Meet Our Spine Team

Meet Our Spine Team

We have five of the finest spine and pain management specialists in the Hudson Valley. Drs. William Barrick, Richard Perkins, Nicholas Renaldo, Richard Dentico, and Vishal Rekhala have highly-specialized training in the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for the treatment of spinal disorders, including back and neck pain, herniated discs, vertebral compression frac- tures, scoliosis, and spinal instability.

Our advantage over the practices in the Hudson Valley Region is that we work closely together under one roof to select the best treatment for each individual patient taking into account each person individuals needs and goals to achieve the best possible outcome. We often discuss difficult cases amongst the team members to obtain multiple opinions to find the best possible solution for our patients needs.

William Barrick, MD

William Barrick, MD

Dr. Barrick is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He earned his medical degree fromRutgers Medical School and continued his education by receiving his orthopedic training at the Tufts University/New England Medical Center, Boston MA. He completed a Fel- lowship in Adult Spinal Surgery at San Francisco Spine Institute. He pioneered the techniques of kyphoplasty, total disc replacement, minimally invasive spine fusion and the use of intraoperative neuromonitoring in Dutchess County.
Dr. Barrick is former Division Director of Spine Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Dr. Barrick is a member of North American Spine Society.

Richard Perkins, MD

Richard Perkins, MD

Dr. Perkins is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon and spinal surgeon. Dr. perkins completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the San Francisco Spine Institute. He did his orthopedic training at the University of Maryland and Shock Trauma hospitals in Baltimore MD. Dr. Perkins graduated from the NYU School of Medicine in New York City.
Dr. perkins has extensive training in the operative and non-operative management of spinal conditions including both degenerative and deformity. He performs minimally invasive spinal surgery, kyphoplasty and disk replacement surgery. The majority of Dr. Perkins surgical patients are able to go home the day of surgery. Dr. Perkins is a member of North American Spine Society.

Nicholas Renaldo, MD

Nicholas Renaldo, MD

Dr. Renaldo is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the surgical management of adult spine conditions. Dr. Renaldo completed a combined orthopedic/neurosurgical fellowship in spinal surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Renaldo was awarded his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.
Dr. Renaldo has expertise in the non-operative and operative management of adult spine conditions, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, myelopathy, trauma, instability, and scoliosis. He regularly performs minimally invasive nerve decompression procedures and spinal fusions utilizing microscopes and tubular retractors.

Richard Dentico, MD

Richard Dentico, MD

Dr. Dentico is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) with subspecialty in Sports medicine. He is a member of both AAPMR (American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) and The Spine Interventional Society. He has also been trained under Gerard Malan- ga, MD and Jay Bowen, DO (co-founders of New Jersey Sports Medicine), a leading group in regenerative medicine.

Performed Spinal injections include - lumbar and cervical epidural steroid injections, lumbar facet joint injection and radiofrequency ablation procedures, sacroiliac joint injection, peripheral joint injection, peripheral nerve hydrodissection, ultrasound guided office based injection, regenerative medicine injection

Vishal Rekhala, DO

Vishal Rekhala, DO

Vishal P. Rekhala, D.O. is Board Certified physical medicine and rehab and is double fellowship trained in interventional pain and palliative care, as well as certified in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
He completed his undergraduate education at Villanova University, and then went on to pursue his medical degree at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rekhala completed his residency training at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and fellowship in palliative medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Rekhala did his interventional pain/musculoskeletal medicine with a focus on regenerative medicine at Rutgers/UMDNJ.

Performed Spinal injections include: lumbar and cervical epidural steroid injections, lumbar and cervical facet joint injection and radiofrequency ablation procedures, sacroiliac joint injection, spinal cord stimulator trials, peripheral joint injection, peripheral nerve hydrodissection, ultrasound guided office based injection, regenerative medicine injection (PRP and Stem Cells)

Stephen Lebitsch, FNP

Stephen Lebitsch, FNP

Steve earned his Master of Science degree as a Nurse Practitioner from Pace University. He specializes in Pain Management and works with our pain management physicians and spine surgeons. Steve is a affiliate member of the North American Spine Society

Conditions

Neck and back pain can be unbearable. The Spine Institute is dedicated to helping you learn more about common neck and back conditions.

Treatment

The Spine Institute offers a full spectrum of non-surgical and surgical treatment.

Commonly Asked Questions

Many patients have questions about their neck and back problems. The Spine Team gathered commonly asked questions and answered them for you.

The Spine Team

OADC is fortunate to have five of the finest spine specialists right here. Our Spine Team is highly trained in the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for the treatment of spine disorders.