Spine Surgery

Prairie Spine & Pain Institute

7620 North University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
Hours of Operation
  • Monday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM

Expert Spine Care, One Patient at a Time

At Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, we pride ourselves on treating our patients with the expert spine care and personal attention they deserve. Because each person who entrusts themselves to our care is unique, so must be their treatment path.

PSPI fosters optimal spine care through research, advocacy and ethical practice.

Expert Spine Care

The spine is a remarkable and complex structure. As such, we limit our practice to the treatment of spinal disorders and constantly seek opportunities to advance patient care through participation in research and education. In fact, Dr. Richard Kube has dedicated himself to advancing innovative minimally invasive spine treatments and has participated in over 20 presentations to global spinal specialty societies.

But Dr. Kube does not work alone. He has built a collaborative team of ancillary spine providers and specialists to manage the diverse, comprehensive needs for effective patient care.

One Patient at a Time

Timing of care is critical to maximizing patient outcomes. Each patient in our practice receives a customized plan for their treatment and rehabilitation with a focus on optimal outcomes and accessibility. All of the resources we need for your care, including diagnostic scans, a first-rate surgery center and physical therapy facilities, are all located in the same building as our office. When more complex care is required, SPSI has privileges at the leading hospitals in the region.

Make the call today

Patients have a choice when it comes to choosing a spine specialist. Just call (309) 691-7774 and we’ll start the intake process—to put you on the path that leads back to your normal routine.

We are proud to provide our patients with a comprehensive level of spine care by combining surgical innovations with state of the art spine technology in a truly world-class environment.

All patients are treated with compassion, respect, experience and expertise
  • Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
  • Specializing in disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine

  • Motion preservation technology
  • Performed Peoria’s first cervical disc replacement
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery for failed backs and deformity

Non-Fusion Advancements
  • Flexible Rod Stabilization Systems
  • Cervical and Lumbar Artificial Discs
  • Lumbar Nerve Decompressions
  • Non-Operative Spine Care

Approximately 80% of people with chronic back pain will improve with conservative treatment. However, the remaining 20% of back pain sufferers will continue to have pain and/or problems for more than two months after the injury.

The Prairie Spine & Pain specializes in servicing these patients.

Goals of Prairie Spine and Pain
  • Improve quality of life
  • Return to regular daily activities and/or work activities
  • Increase physical strength, stamina and flexibility
  • Reduce use of pain medications

Patient & Physician Collaboration
We believe that medical care should be a collaborative effort between you and the treatment team. We make every effort to understand your needs and make sure you understand your diagnosis, treatment options and potential outcomes.

Better Care through Research and Education
Dr. Kube drives new advances in the field of spine surgery by participating in numerous Clinical Research Studies and by instructing future surgeons at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. His dedication to collecting and analyzing patient outcomes ensures that you get the right care, as soon as possible.

Peoria Day Surgery Center: An Ideal Patient Setting
Our most important mission is your comfort and quality of care. To make the entire experience as comfortable and convenient as possible, our office is located in the Peoria Day Surgery Center (PDSC).

The surgery center provides high-quality care to patients, along with the latest technological advances. PDSC’s patient satisfaction score of 99% is a result of their dedication to quality. In the home-like atmosphere of the Recovery Care Center, patients can comfortably spend one to two nights following their surgical procedure.

Appointments and Admission Criteria
To make appointments to the Prairie Spine & Pain Institute call 309-691-7774. After an appointment is scheduled, new patients will receive a packet of orientation materials that includes a patient questionnaire and instructions.

Initial Visit
Our staff will work with you to obtain the pertinent medical records prior to your initial visit. The patient and referring physician is requested to bring/send the following to the initial visit to Prairie Spine & Pain:
  • Past medical records (physician office and hospital)
  • X-rays, CT scans or MRI scans and reports
  • Results of previous tests or treatments (EMG, physical therapy, etc.)
  • List of medications (prescribed and complementary medications)
  • Any brace or support prescribed
  • Completed patient questionnaire

Payment for Services
Some health insurance plans may require prior approval before an appointment at Prairie Spine & Pain may be made. Bills will be sent to the insurance company from Prairie Spine & Pain as well as separate bills from the physicians and other health care professionals involved in the patient’s case. For assistance with your insurance questions, contact our billing department at (309) 691-6225.

Dr. Richard Kube on Back Pain & Surgery Options

Dr. Richard Kube on Chronic Back & Neck Pain Treatments
Dr. Richard Kube on Non-invasive Back Pain Advances
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