Meet Our Team
Dr. Weber is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of spine disorders. With a focus on minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Weber is known for his success with spinal fusions, simple and complex spinal disorders, reconstructive spinal surgery and Failed Back Surgery Syndrome patients.
Dr. Weber graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1990. After a General Surgery Internship at Johns Hopkins, he pursued Neurosurgery training at the University of Washington in Seattle, Atkinson Morley Hospital in London England and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He joined a practice in Boulder Colorado in 1996. He moved to Florida in 2000 and started Coastal Neurosurgery and Spine in 2004. He joined the Laser Spine Institute in 2012 and the Comprehensive Spine Center in 2016.
Through the understanding that no two patients are the same and do not fit into the same healing path, Dr. Weber’s passion is treating patients as individuals. His treatment philosophy is to utilize the methodology which gives the best chance of relieving symptoms and ultimately promotes the long term health and function of the spine.
After initial thorough evaluation and diagnosis, patients are provided conservative care options. Most patients respond well to these measures.
For those patients who need additional treatment, Dr. Weber specializes in minimally invasive surgical approaches. Minimally Invasive Procedures effectively treat spine problems with fewer complications and faster recovery than conventional spine surgery. For patients suffering from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Dr. Weber excels in the evaluation and treatment of chronic neck and back pain for those that may have had previous surgical interventions that failed.
To book an appointment with Dr. Weber, please contact us today.
Dr. Mohit Bansal is a native of New York City. Dr. Bansal completed his medical school training at St. George’s University School of Medicine, followed by his residency at New York Medical College, Manhattan. While in residency, he had the privilege of rotating with Dr. Scott Rodeo, Team Physician for the New York Giants.
Dr. Bansal completed his fellowship at New Mexico Orthopedics Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine, and his internship at St. Luke’s Hospital Roosevelt Hospital Center and St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center. As a fellow in New Mexico, he was one of the Team Physicians of the Albuquerque Isotopes, AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In addition, he performed exams on elite MMA fighters.
Dr. Bansal is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition, he holds a subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He has a passion for Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine related injuries, as he is also a Team Physician for the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Eckerd College Rugby.
Dr. Bansal is also passionate about advancing medical education. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the NOVA Southeastern Orthopaedic Department. Dr. Bansal is an integral part of the teaching faculty and as such keeps current with literature and implements this in his every day practice.
Dr. Bansal enjoys golfing, playing soccer, and spending time with his growing family.
Mathew Antisen was born and raised in Clearwater, FL and has been in the medical field since 2007 specializing in spine care patients. He takes pride in providing exceptional patient care and enjoys being with them on their path to recovery. He is also a certified x-ray technician and graduated from Ultimate Medical Academy in 2007. His hobbies include playing golf and cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the USF Bulls.
Amanda was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She received her Associates Degree in Applied Science with honors and Certificate of Surgical Technology in 1998. She worked as a surgical technologist in the operating room for 10 years before deciding to pursue a career as a physician assistant. Her drive to become a physician assistant was to be able to get to know her patients better, educate, and care for them before and after surgery. She completed her Bachelors in Biology from Barry University in Miami, Florida in 2005. She received her Masters in Medical Science with Honors and Bachelors in Physician Assistant with Honors from Nova Southeastern University in 2007. She has worked as a physician assistant in orthopedics and spine since graduating. She joined Comprehensive Spine Institute in March 2016 and truly enjoys spending time with patients to educate them on their conditions. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA). In her free time she enjoys going to the beach with her husband and son.
Amy has been with Comprehensive Spine Institute since January, 2016 where she coordinates our Physical Therapy Department. She is a Dunedin, Florida native and graduate of the University of South Florida. Amy has more than 20 years of experience in the physical therapy field, with an emphasis on spine conditions. She educates patients in appropriate therapeutic exercise, posture, body mechanics and ergonomics awareness to empower patients with self-management strategies. She also has an extensive background in wellness programs and is very successful in transitioning patients from the rehabilitative environment to independent home and gym programs.
