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Dr. Robert K. Silbert


Our Medical Director, Robert K. Silbert, M.D., a Board Certified Physiatrist, trained at the University of California, Irvine, has been in private practice in rehabilitation medicine since 1974. He has been the Director of the Spinal Rehabilitation Service at Methodist Hospital and Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. He strives to provide his patients with successful treatments by utilizing conservative as well as innovative solutions. Dr Silbert served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon from July 1969 to June 1971 during the Vietnam Conflict. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain.

He has been doing spinal injections since 1978. Dr. Silbert’s special area of interest is Regenerative Medicine. He was one of the first in the Midwest to inject Chondroitin and Glucosamine into the intervertebral discs. More recently, he was the first to perform a PRP injection (Platelet Rich Plasma) and adipose-derived Stem Cells into the discs, and has been the Lead Investigator in an IRB (Industrial Review Board) study on the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, and also formally trained in the treatment of degenerative disc disease utilizing Stem Cell Therapy Injections.

In addition to the Regenerative Medicine, he does offer the full gamut of fluoroscopically-guided procedures, including vertebroplasty, radio-frequency denervation, discography and disc injections for the diagnosis and treatment of discogenic pain, epidural steroids, selective nerve root blocks, facet joint injections, and trials for spinal-cord stimulation.

In addition to the spinal procedures, he does peripheral joint injections with steroids and non-steroidal solutions, platelet rich plasma and stem cells. He also does soft-tissue treatments including Proliferative Therapy and Regenerative Injection Therapy (platelet rich plasma injections and stem cell transplants).

As a carryover from his role as Medical Director at the hospitals, he works closely with allied health professionals, such as physical therapy and psychology, and offers pain management modalities, such as the use of short and long-acting opioid therapy.

He has been a long-standing member of the local and state medical associations, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine and the Spinal Intervention Society.

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Phone: 317-290-2000


6640 Parkdale Place,
Suite R Indianapolis, IN 46254