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Back Pain Assessment

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While it’s true that most back pain goes away on its own with time, the first step on your road to recovery is learning if you suffer from the signs and symptoms of a serious back problem. Enter your information in the boxes below to begin your FREE back pain assessment.

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Physician Referral

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While most back pain goes away on its own with time, you should still be aware of the signs and symptoms of a serious back problem. If you have questions or concerns, it’s time to talk to a doctor.

For a physician referral, click here. Then select Family Medicine.

Relief is in reach—right here in the Tri-Cities.

Our Physicians

For Physicians

Helping Your Patients Find Relief

The Spine Clinic at Kadlec Neuroscience Center understands how difficult it can be to see a patient suffer from back and neck pain. Our spine specialists have dedicated themselves to finding solutions, relieving pain and improving patients' quality of life.

We are a collaborative, interdisciplinary teamof physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and support staff. Our mission is to work with you to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for your patients with chronic back and neck pain.We offer a variety of surgicaland non-surgical options, including:

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
  • Complex spine and neck procedures using the latest innovations in artificialdisk implants
  • In-office spine and joint injections, including radiology- and ultrasound-aided procedures
  • Physical therapy
  • Non-Interventional pain management

To help you and your patients begin theprocess  to better spine health, we have assembled the following informative and useful materials:

  • Physician directory—Meet our team of specialists and see their areas of expertise.
  • Patient treatment journal—Designed to help you and your patients keep track of their improvement, milestones, appointments and treatmentplan. The journal helps patients make the most of every visit, while keeping you informed of their care.
  • Physician profiles—Help your patients get to know their new partner in back and spine health.
  • Office posters—Designed to help your patients start a  conversation with you about their current condition, each poster features informationabout The Spine Clinic at Kadlec Neuroscience Center.
  • Referral and follow-up process—We've included easy instructions to help you understand Kadlec’s process,  and what you can expect from our team.

We want to take this opportunity to say thank you for working with The Spine Clinic at Kadlec Neuroscience Center. It is our hope that this partnership will be a long and beneficial one for both you and your patients. If you have further questions about our program, please do not hesitate to call us at 509-942-3080.

New Patient Forms

Thank you for choosing Kadlec Neuroscience Center for your care. To help us get to you know you before your first visit, please complete, print and return the applicable forms.  We request you mail them back before your first appointment if possible, but will accept them the day of your first appointment as well.  If you have any questions, please call us at (509) 942-3080.  Thank you.

New Patient Packet – Neurosurgery
New Patient Packet – Neurology
New Patient Packet – Pain Management
New Patient Packet – PM&R
EMG Instructions

Stay Here for Brain and Spine

Our team of specialists is equipped to meet nearly every spine and brain need of our community. They have the years of experience, number of procedures performed, and resumes to rival top surgeons in the country.

Working Together

Unique to this outstanding team, is their drive and ability to work together to ensure the best outcome for every patient. You may see one doctor, but you can rest assured they are consulting with and backed by the entire team.

Our interdisciplinary team of specialists is here for you from diagnosis through comprehensive treatment. Our multidisciplinary approach combines neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic spine surgery, physiatry and pain management and creates an important continuum of care for our patients.

"I want a second opinion..."

We absolutely respect and appreciate your need to thoroughly investigate the best treatment for your unique need. However, do not hesitate to talk to us about this. We have a very thorough network of specialists throughout the country who can be consulted based on our referral. While it's very rare, if there is ever a procedure that we cannot perform, we will make sure you are referred to one of our respected partners.

"I think I should just go to Seattle or Spokane..."

You have every right to choose the doctor and facility you feel most comfortable with. However, please keep in mind that studies show that receiving medical treatment close to home promotes faster healing, less stress, less risk of infection, lower cost, and a more coordinated treatment plan with your care providers.

Ask your doctor for a local referral.

We treat the following conditions and more:

  • Brain & Spine Trauma
  • Tumors of the Brain & Spine
  • Stroke Neurology
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromuscular Disorders
  • General Neurology
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Comprehensive Spine Care
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Screening Services: EMG, NCS, EEG

Our Physicians

Clinical Trials

Kadlec Neuroscience Center physicians are active in the advancement of neurological research with multiple ongoing trials.

Participation in a clinical trial?
All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. Before joining a clinical trial, a participant must qualify for the study. Some research studies seek participants with illnesses or conditions to be studied, while others need healthy participants.

Please call KNC at 942-3080 for details on neurological trials presently available.

