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Dominic Thomas Kleinhenz, MD

Dominic Thomas Kleinhenz, M.D., orthopedic surgeon rhode islandDominic Thomas Kleinhenz, M.D.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Spine

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-457-1595

Biography:

Dominic Thomas Kleinhenz, M.D. is a spine surgeon who specializes in a wide range of spinal conditions. Dr. Kleinhenz treats patients with neck and back problems. His practice focuses on patients who suffer from disc herniation, degenerative cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disease, spine trauma, and spine deformity.

Dr. Kleinhenz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, graduating summa cum laude. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine with Honors. He completed an Orthopedic Surgery residency at Brown University and Rhode Island/Miriam Hospitals.

Dr. Kleinhenz completed Spine Surgery fellowship at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. He is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Offices:

Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914

East Greenwich
1598 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Westerly
45 Wells Steet, Suite 204
Westerly, RI 02891

Disclosures:

AAOS Record of Disclosures

Medical Degree:

University of Florida College of Medicine

Residency:

Brown University and Rhode Island/Miriam Hospitals

Meet Adult Spine Surgeon Dr. Dominic Kleinhenz

Dominic Thomas Kleinhenz, M.D. is a spine surgeon who specializes in a wide range of spinal conditions. Dr. Kleinhenz treats patients with neck and back problems. His practice focuses on patients who suffer from disc herniation, degenerative cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disease, spine trauma, and spine deformity.

 

My Assistant

KaileyKailey E. Lyford, PA-C

Kailey E. Lyford, PA-C is a physician assistant (PA) who specializes in spine disorders and works with Mark A. Palumbo, MD and Alan H. Daniels, MD. She spends her time both in the office seeing patients as well as assisting in the operating room alongside Dr. Palumbo and Dr. Daniels.

Kailey grew up in southern Rhode Island and received her undergraduate degree in Allied Health Science at University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. She then completed her Master in Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2013 at Arcadia University in Christiana, Delaware. Kailey is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) as well as a member of Pi Alpha, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants. Kailey is also the Clinical Liaison between University Orthopedics and Bryant University’s Physician Assistant program, coordinating rotations for students at our practice and acting as one of their clinical preceptors.

Prior to moving back to Rhode Island and joining University Orthopedics in 2015, Kailey practiced pediatric orthopedics at the Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. While she spent time working in general pediatric orthopedic care, she specialized in cerebral palsy and neuromuscular conditions.


KristaKrista Szatkowski, PA-C

Krista Szatkowski is a physician assistant who specializes in spinal disorders, working with Mark Palumbo, MD and Alan Daniels, MD. Krista is involved in the many facets of care for our spine patients; seeing patients in the office as well as assisting both Dr. Palumbo and Dr. Daniels in the operating room.

Krista grew up in Rhode Island and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island in Biological Sciences and went on to earn her Masters of Science degree at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She is nationally certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Prior to joining University Orthopedics in 2016, Krista began her career in Neurosurgery focusing on spine disorders and pain management.


Lisa Dumont

Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration:
401-330-1420

Reviews

I am so lucky to have found Dr. Kleinhenz and University Orthopedics. I went to Dr. Kleinhenz for a second opinion regarding the pain in my back. I had had back surgery in 2004 and had a feeling that I needed more surgery because of the increasing level of pain I had been having over the previous year before consulting doctors/surgeons. My first contacts University Orthopedics were very impressive. I was very pleased with the professionalism of everyone I spoke to and then with the prompt follow-ups in returning my calls and scheduling my appointments. As for Dr. Kleinhenz, I could not have asked for any better doctor and surgeon. At our first appointment, he made me feel very much at ease, showed and explained to me all of my X-rays and MRI, listened to my concerns, answered any questions I had, and explained all the avenues I could take to help resolve my back issues. After surgery, Dr. Kleinhenz's and University Orthopedics' care was at the same high level as the time before surgery. Three months later, I have healed well and feel so much better. I can't thank Dr. Kleinhenz and the staff at UO enough for their care and would recommend Dr. Kleinhenz to anyone who has back/spine issues. 

Dr. Kleinhenz Comments Would Recommend

He’s a great doctor with great knowledge.

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I think Dominic Kleinhenz, Md is an amazing doctor, I m so glad I found him. hes a very caring doctor and I hope I have him forever

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I am satisfied with the treatment I’ve received with Dr. Kleinhenz and with both PAs, Kailey and Krista. 

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One of the best surgeons I ever had. 

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Very kind doctor. Takes the time you need. Excellent bedside manner. All the surgeries I’m going to need will be done by him. 

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Dr. Kleinhenz never makes me feel rushed and is always happy to answer any questions. Long time since I’ve found this in a doctor.

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Dominic Kleinhenz MD was very professional talking to me my visit 10-22-19. 

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Dr. Dominic Kleinhenz has made me feel confident and answered all my questions. 

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