The Providers

Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, M.D.

kai_lewandrowskiDr. Lewandrowski, MD was born and raised in Berlin Germany. He received his medical degree from Humboldt University in Berlin Germany in 1994. His internships were completed at Ruhr University in Germany, Boston University, and he completed his residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program at Mass General Hospital, Brigham & Womens, Children’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Lewandrowski went on to complete a combined orthopaedic and neurosurgical fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Lewandrowski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Board of Spine Surgery.

Dr. Lewandrowksi currently is in private practice at the Center For Advanced Spinal Surgery of Southern Arizona in Tucson. He has authored 61 papers, 30 book chapters, multiple posters, presentations and edited 12 text books. He holds multiple patents. In his practice in Tucson, he focuses on improving clinical outcomes while minimizing the impact of spinal surgery. Dr. Lewandrowski is married and has two young children. In his spare time, he loves to travel, he speaks 7 languages, and has multiple hobbies including cooking, photography, piano, and outdoor activities.  For more specific information about Dr. Lewandrowski, click here.

 

Sue Weekley, N.P., RNFA

sueNative of Jefferson, Iowa, Sue is our clinical nurse and surgical first assistantant. Sue brings a wealth of clinical nursing experience to the table. She has been working as a flight nurse for 23 years and has an extensive background in criticial nursing care of surgcal patients. Following her career as a flight nurse, she worked in the operating room on the heart team at University Medical Center in Tucson for 10 years until she joined Dr. Lewandrowski at the Center for Advanced Spinal Surgery of Southern Arizona.

Sue will assist you throughout the entire clinical process at the office, surgery center, and hospital. She is responsible for preparing patient intake information. She will take your vital signs during your visit, and will assist in history taking, physical examinations, small in-office procedures, and last but not least with your surgery. This comprehensive clinical work up and surgical treatment process between office, surgery center and hospital is integral to making sure that you will not only meet familiar faces in all places, but assures continued flow of clinical information to make your overall experience during your surgical treatment period more satisfying.

Sue is also in charge of following patients postoperatively, along with Dr. Lewandrowski. You should expect a phone call from Sue within 24 hours of your discharge from the hospital or surgery center, and prior to your first follow-up visit in the office two weeks after your surgery. You should address any clinical, and non-clinical questions as well as request for prescription refills to both Sue and Dr. Lewandrowski.

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