Find out more about the fascinating world of clinical research at The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation, a non-profit organization focused on educating and informing the public about clinical research participation.

Spinal Navigation with Brain Lab

Spinal navigation with Brain Lab

Spine Fluoro 3D thoracic straightprobe, courtesy of Brainlab

Spine CT-based Cervical pediclescrew courtesy of Dr. Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, Coimbatore, India

Spine Fluoro3D Siemens MIS lumbar 1.8mm courtesy of Roger Hart, NewYork, USA

C-arm Navigation

Kolibri spine


Advanced Technologies

Scoliosis Imaging

Kadlec Neuroscience Center has fellowship-trained spine surgeons available to assist you in caring for your patients with Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities. The neurosurgeons at Kadlec Neuroscience Center utilize a full 36 inch X-ray to visualize the entire spine on patient's with adult scoliosis.

This new digital service is only available at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. *No appointment is necessary. Please direct your patients in need of Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity evaluation to the Orchard Pavilion (South lobby) for checking.
To consult with our specialist spine surgeons, please call (509) 942-3080.

For questions regarding spinal imaging, please call (509) 946-4611, ext. 4683.

Portable CT Scanner

The neurosurgeons at Kadlec Neuroscience Center have the capability to obtain a CT scan of the head in the operating room as well as at the bedside in the ICU.

Artificial Disc

KNC Doctor Published in Journal

At Kadlec Neuroscience Center, we are always looking towards the latest advancements in technology to further help our patients. Some of the exciting new advancements on the horizon are:

  • Level 2 Trauma
  • Neuroscience Center
  • Stroke Program

For Patients

Kadlec Neuroscience Center wants to ensure our patients are full participants in their own care.  Having information and knowing what to expect is an important part of this goal. 

Initial visit

Your initial visit is generally requested by your primary care provider. One of our specialists will review your clinical records and related imaging, and we will contact you for an appointment within one week after receiving these records. After scheduling the appointment we will mail a variety of registration and clinical information forms. This will allow adequate time to complete the more detailed sections in the comfort of your home. We ask that you return the forms prior to your visit. If you are unable to complete the forms your visit may be re-scheduled.

Please bring insurance cards and any other identification required by your insurance plan. It is important that patients understand their insurance benefits including coverages, exclusions and limitations, as well as requirements for appointments with specialists so there are no surprises at the time of your appointment. Many plans require authorizations prior to the visit, and while we make our best attempt to secure those when we identify the need, it is still the patient’s responsibility to ensure a current authorization is in place prior to the visit.

We will make copies of your insurance card as well as take a photo of you on your initial visit, so we can identify you if future appointments are necessary. Our contract with insurance plans requires that we collect your co-payment at the time of service. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. If you are being seen for motor vehicle accident, or other third party insurance, or private pay, we require payment at the time of service.

We will do our best to see patients promptly; however occasionally there are unavoidable delays. We will strive to keep you informed and try to make your wait as short as possible.  There are circumstances around which your appointment may need to be re-scheduled including:

  • Incomplete or missing paperwork
  • Missing authorization
  • Inability to make co-payment
  • Unavoidable emergencies at the hospital

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please provide a minimum of 24-hour notification so that we can offer that time to another patient.


On your initial visit, our team will obtain a detailed medical history including current and past health, as well as medications and surgeries among other things. A physical examination will also be performed. At the conclusion of the examination, you and your care provider will discuss options for further treatment, which may include additional testing. If additional testing is required, plans will be made to discuss the results which may include a follow-up visit.


The decision to proceed to surgery is arrived at after extensive discussion between you and your surgeon and after exhausting all conservative options. Our staff will work with you and the hospital staff to help arrange for this process. It is important that you understand both the clinical and financial impact of undergoing surgery. Your surgeon can answer your clinical questions, and our financial counselor is here to assist you with financial questions or concerns.

Diagnostic testing/imaging

As a general rule, various testing and medical imaging is an important adjunct to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurologic symptoms. Patients will often have imaging studies performed before their first visit. Additional diagnostic testing such as EMG, Nerve Conduction and EEG may be required and can be performed at Kadlec Neuroscience Center. Additional medical images may be needed as well, which can be done close to your home for your convenience. Follow-up visits are often scheduled to discuss these results. Many tests will require pre-authorization from your insurance before we can order them.

