The Methodist Sugar Land Spine Center has been recognized for its delivery of superior low back care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), making it the first back pain center in the state to receive the honor.
The NCQA also individually recognized the center’s physicians, Dr. Rajesh Bindal, Neurosurgeon; Dr. Anthony Muffoletto, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon; Dr. John Park, Neurosurgeon and Dr. Jeffrey Wood, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon.
“For a person with back pain, the right clinician can make the difference between living with back pain, as opposed to suffering from back pain,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, President, NCQA. “By earning recognition, the Methodist Sugar Land Spine Center has demonstrated that the center provides effective, evidence-based care to its patients.”
“Evidence-based guidelines have shown in a number of instances that a “less is more” philosophy is the right approach in treating low back pain,” said O’Kane. “The Back Pain Recognition Program identifies physicians who avoid needless imaging and procedures that don’t help patients.”
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CEO Chris Siebenaler said the Spine Center is leading the way for patients in the Fort Bend and surrounding areas who need consistent, quality care for low back pain. Dr. Bindal and his colleagues, Dr. Muffoletto, Dr. Park and Dr. Wood – along with all the staff who support the Spine Center – are helping our patients live more productive, higher quality lives through their care and expertise,” Siebenaler said.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Spine Center, please call 281-313-BACK (2225) or email SpineCenter@tmhs.org.