The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois (OISI) will begin seeing patients Thursday, March 5, 2020 in the Specialty Clinic located at Memorial Hospital (MH) in Chester, IL by our spine center experts, Swastik Sinha, M.D., and Meshia Reed, PA-C.
At OISI and Memorial Hospital of Chester, Sinha and Reed will provide:
Degenerative spine conditions services
Spinal pain management services
Musculoskeletal system prevention, diagnosis and treatment
“We are proud to welcome OISI spine experts to our facility,” said Brett Bollmann, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital. “We know they will offer our patients and the community high quality orthopaedic spine and back services and complement the wide range of health care already available here at our facility.”
“Patients can be seen in this area that may not have access to spine care. This means less waiting, less driving, less traffic, no payment for city parking. We have the most innovative advances in technology and have provided a less invasive option than traditional surgery for certain patients,” said Dr. Sinha. "Being part of Memorial Hospital team is an important strategic collaboration for Memorial Hospital and OISI. Many OISI spine patients come from the Chester area and this location will provide them with greater convenience, as well as access to the many ancillary services offered at MH.”
Dr. Sinha brings a new level of spine care to our region. With over 8 years of medical training and an extensive fellowship at the esteemed Johns Hopkins Hospital, he is considered one of the most skilled and up-to-date surgeons in his field. He is board certified in spinal surgery and brings many modern techniques to Southern IL including minimally invasive lateral access procedures, cervical disc replacements, “one-inch” discectomy and other outpatient spine surgeries.
Meshia Reed, PA-C, has 19 years of experience as a PA, 11 years as a registered nurse, and has been affiliated with OISI for three years specializing in spine. Prior to OISI, Reed’s career was mostly emergency medicine. Dr. Sinha trained Reed in spine and Reed is his first assist in surgery. Reed is involved in the hospital / post op management as well.
The Spine Clinic will be held at Memorial Hospital weekly. Memorial Hospital features all digital radiographic imaging including 1.5 tesla MRI, low dose 64-slice CT scanner, 3D digital mammography, ultra sound, bone densitometry, and nuclear medicine, a full service laboratory, cardiopulmonary department, sleep lab, chemotherapy and infusions services all close to home.