Insurance and financial policy

Kadlec Neuroscience Center is a specialty-based medical practice which requires a referral from another physician. Some insurance plans require prior authorization before a referral can be made. Patients whose insurance plan requires authorization should make sure this is in place before their scheduled visit or they may be re-scheduled. As a convenience to our patients Kadlec Neuroscience Center will bill your insurance with the information you have provided, but ultimately you are responsible for your bill. There is often a balance after your insurance pays, which becomes your responsibility. It is essential that you understand your benefits under your insurance plan.

Medical Records

You can obtain a copy of your complete medical record at no charge. We require your signature or your authorized representative on our release form. Please allow two weeks for processing. We will send your records directly to another physician at their request or yours.

Prescription and refills

  • Please call your pharmacy directly for prescription refills, unless it is for controlled substances, even if you have no refills left.
  • Plan ahead. It may take two to three business days for prescription refills. If there are no refills left on your prescription, this will allow time for the pharmacy to get our approval.
  • If you have an emergency, please call the office. Do not come to the office to request an emergency refill. We will not interrupt the care of our scheduled patients to do refills.
  • Many drug plans cover generic medications rather than brand name medications. If you require brand name medications, you may pay a higher price for those.
  • Prescriptions will only be refilled during normal business hours (Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Prescriptions will not be refilled on weekends or holidays. Please plan accordingly.

Hospital Care

Kadlec Neuroscience Center physicians who admit patients to the hospital will do so at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. Hospitalized patients are routinely seen once per day, but may be seen more often if the need arises.


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Patient Education

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation– also called Physiatry  – is a branch of medicine that specializes in diagnosis, treatment and management of disease primarily using "physical" means (such as physical therapy and medications). Essentially, physiatrists (fizz eye'uh trists) specialize in a wide variety of conservative treatments (nonoperative) for the musculoskeletal system (the muscles and bones) and do not perform surgery.

At Kadlec Neuroscience Center, our physiatrists are experts at diagnosing and treating pain; restoring maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions; treating the whole person, not just the problem area; providing non-surgical treatments; and working not only on treatment but also prevention.

Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems that affect the musculoskeletal system. The following is a list of some commonly treated:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Acute muscle and ligament injuries
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Work injuries
  • Myofascial pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation services include:

  • Non-surgical treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain
  • EMG and nerve conductions studies
  • Ultrasound-guided joint and bursa injections and peripheral nerve blocks
  • Diagnosis, workup and surgical referral, if needed

Interventional Pain Management

Interventional pain management can be a useful alternative for treatment of spinal pain.  The specialists at Kadlec Neuroscience Center can evaluate and diagnose the causes of pain, as well as create a management plan for treatments to relieve it.

Our interventional pain management procedures include:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic epidural injections of the entire spinal column
  • Facet (median branch nerve) blocks and radiofrequency ablations
  • Sympathetic blocks for complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Joint and bursa steroid injections
  • Peripheral nerve injections and ablations
  • Implantation and management of intrathecal drug pumps and spinal cord stimulators

Screening Services

Kadlec Neuroscience Center uses advanced screening tools to determine the cause of a condition as well as develop a treatment plan.

Some screening tools available at KNC include:

  • Electroencephalogram
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)


Electroencephalogram (EEG) measures and records the electrical activity of the brain and translates that activity into a series of wavy lines. Conditions such as seizures often will demonstrate changes in this electrical activity. The EEG test will likely be ordered to see whether there are any continuing irregularities in the brain’s electrical activity that may be producing seizures.

Normal electrical activity in the brain makes a recognizable pattern. Seizures produce very specific, abnormal patterns. Even without having a seizure, doctors can recognize abnormal patterns that are markers for the risk of seizures.

Having an EEG is a painless, safe procedure.

How an EEG Works

EEG tests may be given at KNC. Sometimes the person having the test will be told to stay up late the night before and to avoid caffeine drinks on the morning of the test.

Before the test, the EEG technologist applies the small metal disks (called electrodes) to several places on the scalp.  A special glue or paste is used to attach the electrode disks. It washes out afterwards. Sometimes a cap with the wires already attached is used instead.

Some EEG tests are made with the patient sitting in a chair; others are performed with the patient lying down on a couch.

During the test, the technologist may ask the patient to breathe deeply through the mouth for a short time, which may produce a slightly dizzy feeling or numbness in the hands or feet, which goes away once breathing returns to normal. The technologist may shine a flashing light into the eyes, or to open and close them rapidly a few times. The patient may be asked to sleep or to make other simple responses, depending on the aims of the test.

The average EEG test may last 35 to 40 minutes; one involving a period of sleep will take longer.

