How do you spend your vacation? Relaxing, maybe on a beach somewhere exotic? Well, for Dr. Steven Barna, it means traveling to Kuwait!
The Interventional Spine Physician specializes in non-surgical minimally invasive care - something not readily available to Kuwaiti citizens. That's why he was invited to Al Salam International Hospital (SIH) to work beside other physicians from around the world.
SIH contacted Dr. Barna because they want to establish an international business relationship to develop higher standard in orthopedic services.
After seeing success during annual visits of previous physicians such as Dr. Michael Hess, world renowned spine surgeon located in Munich Germany, for the past several years, the hospital decided to expand its program by adding physicians like Tampa's Barna.
The machines the doctors use are flown in from Europe. The procedures include -- vertebroplasty, radiofrequency denervation, and lumbar and cervical transforaminal injections. And while those he helps are grateful, Dr. Barna says he's the one reaping the rewards.