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Welcome to the Commonwealth Spine Center, a division of Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers.
Excellence in Spinal Care & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
7388 Turfway Rd.
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 301-BONE (2663)
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Raj V. Kakarlapudi, M.D.
Dr. Raj V. Kakarlapudi completed his pre-medicine requirements at Creighton University, and went on to earn his M.D. from the School of Medicine at Creighton University. In 2004, he was awarded the William J. Albano Award for outstanding research activity. After completing medical school in 2004, he was accepted into the accredited orthopaedic surgery residency program at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Kakarlapudi did a spine fellowship at Indiana Orthopedic Hospital, also known as OrthoIndy Spine. At OrthoIndy, Dr. Kakarlapudi was trained in the latest percutaneous and minimally invasive spine surgery procedures, along with image quided spine navigation for spine surgery. He joined Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers' Spine Division in September 2010 and is currently medical director of the Spine Center at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Florence.
Dr. Kakarlapudi has successfully completed his Orthopaedic Board Part I and his United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps I, II and III. He is licensed to practice medicine in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
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