Alexander Lenard, M.D., spine surgeon at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in St. Thomas, performed the first outpatient spine surgery in the Virgin Islands. As the Caribbean’s most preferred spine surgeon, he is proud to offer outpatient spine surgery at Comprehensive Surgical Services Surgery Center. Dr. Lenard strives to always be at the forefront of spine care, so he is excited to bring the Virgin Islands this innovative technique, which allows patients to recover at home.
Advantages of spine surgery in an outpatient setting include:
- Increased patient satisfaction as recovery takes place in the comfort of their home
- Reduced cost due to elimination of hospital stay
- Reduced risk of infection when recovering at home versus in a hospital setting
“My team and I are proud to offer patients the highest level of care in a comfortable, professional atmosphere,” says Dr. Lenard. “With all of the advantages the outpatient setting has to offer, this is the way of the future. I have patients coming to the Caribbean from the United States and other places outside the Caribbean to have this surgery, and that tells me my patients are as excited about this as I am.”