Electromyography (EMG)

Electromyography (EMG) are tests used to measure muscle and nerve function.  They are diagnostic tests used to identify the cause of pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or atrophy. Examples of conditions that can be diagnosed include neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica.

They are in-office procedures and do not require hospitalization. On average, an EMG takes anywhere between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on how extensive a test the doctor orders. It can be done at any time during the day and, with few exceptions, does not require any special preparation.

Few preparations are needed for an EMG. There is no need to fast or eat any particular kinds of food before the test. The patient can drive to and from the test. As for clothing, since in a great majority of cases the low back and buttocks area may need to be studied or in cases of neck problems, the back of the neck and shoulder areas studied, it is best not to wear clothes which will interfere with access to these areas.

With few exceptions, patients may continue taking prescribed medication. However, if the patient is taking a blood thinner, the Lab where your EMG is being done should be notified. Also if patients are on any medication for Myasthenia Gravis such as Mestinon or other, the medication may interfere with the test, so you should also notify the Lab.

What happens during an EMG?
During this test, the patient will be lying on an examination table, next to an EMG machine (which looks like a desktop or laptop computer). The test consists of two parts, though at times one may be done without the other. The first part is called Nerve Conduction Studies (see below). When this happens, the patient will feel a tingling sensation that may or may not be painful. Between the brief pulses you will not feel pain.

As there are several nerves in each extremity which need to be tested, the procedure is repeated three or four times or more per extremity studied. The amount of current delivered is always kept at a safe level. Patients wearing pacemakers or other electrical devices need not worry since this current will rarely interfere with such devices.

The second part of the test is called Needle Examination. The needles used are thin, fine and about one and a quarter inches long. This tests the muscle to see if there has been any damage to it as a result of the nerve problem or if the disease involves the muscle itself rather than the nerve. Usually five or six muscles are sampled in one extremity, but occasionally, if you have problems in more than one area, additional muscles may need to be studied.

The needle is usually inserted in the relaxed muscle and moved inside gently in order to record the muscle activity. The painful part of this section is when the needle is first inserted through the skin since all of the pain receptors are located in this area. Once inside the muscle, the sensation is usually perceived as discomfort or pressure rather than pain.

During the needle exam, no electrical pulses are delivered. Also, since the needle probe is used here only as a recording device, no injections are given through the needle into the muscle. On the average, a muscle can be sampled in two to five minutes though this may vary with the type of problem being investigated.

Can I ask for some pain medication?
It is common that no sedation is given in any form since in most instances, patients wish to return to work or other regular activity after the test is completed. Another reason for not giving sedation is that patients should always have someone drive him or her home after receiving sedation and this is not always easy to arrange.

Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)

Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) are used to evaluate the electrical conduction of nerves in the body. Examples of conditions that can be diagnosed with NCS include neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and radiculopathy. 

An NCS is done by providing a small electrical pulse to the nerve with a probe on the skin at one site and recording the signal at a different place along the nerve by placing electrodes on the skin. The patient usually experiences a small tingling similar to the feeling when one hits the "funny bone" at the elbow.

As there are several nerves in each extremity which need to be tested, the procedure is repeated three or four times or more per extremity studied. The amount of current delivered is always kept at a safe level. Patients wearing pacemakers or other electrical devices need not worry since this current will rarely interfere with such devices.

Trauma of the Brain & Spine

Brain and spinal injuries are most often caused by motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, firearms or falls at home or work, and a number of these people have long-term disabilities as a result of the injury. Spinal cord injuries affect millions of Americans yearly and many live with the continuing effects of these injuries.

Kadlec Neuroscience Center provides expert care to patients with brain and spinal injuries. Patients treated at KNC benefit from the combined skills of a team of specialists that includes neurosurgeons, neurologists and anesthesiologists.

Our services include:

  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring (ICP)
  • Decompressive craniectomy
  • Evacuation of subdural and epidural hematoma
  • Craniotomy for evacuation of hemorrhage
  • Spinal decompression and stabilization
  • Stabilization of complex spinal fractures
  • Traumatic lesions of the spine
  • 24/7 intensivist-staffed Intensive Care Unit
  • Ongoing care for brain trauma patients
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromuscular Disease

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks the myelin – the fatty envelope which surrounds nerve fibers in the central nervous system. MS is a chronic disease, which means that one has it for the rest of their lives, and people with MS may often develop progressive worsening neurological disability.  MS can cause a wide variety of symptoms including tingling, numbness, weakness, vision problems and paralysis.  

