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Dr phillip lucas, spine surgeon, rhode island, rhode island spine surgery, rhode island spine surgeonPhillip Lucas, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Board-Certifed Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon
Clinical Associate Professor

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Phillip Lucas, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Board-Certifed Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon
Clinical Associate Professor


Phillip R. Lucas, M.D., is a specialist in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Lucas completed fellowship-training in spine surgery with Dr. John Kostuik at the University of Toronto. The majority of his patients suffer from pain and disorders involving the neck and lower back. Spinal disorders may include a variety of problems, from pain to severe injuries and deformities. State-of-the-art surgical and minimally invasive procedures are employed, combined with a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Treatment involves a thorough evaluation, followed by development of a definitive plan, specific for each patient. The goal is returning to an active and healthy life.


Dudley Street
2 Dudley St.
Providence, RI

Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Ave.
East Providence, RI

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the New England Orthopaedic Society, the New England Spine Society, the Scoliosis Research Society
  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1979
  • Serves as an examiner on the Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Steven Propatier, NP
Nonoperative Spine Care

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  • Spine
    • The Spine Center are referred back and neck pain patients across the New England States.
  • Hand & Wrist
    • The Hand & Wrist center deals with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems.
  • Joint Replacement
    • The Joint Replacement Center provides the most modern treatment options for knee, hip, and shoulder replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
    • The Pediatric Orthopedic Center consist of three surgeons who specialize in the care of children.
  • Foot & Ankle
    • The Foot & Ankle Center involves clinical teams that specialize in foot and ankle surgery.
  • Shoulder & Elbow
    • The Shoulder & Elbow Center includes orthopedic surgeons and therapists who specialize in shoulder and elbow.
  • Sports Medicine
    • The Sports Medicine Center helps those with sports-related injuries recover quickly to return to activity.
  • Trauma & Fracture
    • The Trauma & Facture center works closesly together with Rhode Island Hospital's trauma specialists to identify injuries.
  • Oncology
    • Our orthopedic oncology center includes the expertise of a specialist in oncology and reconstructive surgery.
  • Cartilage Repair Center
    Cartilage Repair
    • The Cartilage Repair Center offers state-of-the-art treatment of joint cartilage lesions
  • Orthodirect for sprains, fractures, work accidents, sports injuries
    Ortho Direct
    • Ortho Direct treats patients with urgent orthopedic needs from sprains, fractures, work accidents & sports injuries.
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  • Back to Life Journal
    • Subscribe to our Back to Life Journal to read information on the latest advances on joint replacement, sports medicine, orthopedic problems and back and neck pain.
Home Remedy Book
  • Home Remedy Book
    • Have back or neck pain? Learn what causes symptoms and the home remedies that relieve pain. University Orthopedics mails out Home Remedy Books to residents throughout the New England area.
About Us

University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, is a regional referral center for patients with back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics utilizes fellowship-trained, sub-specialized physicians to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.