Orthopaedic Surgeon in Crown Point, Indiana (IN)

Donald W. Kucharzyk DO

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • The Orthopaedic, Pediatric and Spine Institute
    11360 Broadway
    Crown Point, Indiana, 46307 - United States
    Phone: 219-662-2279
    Fax: 219-662-2123

About Our Practice

Our practice involves the non-operative and operative treatment of all aspects of spinal abnormalities. We believe in the non-operative approach to the treatment of spine conditions reserving operative intervention for those having failed all asoects of conservative care. Non-operative approaches include medications, epidurals, physical therapy, and the VAX-D and DRS programs for the non-operative treatment of dics disease. With this philosophy we have an average of 85% success in treating patients without surgery. Surgical intervention includes IDET, Microscopic Endoscopic Discectomy, Laminectomy, Interbody Fusions, Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation. Children's spinal deformities are also treated and with a board certified and fellowship trained pediatric orthopaedic and spinal deformity surgeon all asoects from congenital to scoliosis to sports related back injuries in children can be treated, again first non-operative then if needed operatively. We also have published numerous articles on new technology and emerging technologies such as direct current bone graft stimulation to enhance fusion, alternative bone graft substitutes in posterolateral fusion, minimally invasive spine fusion technologies and its role to enhance return to work and improved functionality
We are also an internationally recognized and nationally recognized leader in minimally invasive spine fusion surgery and performing all aspects of fusion
surgery thru a minimally invasive approach which our results reveal equivalent fusion rates to the open approach but a sooner and quicker return to work and functional actiivities of life. Our physicians have lectured and operated in over 14 countries in Europe and 4 countries in South America and 4 countries in Asia

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • North American Spine Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • St. Mary's Hobart, Indiana
  • St. Anthony's Crown Point, Indiana
  • Pinnacle Hospital Crown Point, Indiana
  • Franciscan Hospital Munster Indiana
University Affiliations
  • Indiana University IUPUI Campus
  • Midwestern University Downers Grove Illinois
Languages spoken at this practice
  • Spanish
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