Kadlec Neuroscience Center has a fellowship-trained specialist providing advanced treatment for MS.  While MS cannot be cured, we believe our patient-centered approach is designed to maximize the well-being of those affected by MS.

General Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is a surgical specialty involved in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the brain, spine, spinal cord and nerves. Neurosurgeons treat a vast array of health conditions including brain tumors, spinal cord lesions, pinched nerves from ruptured discs or spurs, brain and spinal injuries, and pinched or injured nerves in the extremities (such as carpal tunnel syndrome).

Our team includes Fellowship-trained specialists.

Our services include:

  • Surgery for trauma of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves
  • Primary and metastastic surgery for tumors of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves
  • Surgery for pituitary tumors
  • Complex spinal surgery including adult deformity andscoliosis
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery and fusions
  • Image-guided stereotactic biopsies
  • Artificial cervical and lumbar disc replacements
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty
  • Surgery for degenerative diseases
  • Surgery for herniated discs, stenosis, spondylolisthesis
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Vagus nerve stimulators for epilepsy
  • Chiari malformations
  • CSF shunts for hydrocephalus
  • carpal tunnel
  • ulnar neuropathy
  • vascular lesions
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • microdiscectomy
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty for compression fracture
  • Minimally invasive fusions (ALIF, TLIF, XLIF)
  • Endoscopic lumbar discectomy
  • Implantation and management of spinal cord stimulators
  • Implantation and management of intrathecal drug pumps

General Neurology

Neurology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases or conditions that affect the brain, spine, spinal cord and nerves. The neurologists at Kadlec Neuroscience Center treat such things as headaches, seizures, dementia, strokes, spinal cord abnormalities, pinched nerves, muscular dystrophy and peripheral nerve disorders.

Our neurologists offer comprehensive evaluation, consultation and management of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the neuromuscular system.

Our services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of a broad range of neurological disorders including brain tumor, demential (Alzheimer’s disease), movement disorder (including Parkinson’s disease), neuromuscular disease and stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Electromyography (EMG) to help determine muscle conditions that might be causing muscle weakness, including muscular dystrophy and nerve disorders
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) to detect problems in the electrical activity of the brain
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS) to measure muscle and nerve function
  • Spinal tap
  • Adjustment of VNS and DBS
  • Neurovascular ultrasound

Stroke Neurology

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Stroke affects the arteries that supply blood to the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bleeds.

There are two main types of stroke:

  • Ischemic stroke is caused by blockage in an artery that supplies blood to the brain, resulting in a deficiency in blood flow (ischemia). Ischemic stroke occurs more frequently in people over age 65.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by the bleeding of ruptured blood vessels (hemorrhage) in the brain. Hemorrhagic stroke is more common in younger people.

Prompt care is crucial in treating stroke patients.  When a stroke is identified early (0-6 hours), medication can be administered. Often a significantly affected stroke patient who receives this treatment can recover with reduced or minimal disability.

We work closely with Kadlec Regional Medical Center, which is a designated Level II Stroke Center, to provide services related to stroke.

In addition, our team provides education and support to reduce future risk factors and greatly improve our patient’s quality of life.

Our services include:

  • Around-the-clock availability of neurologists
  • Decompressive craniectomy
  • 24/7 intensivist-staffed Intensive Care Unit

Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders

The lives of many adults are limited by the unpredictable nature of recurring seizures. As many families know, the emotional consequences can be devastating.

At Kadlec Neuroscience Center, we work to improve the daily lives of people with epilepsy and seizure disorders by helping alleviate the debilitating effects of seizures. Our services are designed to improve the overall functioning of patients through a varied approach. This includes diagnostic evaluations, medication and teamwork.

Our multidisciplinary team includes a Fellowship-trained specialist.

The First Step
We conduct an initial in-depth interview with your family and referring physician. We then begin an extensive physical examination to further identify the nature and degree of your seizure disorder. After a thorough examination and review of your medical records, our medical specialists will develop your treatment plan. Recommendations may include some or all of the following:

  • Comprehensive neurological diagnostic evaluations
  • Anti-epileptic medication
  • Evaluation for possible surgical treatment which is considered when other treatments have failed to significantly reduce the frequency or severity of seizures in selected cases. If indicated, you will be referred to a comprehensive epilepsy center for dedicated presurgical evaluation. This evaluation may include video-EEG monitoring, invasive monitoring, further imaging, and neuropsychological assessment. Any recommended surgery would be performed by our team of neurosurgeons or our colleagues at University of Washington.

Following a review of the recommended treatment plan and with your approval, as well as that of your referring physician, your treatment will begin.

