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Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon Dr. Bryce Basques Joins Experienced Team at University Orthopedics

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (September 21, 2021) — In keeping with its commitment to provide Rhode Island and Massachusetts with world-class, cutting-edge spine care, University Orthopedics is proud to announce Dr. Bryce A. Basques is joining the practice’s Center for Spine Health.

“The addition of Dr. Basques – who is extremely skilled and committed to enhanced patient outcomes – will help ensure University Orthopedics continues to provide our patients with the highest quality orthopedic care available,” said Edward Akelman, M.D., President of University Orthopedics. “He is sure to be an asset to our team and, more importantly, to our patients.”

Dr. Basques is a highly accomplished, fellowship-trained spine surgeon who is known nationally for research that has advanced the field of spine surgery. He specializes in spinal disorders such as disk herniations, degenerative cervical, thoracic, lumbar disease, spinal deformity, trauma, and tumors. He also specializes in correcting failed surgery and revision procedures. He has extensive experience with the latest advances in spine surgery, including robotic spine surgery, navigation, minimally invasive spine surgery, outpatient spine surgery, and motion preservation (non-fusion surgery).

“Every patient is unique and my number one goal is to make my patients better. That’s why I make it a point to customize each treatment plan to the patient’s individual needs, with a focus on non-operative management when possible,” Dr. Basques said. “I look forward to joining a team that shares the same commitment to providing patients with high-quality, cutting-edge comprehensive care.”

Dr. Basques attended medical school at Yale University, where he completed a combined MD and Master of Health Science (MHS) program focused on clinical outcomes research. He completed the orthopaedic surgery residency at Rush University, where he was an associate team physician for the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox. After residency, he completed the spine surgery fellowship at the Rothman Institute, where he was an associate team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, and Philadelphia 76ers. Dr. Basques has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, has edited a spine textbook, and has received grant funding from multiple sources including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He serves on the Research Funding Committee and Clinical Practice Guideline Committee for the North American Spine Society, the world’s largest multispecialty spine society.

Dr. Basques – who is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University – has begun seeing patients at the following locations: East Providence, RI; Mansfield, MA; and Raynham, MA.

Patients who want to discuss a neck or back condition with Dr. Bryce Basques can visit www.myUOI.com or call 401-457-1500.

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