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Mon - Thu: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fri: 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
We are closed
Saturday and Sunday.
Closed on the following Holidays:
Christmas Day
New Years Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Nevada Day
Thanksgiving day and the day after
'Surgeon Scorecard' measures Docs by complications!
"Surgeons around the country are now scored against their peers in a new statistic developed by a non profit news organization that goes beyond hospital level data" USA Today
Sierra Regional Spine Institutes Phelps Kip, MD has the lowest rate of complication for Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Posterior Column and Approach!
Serving Reno, Tahoe, Carson City, Northern Nevada,
and Northern California!

Expert Surgical and Non-Surgical Spine Care and Treatment for Back and Neck Pain

The Sierra Regional Spine Institute physicians have pioneered the multidisciplinary team approach to spinal treatments, putting together a caring and professional medical group that includes nationally recognized Spinal Surgeons, Spinal Rehabilitation Specialists, Physiatrists (physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation), Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers.  
You’ll also find that the physicians here believe in using conservative care including chiropractic support where indicated, as well as minimally invasive out-patient surgical treatment. For post-treatment care, you’ll be invited to participate in our HealthStyles™ program, an affordable, ongoing fitness and spinal wellness program. We’ll send you on your way to activity and health with good back care practices.
Leaders in Spinal Care, Back Health and the Latest Spinal Surgery Technology

Often, Sierra Regional Spine is referred to by the local medical community as the “Doctor’s Doctors” because over the years many physicians have come to SRSI for care of themselves or their family members. Sierra Regional Spine Institute’s surgeons are at the forefront of spine surgery technology. We have a unique reputation for being both conservative (performing surgery as the last option, not the first), as well as being leaders in advanced surgical and non-surgical spine technology.

James Rappaport, MD, founder of Sierra Regional Spine Institute  moved from Stanford University Hospital and implemented the first outpatient microsurgery spine program in Reno over 25 years ago . Our medical Campus provides access to a state-of-the-art surgical center which provides the absolute best in spinal care, safety and patient comfort.  Minimally invasive procedures like micro-discectomies performed at Quail Surgery Center continue today to be excellent options for patients needing spine surgery.  Out-patient surgery centers like Quail have proven track records of helping surgeons maintain superior outcomes while keeping infection rates far below those of in-patient hospitals.

Should surgery be required, Sierra Regional Spine Institute offers our PreHab™ program. With our PreHab™ program we'll explain what to expect. More importantly we'll show them the "Do's and Don't's" of getting around post surgery. Read more about it in our "Physical Therapy" section.

 Our minimally invasive procedures such as Coflex®, Kyphoplasty, and microsurgery, including discectomy and microdiscectomy, are all performed at Quail Surgery Center, located on campus with Sierra Regional Spine Institute.

Our U.S.-trained physicians also perform artificial disc replacements. Our physicians believe the future of spinal health is restoration of anatomy and function through motion – using artificial discs to replace spinal fusion. The Sierra Regional Spine Institute always uses the latest in Spine Technology.

U.S. Ski Team Physicians, National Leaders in Spine Surgery and Non-Surgical Spine Therapy

Dr. Kip and Dr. Rappaport have been official U.S. Ski Team physicians since the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan. Both physicians have worked extensively with sports and skiing-related spinal and back injuries.

Sierra Regional Spine Institute surgeons are exceptional in Northern Nevada for their university affiliations. Dr. Rappaport, a Stanford University alumnus, frequently lectures nationally and internationally.

This and other university affiliations put Sierra Regional Spine Institute surgeons at the forefront of medical advances and gives them the opportunity to present their own clinical research,

Additionally, Sierra Regional Spine Institute surgeons  and physiatrists are volunteer clinical professors for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Family Practice Program as well as the University's Sports Medicine Fellowship program.

The doctors at Sierra Regional Spine Institute bring the best of the nation’s surgical and non-surgical advances to the Northern Nevada Community.  Their skills and expertise also draw patients from Northern California, Utah, and beyond.


Sierra Regional Spine Institute is proud to help sponsor Achieve Tahoe!
Achieve Tahoe has continued its rehabilitation orientation and remains dedicated to the belief that sports are a vital part of the process in which individuals with disabilities gain self-confidence, mobility, and greater independence.  Their programs promote education, socialization and employment. They help turn tragedy into triumph by instilling in participants the knowledge that it's not their disabilities, but their abilities that count.  For more information, please check out their website at
Our Mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence.

Call Us Today At ♦ (775) 828-2873

Sierra Regional Spine Institute

6630A South McCarran Blvd., #4
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 828-CURE (2873)
(775) 448-9405


SRSI Doctors
Allied Healthcare Professionals:                      
Casey Dye, APN
Todd Stack, PA-C
Justin Starling, PA-C
Beate McGhee, APRN

Treatments For:
    Herniated Disc
    Neurological Injury
    Spinal Injury
    Spinal Fractures
    Pain (Spinal Origin)
    Spinal Degeneration

I want to thank each and every one for their moral support, exceptional team work and the outstanding medical care I received.”
L. Silverman, Reno NV

"I had lived long enough with my left knee pain. At times the pain was so unbearable that I literally cried. I had to use a cane, walker, and a wheelchair to get around. We Googled and decided to see Dr. James H Olson of Sierra Regional Spine Institute of Reno Nevada. The way we were checked in, Doctor's Medical Assistant Lori Begbie's explanation of what to expect, the procedure and making us feel welcome gave us a hint that we were in the right place.
Dr. James Olson's initial consultation took all my fears away. He explained in detail with charts and information notes about total knee replacement. How the surgery will be done. Preparation before the surgery. Therapy after the surgery and my responsibility and the importance of doing proper leg exercises daily afterward.
My heartiest thanks to Dr. Olson for the perfect surgery he had performed. If it was not for him, I would still be in my wheelchair and struggling with the knee pain."
Thank you, Bharti Desai  

"I now have another chance to live an active life! Thank you all. There are no words to express what this means to me. The Sierra Regional Spine Institute is the best. Thanks for having MY back!"
P. Orr-Fua

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