Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center and Black Hills Neurosurgery & Spine, two leading spine practices in the four-state region, have joined to form The Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedics. This transaction, which occurred on September 1, 2020, combined the two clinics to form a 20-doctor specialty orthopedic and spine practice. The Spine Center includes 5 spine surgeons and a neurologist, with an extensive, expertly trained staff that will serve patients' comprehensive spine care needs. The Spine Center surgeons perform most of their surgeries at Black Hills Surgical Hospital, a nationally recognized top 1% hospital in orthopedic and spine care and recently anointed as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ and a Cigna Center of Excellence.  

By calling (605) 341-1414, patients can schedule an appointment at the Spine Center, located at 4141 5th St. The Spine Center surgeons are also available in Gillette, Wyoming, Williston and Dickinson, North Dakota.

Through the combination of the clinics, Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center is creating a regional Spine Center of Excellence with dedicated, comprehensive orthopedic spine and neurosurgical spine care from fellowship-trained spine surgeons Dr. Stephen Eckrich, Dr. Christian Gaffney and Dr. Robert Woodruff as well as board-certified neurosurgeons Dr. Stuart Rice and Dr. Tim Watt. The merger also combines ProMotion Physical Therapy with Black Hills Orthopedics Physical Therapy, so patients now have access to more therapy options throughout Rapid City with locations in Baken Park at 741 Mountain View Road, Suite A-2, as well as at 4141 Fifth St.

With 20 specialty-trained doctors and 10 locations throughout the region, Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center along with Black Hills Neurosurgery & Spine provide unparalleled bone, joint, muscle and spine care to the Black Hills community and patients throughout the 4-state region. The providers from each practice have been serving the area’s orthopedic and spine needs for many years, and all the doctors of Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center have extensive training in their respective fields. The new group will work together to continue to improve the quality of care for the community and remain highly accessible to patients when and where they need it.

Together, the new practice will provide specialized treatment for all bone, joint, muscle and nerve-related needs, with expertly trained specialists in every area of musculoskeletal care, including:

  • Back, neck and spine.
  • Foot and ankle.
  • Hand and wrist.
  • Hip and knee.
  • Joint replacement.
  • Orthopedic trauma.
  • Podiatry.
  • Shoulder and elbow.
  • Sports medicine.
  • Wound care.

“Apart, we are two specialty practices made up of dedicated experts that offer specialized bone, joint, muscle and spine care,” says Kyle Wiese, CEO of Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center. “But together as one practice, we will deliver the most advanced, comprehensive head-to-toe orthopedic, back, neck and nerve-related care in Northern Wyoming, Western South Dakota, Western North Dakota, and Northwestern Nebraska so that patients can continue to access the best, fellowship-trained surgeons at a top 1% hospital, Black Hills Surgical Hospital.”

Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center of Wyoming also recently announced the acquisition and opening of Black Hills Surgery Center of Wyoming, an outpatient surgery center in Gillette, Wyoming.

For more information on the merger or to schedule an appointment, please call (605) 341-1414. 

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