452.