3505 Richville Road
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 366-1144
Board-Certified Spine Surgeon
One of Vermont’s most innovative spine surgeons, Dr. Robbins moved to Bennington in 1988. He specializes in minimally invasive back surgery and regularly teaches new techniques for spine surgery at clinics around the country.
His medical degree was received at Howard University, followed by his internship completed at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Dr. Robbins’ residency was finished at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City. He received his fellowship training at the University of Hong Kong in Spine and Pediatric Surgery.
Dr. Robbins is on staff at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center as well as North Adams Regional Hospital in North Adams, Massachusetts. He is certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1990, with re-certification in 2000 and 2010.
Dr. Robbins is affiliated with the following professional groups:
Dr. Robbins has published several articles as well as presented presentations on the subject of orthopaedics. He currently travels around the country teaching minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Rob Giering is board-certified in both Physical Medicine and Pain Management which is recognized nationally to be an ideal specialty combination for non-surgical care of spine problems. Dr. Giering's fellowship-training in Pain Management, is the highest level of medical training in the U.S. and was completed at one of the nations’ top-ranked Pain Management fellowship programs.
At Taconic Spine, Dr. Giering specializes in developing non-surgical treatment options for back and neck pain patients, including the use of customized spine therapy techniques and spinal injections that relieve inflammation around nerve roots. These injections enable many patients to resolve their symptoms without the need for surgery.
Dr. Giering attended Colgate University and Dartmouth College, completing degrees in Physics (B.A.), Electrical Engineering (B.S.) and Biomedical Engineering (M.S.). After these first degrees, he continued as a Research Associate Engineer at the Dartmouth Medical School, where he first published his research, and oversaw the development of digital and analog devices for their use in clinical trials. He continued on to medical school and received his medical degree (M.D.) in 1999 from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY.
Dr. Giering was a Resident and a Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia Medical Center from 2000 through 2003. Dr. Giering then completed his Fellowship in Pain Management in June 2004 at the University of Virginia Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology. He achieved board certification in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in 2004 and in Pain Management in 2005.
Prior to coming to Taconic Spine, Dr. Giering practiced for seven years in central Vermont and ran a multidisciplinary chronic pain management program at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, VT. Using national best practice guidelines, he focused on the development of a health care delivery approach designed to maximize functional outcomes in patients with chronic pain. He authored clinical practice guidelines for that program, using an evidence-based literature review and provided leadership oversight and directed activities of the program.
Dr. Giering has been on the medical staff in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, VT. He also practices on the campus of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont. Dr. Giering uses a multidisciplinary bio-psycho-social approach to treat patients with a spectrum of painful acute and chronic medical conditions.
He has been a fellow member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2000, a fellow member of the American Pain Society since 2003, and a member of the Vermont Medical Society since 2009. He has published book chapters and numerous scholarly articles/abstracts. He has presented invited lectures at national meetings, and holds a U.S. patent.
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