Amy is passionate about “helping patients resume a healthy, active lifestyle”.
Amanda has been with us since January 2016 and is our Radiologic Technologist and Radiation Safety Officer. Originally from Syracuse, NY, she moved here in 2007 to start her medical career at Moffitt Cancer Center and attend college. Amanda graduated from Keiser University in 2012 with a degree in Radiologic Technology. Amanda takes pride in insuring that patients and staff are informed and safe during surgery and procedures and is committed to patient care and satisfaction. When she is not at work, Amanda enjoys bike riding with her boyfriend, cooking, and cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Graduated from University of South Florida in 1988 and continued on to get her nursing degree from Kettering College of Medical Arts in 1990. Cristin started her nursing career in critical care and transitioned to ambulatory surgery centers where she worked in pre-op and recovery, caring for patients in different stages of the surgical experience. In 1999 Cristin attended the Operating room training program at Tamp General Hospital and then spent 10 years there as an OR circulating nurse. After taking a small break from nursing to start her family Cristin returned to nursing in the ambulatory setting where her experience and passion lie. She joined Comprehensive Surgery Center in March 2016 as Director of Nursing.
Brandy was born and raised in the Midwest, she has been in the medical and dental field for 21 years. She has a degree in Nursing with Honors from St Petersburg College as well as a degree in Science with Honors from Mott College. She brings 10 years of experience in a variety of roles as a Registered Nurse. These roles range from training fellow nurses, patient teaching, pharmacological research, working one on one with patients as well as doctors and other staff to provide top of the line patient care. Her focus has been in ambulatory surgery specifically spine and orthopedics since 2007. Brandy was an intricate part of the opening team for an office based and an ambulatory surgery center in Scottsdale Arizona. She is passionate about her patients, colleagues as well as being a Nurse and mother.
Cibele Altemar, Physical Therapist is a graduate from the Universidade Estadual de Londrina in Brazil and has specialized in orthopedic, sports and spine physical therapy. Cibele has been practicing since 1991, the last 15 years in the Tampa Bay area, with extensive knowledge in spine related conditions. She has received specialized training in various manual therapy techniques, which allow her to develop individualized treatment approaches utilizing many different philosophies and is continuing to enhance her hands-on therapy by taking various continuing education classes.
Cibele aims to help patients achieve their optimal Spine Health with a special focus on postural awareness and patient education.
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Mr. Rhame (called Coach Will) is a prolific writer, a neurofeedback technician, professional tennis instructor and founder of various national companies. To date, he is co-founder with Dr. Ragab of Weight-Loss of Clearwater. Together they tested the Ideal Protein protocol and Coach Will lost 50 Lbs. while Dr. Ragab lost 30 Lbs. It was an easy decision to add Ideal Protein to Dr. Ragab’s practice. He combines his sports background and neurofeedback knowledge to help people of all ages make life style changes in order to successfully lose weight without losing muscle mass. His sister (Dr. Sam Rhame) also works with Ideal Protein in San Francisco. Mental, physical, and communication health is the driving force behind Coach Will.
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Danielle is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who joined our practice in May of 2017. She is originally from Moosup, CT and moved to Florida in 2007 to pursue an education in nursing. She began her healthcare career working as a Patient Care Tech while enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of South Florida. She graduated with her nursing degree in 2010 and worked as a pediatric nurse for 5 years in one of Tampa bay’s local hospitals as a member of their Float Team and Emergency Department. Through her work as a Registered Nurse she realized that she not only wanted to evaluate the patients she cared for but she wanted the ability to also treat and manage their overall health. She enrolled at the University of Tampa in their Family Nurse Practitioner program and graduated with honors in 2015 with a Master of Science degree in Nursing. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the Florida Nurse Practitioner organization. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, having fun on life’s adventures with her husband, and spoiling her fur baby rotten.
