Consultation of a Physician

 

Our physicians provide face-to-face and long-distance consultations via e-mail and regular mail. They do not conduct phone consultations.

 

BOOKING A CONSULTATION

 

You can schedule your appointment with a physician by calling the Clinic phone numbers on workdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For a spinal surgeon’s consultation you will need to provide ready MRI images of the problem part of the spine.

 

DISTANCE CONSULTATIONS

 

The Clinic provides free long-distance consultations via e-mail info@orthospine.ru and regular mail.

To receive a distance consultation, please observe the following requirements while sending your message.

 

In your e-mail message, please indicate the subject as "Consultation Name" where "Name" is the patient’s name. You can also select a read notification option in your e-mail client or e-mail system web interface.

 

Consultations on spine diseases are conducted by a Neurosurgeon, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Igor A. Borschenko (spine@orthospine.ru) and an Orthopedic Vertebrologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Vladimir V. Golubev (golubeff@orthospine.ru).

 

Orthopedics consultations: joint diseases and traumatic injuries, hand and foot injuries and diseases, joint replacement are conducted by an Orthopedic Traumatologist, Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Valeriy G. Golubev and an Orthopedic Vertebrologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Vladimir V. Golubev (golubeff@orthospine.ru).

 

Consultations on arthroscopic surgeries in knee and shoulder joints are conducted by an Orthopedic Traumatologist of the Highest Category, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Mikhail P. Lisitsyn (lissitsyn@orthospine.ru).

 

Long-distance consultations of a Rheumatologist are not available.

 

The maximum size of an e-mail message in our system is 30 Mb. Your mail system also has a total message size limit which you can find out from the help section of your mail system or from its technical support service. If the size of your message exceeds the limit, you can create a multi-volume archive and send it in a series of messages, one volume per message. You can also send images of CDs to an Internet file storage and exchange service and send us links to these files by e-mail. However, it is important to remember that opportunities to download files located in these sites are limited by file exchange services themselves.

 
To receive a consultation on vertebral diseases, your letter must contain:

1. An MRI image (a film or a CD if using regular mail, or a digital image of the film or an image of the CD if using e-mail) made up to six months ago. Mandatory.

2. A neurologist's conclusion about the patients’ neurological status.

3. Discharge forms from healthcare institutions determining previously administered medical treatment.

4. A description of complaints in a free-form style. Mandatory.

5. A list of questions to a physician. Mandatory. A physician will answer your questions.

 

To receive a consultation on joint diseases, your letter must contain:

1. An MRI image (a film or a CD if using regular mail, or a digital image of the film or an image of the CD if using e-mail) made up to six months ago. Mandatory.

2. Radiographs and/or CT images, ultrasonic examination findings in the diseased joint.

3. Discharge forms from healthcare institutions determining previously administered medical treatment.

4. A description of complaints in a free-form style. Mandatory.

5. A list of questions to a physician. Mandatory. A physician will answer your questions.

 

A reply will be sent to your return address. The original images and other documents provided will be enclosed. An outcome of a distance consultation is a preliminary decision about the treatment needed. The final decision is taken after a face-to-face consultation.

 

Preparing an MRI image for emailing

 

If you would like to have an e-mail consultation and your MRI image is only available on film, it should be copied in a digital format. For that, you could use a scanner with an adaptor for scanning transparent originals, or a digital camera and a negatoscope.

 

If your MRI image was recorded on a CD, you should create an image of this CD, archive it and send to a physician’s e-mail address. If the CD with your MRI image does not contain a viewer, you should not send an image of such a CD. Instead, please send a digital image obtained from the film.

 

You can receive a technical consultation from the Orthospine Clinic System Administrator by calling the Clinic phone number. The contact information is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Specialists conducting reception

Andrey Baskov

Andrey Baskov

Director of Orthospine Clinic, neurosurgeon, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor

Fields:

  • Surgical and conservative treatment of spine disorders
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery of spinal stenosis
  • Stabilizing spine surgery, including minimally invasive stabilization
  • Surgical treatment of spondylolisthesis
  • Surgical treatment of spine and spinal cord injuries
  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Conservative treatment of chronic pain syndromes
  • Long distance consultations
Igor Borshchenko

Igor Borshchenko

Neurosurgeon, Doctor of Medical Sciences

Degree and Position:

Surgical treatment of the pain syndrome in spinal osteochondrosis and other degenerative spine diseases

Fields:

  • Surgical and conservative treatment of spine disorders
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery of spinal stenosis
  • Хирургическое лечение болевого синдрома при остеохондрозе позвоночника и других дегенеративных поражениях позвоночника
  • Surgical treatment of osteoporosis outcomes, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty
  • Stabilizing spine surgery, including minimally invasive stabilization
  • Surgical treatment of spondylolisthesis
  • Surgical treatment of spine and spinal cord injuries
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Conservative treatment of chronic pain syndromes
  • Tissue engineering of intervertebral discs
  • Conservative treatment of chronic pain syndromes
  • Therapeutic blockade under X-ray guidance
  • Long distance consultations
  • Regenerative medicine
  • PRP therapy
  • Surgery treatment of tunnel syndromes
Mikhail Lisitsyn

Mikhail Lisitsyn

Orthopedic traumatologist

Fields:

  • Traumatology and orthopedics
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Surgical and conservative treatment of traumatic injuries
  • Long distance consultations
  • Treatment of joint diseases
  • PRP therapy
Vladimir Golubev

Vladimir Golubev

Spinal neurosurgeon, orthopedic traumatologist

Fields:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Surgical and conservative treatment of spine disorders
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery of spinal stenosis
  • Хирургическое лечение болевого синдрома при остеохондрозе позвоночника и других дегенеративных поражениях позвоночника
  • Surgical treatment of osteoporosis outcomes, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty
  • Stabilizing spine surgery, including minimally invasive stabilization
  • Surgical treatment of spine and spinal cord injuries
  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Conservative treatment of chronic pain syndromes
  • Traumatology and orthopedics
  • Surgical and conservative treatment of traumatic injuries
  • Therapeutic blockade under X-ray guidance
  • Stabilizing spine surgery, including minimally invasive stabilization
  • Long distance consultations
  • Treatment of degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system (arthrosis, synovitis, bursitis, etc.)
  • Treatment of joint diseases
  • PRP therapy
  • Surgery treatment of tunnel syndromes