Meet Our Doctors

Momentum Spine and Joint is committed to treating your pain with the care you deserve. Our highly-skilled team members have extensive training in the specialized care of pain problems using traditional pain management techniques to advanced interventional procedures.
 

Kenneth Choi, M.D.

Double Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Kenneth Choi received his ACGME accredited fellowship in Pain Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a board certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Choi completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Toledo, where he underwent extensive training in regional anesthesiology and ultrasound guided nerve blocks, far exceeding the requirements of an ACGME equivalent program. He went on to further develop his interventional skills during his pain medicine fellowship.

Pain is not just a physical condition, but also emotional, functional, and psychological. Dr. Choi believes in individually diagnosing the cause of the pain, educating patients to better understand their options, and treating pain using the best therapies available.

Dr. Choi’s areas of interest include interventional pain management including fluoroscopy-guided injections, neuromodulation such as spinal cord stimulation, as well as new and emerging treatments for pain. He is a contributing author in a reference textbook used in Pain Medicine.

Dr. Choi’s hobbies include golfing, skiing, reading, and spending time with his wife and son. He also volunteers at his church and attends charitable events.

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Paul Saadi, M.D.

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Paul Saadi is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and continued his medical education at the University of Maryland where he completed both an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Saadi’s techniques focus on using computer assistance and robotics to more accurately align and position joint replacement implants through minimally invasive exposures. Additionally, he uses computer assisted surgery technology for increased accuracy, efficiency and safety in spinal operations, which helps to minimize surgical exposure/trauma and to improve recovery time.

For close to a decade, Dr. Saadi has also been an active member of a design team that is culminating the development (and recent FDA approval) of the first 3D planning and live comprehensive total shoulder computer navigation system in the world.

His specialties include, but are not limited to, total and partial knee resurfacing, total hip replacement, and total and reverse shoulder replacement. Aside from being a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, he is also affiliated with the Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Society.

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C. Terrell Cummings, M.D.

Interventional Spine
*Starting August, 2018

Dr. C. Terrell Cummings is a native of Tallahassee, Florida. After receiving his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Florida, he matriculated to Harvard Medical School where he earned his M.D. degree. He completed his internship in general surgery from Washington University in St. Louis and transitioned into the field of anesthesiology, completing his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Cummings joins Momentum after completion of his fellowship training in interventional pain management at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

His clinical interest includes the use of fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided techniques to target pain as well as pharmacologic management of pain syndromes. He has affiliations with the North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine as well as the American Society of Anesthesiology. He has also been an active member of the National Medical Association with efforts to increase minority retention in medical schools in Texas.

In his free time, Dr. Cummings enjoys spending time with family, attending sporting events, concerts and theatrical productions. He is an active member of his church and regularly volunteers with various community organizations in his free time.

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Ned Urbiztondo, M.D.

Interventional Spine
*Starting June, 2018

Dr. Ned Urbiztondo was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in San Diego, California. He completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University with a double major in Biology and Economics, later acquiring a Master’s Degree at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He then earned his M.D. at The Chicago Medical School followed by a Surgical Internship at Yale University and a Residency in Anesthesiology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Dr. Urbiztondo first began his private practice career as a Staff Anesthesiologist in Upstate NY. Following which, he returned to SUNY Upstate Medical University to complete an Interventional Pain Management Fellowship, graduating as Chief Fellow. After completing two successful years as a senior partner at a thriving private pain practice in New York, Dr. Urbiztondo is excited to be part of Momentum Spine & Joint.

To date, Dr. Urbiztondo is licensed to practice Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management in TX, NY, and IL. He is a published author in numerous journals/textbooks, an active member of multiple medical societies, and has served as a keynote speaker at various medical conferences and societal meetings.

He is dedicated to helping his patients overcome their acute/chronic pain through a multi-modal approach that utilizes balanced medication management alongside minimally invasive injections, implants, and surgeries. His expertise includes fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided injections, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulator implantation, intrathecal pump placement, and regenerative medicine therapy (stem cells / PRP). Dr. Urbiztondo applies a science-based approach to every patient’s treatment plan and incorporates innovation alongside safe and reliable techniques.

In his spare time, Dr. Urbiztondo is an avid runner, aspiring gastronome, and international traveler. When he’s not working, he enjoys exploring the globe as well as providing volunteer medical services in underserved countries.