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Katherine was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated in 2003 from Concorde Career Institute in North Hollywood, CA with certification in Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy. She has spent the last 14 years of practice in Internal Medicine and Spine Care Management. Katherine took over the surgery coordinating position and does an excellent job in assisting patients with their surgical preparation and planning.
Kat’s attention to detail and excellent organization has assisted our physicians, patients and supporting hospitals to provide the best experience possible for our patients.
Katherine takes great pride in the level of care & compassion she provides to every patient she meets and her true passion is the hands-on approach with patients. “Providing respect to our patients is a major priority to me.”
At home Katherine is a loving mother to her daughter and in her my time off, she enjoys traveling/going on cruises, exploring new beaches and spending time with loving family and friends.
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Mike is a native of Florida who decided to follow his childhood dream and join the medical field in 2000. In 2005 while working in local hospitals and surgery centers as an Auto-trans fusionist he was recruited to join a startup spine surgery center in Tampa. During a 10 years career he was promoted to Lead Surgical Technician and Materials Manager. He assisted in opening 5 new surgery centers for the company. In 2015 he had the pleasure of joining Comprehensive Surgery Center as Lead Surgical Technician and Materials Manager. Mike enjoys being a part of the surgical team, meeting patients, and hearing how their lives have changed for the better after coming to CSI /CSC.
In his free time he enjoys making memories with his family and going to the beach.
I have worked in spine care for a little over 11 years now and prior to this, I worked for an attorney’s office. I was introduced to spine surgery at outpatient facilities and could see that the patient experience was better and the patient recovery was much quicker. I saw more and more patients getting their lives back and I knew I wanted to be a part of something bigger. I fell in love with the spine care industry the more I worked with different departments within the surgery centers and was able to understand the value of minimally invasive spine surgery and knew that this was my niche. 11 years later, I feel fulfilled knowing that I am helping contribute to the recovery and care of our patients and our healthcare community. I really enjoy people and working for a company that promotes patient and staff welfare first- I like to bring a positive, happy environment to work.
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Evelyn joined CSI in 2016 and has brought her excellent people skills, great attitude and outstanding patient care to our front desk position. She manages the phone, scheduling, referrals and overall patient flow with an intention to create the best possible patient experience. She has had extensive experience as a medical receptionist specifically in spine practices over the past ten years.
Evelyn was born in Portsmouth, VA and raised in the Philippines. She attended high school and college in a Catholic school and is married with two sons Jeremy and Joshua and a sweet cocoa Labrador that keeps them all busy.
“Just believe in yourself, just let it be and everything will be alright!”
Barbara is our Front Desk Receptionist and manages telephone calls, checking in and out and all the smooth management of patient flow at CSI. She was born and raised in New York, and moved to Florida in 1998, where she has gained experience and caring in the Medical Field for the past 10 years. Barbara loves her family, children and animals and believes in making every moment good for all.
“I look forward to meeting you on your visit with us. Life Is Short, enjoy Every day!”
Holly was born in New York and raised in Florida. She graduated from Tampa College in 1990 with a certification in Medical Assisting and has been in the medical field ever since. She went on to join the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and became a Certified Professional Coder. She is specialty trained and certified in Orthopedics, Cardiology, and OBGYN. She is also credentialed through American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM). Holly has managed billing departments for large and small practices for the past 20 years. Outside of work Holly is dedicated to her children.
I grew up in Dunedin and stayed close to the area. I retired from the school system at an early age and opened up a travel company in Tampa. When I sold it, I was given the opportunity to work in the medical field. So, for the past 11 years I have been involved with a Spine care facility on the administrative side of the business. I was instrumental in starting up two departments which helped the overall experience of the patient. I enjoy speaking with the patients and listening to their concerns. Seeing the outcome of our patients being satisfied, and seeing them enjoy life every day is very positive and satisfying to me. I treat our patients like they are part of my family. And here, at Comprehensive Spine Institute we are all one family.