July 12, 2017 - Michigan Head & Spine Institute Blog

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Pradeep Setty, D.O. joins MHSI on August 1, 2017.  He specializes in minimally invasive neurosurgery, utilizing endoscopic and percutaneous approaches to treat brain, spine and skull base disorders such as degenerative spine disease, pituitary and brain tumors as well as trigeminal neuralgia.

Dr. Setty trained under several national experts while completing two fellowships in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Prior to that he completed his neurosurgical residency through Michigan State University where he learned minimally invasive approaches to treat complex spine disorders. In addition Dr. Setty spent an extensive time training under the late Dr. Daniel Pieper, MHSI’s own nationally renowned expert in skull base surgery and trigeminal neuralgia.

Dr. Setty will be seeing patients in the Pontiac and Royal Oak locations.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Setty, call 877-784-3667 or click to schedule an appointment online.


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Lumbar Spondylolisthesis occurs when a lumbar vertebra slips out of place. One vertebra slips forward, distorting the shape of the lumbar spine, and may compress the nerves in the spinal canal. The nerves that exit the foramen (open spaces on the sides of your vertebrae) may also be compressed. These compressions can cause pain and other problems.  But, there’s hope for relief.

Mick Perez-Cruet, M.D., presented recent studies and shows how lumbar spondylolisthesis is being treated.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Perez-Cruet, please call 877-784-3667, or online.


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Whether you call them electronic medical records (EMRs) or electronic health records (EHRs), physicians were required by the U.S. government to implement an EMR system within their practice by 2014.  EHRs were meant to provide a higher level of patient safety and interconnectivity between physicians and hospitals.

Fast forward to 2017, and it is time for many physician practices and some hospitals to update to more robust EHRs, basically because the use of EHRs has out grown the initial capability of the software.

The MHSI team has been working behind the scenes for the last year to prepare a new EMR system that works better for patients, physicians and billing.  “We have targeted Monday, Aug. 28 as our ‘go live’ date,” explains Mary Martin, RN, clinical director at MHSI.  “Our patients will really like what this new EMR system can provide them.”

Coming up: Patients will need to input identification, insurance and health history into the new system. There will be several different ways to enter the information, including online and via an app.  “One important message we want our patients to know at in this stage of implementation is they should not be concerned, all previous medical records remain in-tact and appointments and surgeries will not be interrupted, ” says Ms. Martin.

Stay tuned…Over the summer the MHSI staff are training to use the new EMR. In August, complete instructions for patient’s use of the new system will be provided through newsletters and blogs like this and on the website as the ‘go-live” date gets closer.