Our services include:

  • Neurological testing including electroencephalography (EEG) and brain wave testing
  • High-quality MRI and CT imaging
  • Antiepileptic medication
  • Vagus nerve stimulators
  • Surgical treatment

Tumors of the Brain, Spine & Peripheral Nerves

Our team of highly skilled surgeons works with cancer specialists to treat tumors of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves or the spine. These tumors may be secondary to metastatic spread of cancer from another part of the body or be a primary growth from the local tissues themselves.

Our services include:

Cranial Surgery:

  • Primary and metastatic brain tumors
  • Pituitary tumors and skull-based tumors
  • Stereotactic navigational procedures

Spinal Surgery:

  • Spinal tumors
  • Stereotactic navigational procedures

Peripheral Nerve Surgery:

  • Peripheral nerve tumors

Comprehensive Spine Care

Relief is in reach—right here in the Tri-Cities.

If you’re living with neck or back pain, The Spine Clinic at Kadlec Neuroscience Center knows how hard it can be to complete even the most basic daily tasks. Our goal is to help every patient we treat find pain relief so they can return to a normal life.

With decades of experience, our talented team of spine specialists and surgeons includes some of the most highly educated, highly trained and highly respected professionals, not just in Washington, but across the country.

When you visit The Spine Clinic at Kadlec Neuroscience Center, instead of meeting with just a doctor, you’ll meet with a spine specialist. Our team of experts includes:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Physiatrists
  • Pain management specialists

And unlike other programs, we partner with you to tailor a treatment plan just for you. Whether you need spine surgery, rehab or rest, we're here for you—right here in your community.

Start your road to better spine health. Take a free back pain assessment or request a physician referral.


Highly skilled care provided by our multidisciplinary team.

The interdisciplinary team of specialists at Kadlec Neuroscience Center is dedicated to effective diagnosis and comprehensive treatment.  Our multidisciplinary approach combines neurology, neurosurgery, physiatry and pain management and creates an important continuum of care for our patients.

Our range of services, resources and experience offers our patients treatment for the following conditions, and more.

Philosophy of Care

Kadlec Neuroscience Center is a collaboration of physicians who believe in working together to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.  Our teamwork approach allows us to recommend the most effective treatment options which are developed following extensive diagnostic evaluation and a thorough understanding of our patient’s condition and goals.  We work hard to provide compassionate, personalized care in what are often complex situations.

We believe collaboration between a variety of highly skilled specialists enhances coordinated care and improves patient outcomes.  It is because of this commitment to the best interests of each patient, we sometimes may recommend treatment at another medical facility and carefully coordinate that care with other physicians.

We also believe that it is critical to put each patient at the center of his/her own care and treatment decisions. It is our goal to help each patient clearly understand his/her medical condition, what the treatment options can do and what they cannot fix. Our intent is to address the questions and concerns of the patient, as well as the referring physician, and to that end we encourage open-ended dialogue throughout the process of treatment.

Planetree at Kadlec

Planetree stands for the philosophy of care we abide by at Kadlec. The goal is to make everyone’s hospital stay less stressful and more healthful. The entire patient experience is different here because we focus on creating a truly healing environment and serving each individual’s unique needs. We recognize that patients are people, not diseases or procedures. We know how important it is to care for your human needs as well as your medical needs. When you need something a little bit extraordinary, the people at Kadlec are here for you and your family.

Bloodless Surgery Program at Kadlec

Our Bloodless Medicine and Surgery (BMSP) program provides a special service for people who do not wish to receive blood transfusions under any circumstances, whether because of conscientious objection, religious conviction or because of fear of the potential risk of blood transfusions. This program gives patients the alternative to receive medical treatment without the use of blood or blood products.

Contact Us

Neurosurgery / Interventional Pain Management / PM&R/ Neurology
1100 Goethals Dr.
Richland WA, 99352
Ph: (509) 942-3080
Fax: (509) 942-3085

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Neuroscience Center

Kadlec Neuroscience Center was started in 2008 to bring a comprehensive team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain management specialists, and physiatrists to the Tri-Cities and surrounding region. The extensive experience and subspeciality training of our physicians enables us to offer a wide range of services to treat and diagnose conditions related to the brain, spine, spinal cord, & peripheral nervous system.

Please visit our web pages to understand the vast scope of neurological and spinal conditions diagnosed and treated at Kadlec Neuroscience Center.

We are honored that your primary care physician has referred you to our practice and will work closely with your care providers to ensure an accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment plan.