Sacred Heart Hosts an Evening with the Spine Expert Dr. Kornelis Poelstra

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September 20, 2018
Sacred Heart Hosts an Evening with the Spine Expert Dr. Kornelis Poelstra Oct. 4

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host an “Evening with the Spine Expert” event presenting the newest technology in spine health and robotic-assisted spinal surgery on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Flemings restaurant in Miramar Beach.
World renowned orthopedic and neurological spine surgeon, Kornelis Poelstra, MD, PhD, will lead the presentation. Dr. Poelstra is the founder of The Spine Center of Excellence at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and is the world's most experienced expert in robotic-assisted, spinal surgery, performing more than 600 complex procedures.
Guests will learn about the latest advancements in robotic spine surgery technology and how these significant improvements translate to the patient in smaller incisions, reduction of post-operative pain, minimal muscle retraction, and therefore faster recovery. After the presentation, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the team from The Spine Center of Excellence.
The Spine Center program at Sacred Heart features a multidisciplinary team of board certified orthopedic spine surgeons, nurses, social workers, and physical and occupational therapists who offer each patient a highly individualized treatment plan to help patients return to a higher quality of life. Common diseases and conditions of the spine include back or neck pain, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, dislocations and fractures, osteoporosis, scoliosis, stenosis, tumors, cysts, and more.
Flemings is located at 600 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach, FL 32550. Seating for this free event is limited and reservations are required. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
To register please call (850) 278-3600 or (877) 416-1620.

About Sacred Heart Health System
In Florida, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health based in Pensacola and St. Vincent’s HealthCare based in Jacksonville.  Together, Ascension operates seven hospitals and more than 100 other sites of care, and they employ nearly 10,000 associates. Across the region, Sacred Heart and St. Vincent’s have served North Florida communities for more than 145 years. In fiscal year 2017, they provided $168 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Ascension ( is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Sacred Heart Health System, visit