Dr. Saqib Hasan

Dr. Saqib Hasan
"I am a spine surgeon trained in both orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgery specializing in complex spine surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques. My primary clinical focus is on the treatment of adult spinal conditions of the neck and back and related neurologic disorders. I take pride in providing my patients with a holistic treatment approach which incorporates both physical and mental aspects of spinal health to help you return to your desired lifestyle. I draw from many different disciplines including acupuncture and yoga and combine these fields with cutting edge techniques to provide the best available treatment options for my patients. I am one of the few spine surgeons in the United States who is fully trained in endoscopic spine surgery, a special technique where we use special micro-instruments and endoscopic cameras the size of a pencil that can be targeted to a specific problem area, providing an effective targeted minimally invasive alternative to traditional open spine surgery. I am a firm believer in a “less is more” minimally-invasive philosophy to minimize scarring and pain and expedite recovery for my patients to help them quickly return to their active lifestyles. However, the most minimally invasive surgery is no surgery at all! I am committed to providing my patients with many different options to provide them with long-term neck and back pain relief. I am actively involved in scientific research and I am dedicated to furthering the field of spinal surgery to elevate the standard of care we provide for our patients. Thank you for your thoroughness when completing our forms, accurate and complete information will assist us in providing you the highest possible level of care."

BACKGROUND

Dr. Hasan was born in New York City and obtained his bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, graduating summa cum laude. He continued his medical education at the State University of New York – Stony Brook School of Medicine and received his M.D. degree with Honors, being elected into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), medicine's highest honor society. Dr. Hasan completed his internship in Surgery and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Diseases at New York University School of Medicine, one of the top orthopedic training programs in the United States. He then completed a combined fellowship in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spinal Surgery at the historic Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he trained in cutting edge techniques including motion preservation procedures such as disc replacement as well as minimally invasive treatment of scoliosis. Dr. Hasan is the first fellowship trained full-endoscopic spine surgeon in the United States; he completed an advanced minimally-invasive and endoscopic spine surgery fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington Seattle and is fully trained in the use of endoscopic techniques for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Hasan has a clinical research focus on motion preservation, minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgical techniques and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, scientific abstracts and textbook chapters and serves as a reviewer for several journals in spine surgery and orthopaedics.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND AFFILITIONS

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).
  • Medical Degree: Doctor of Medicine, State University of New York, Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY).
  • Internship: General Surgery, New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY).
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases (New York, NY).
  • Fellowship: Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Advanced Fellowship: Advanced Minimally-Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle, WA).

PROCEDURES PERFORMED:

  • Procedures:
    • Endoscopic laminectomy for spinal stenosis.
    • Endoscopic posterior cervical foraminotomy and discectomy.
    • Endoscopic microdiscectomy.
    • Endoscopic lumbar fusion.
    • Endoscopic neurotomy for facet arthritis / sacroiliitis .
  • Preserving Procedures
    • Cervical disc replacement.
    • Lumbar disc replacement.
    • Cervical laminoplasty.
    • Motion preserving lumbar decompressive procedures (interlaminar spacer i.e. Coflex).
  • Fusion Procedures
    • Anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF).
    • Posterior spinal fusion.
    • Minimally-invasive lumbar fusion (TLIF).
    • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF).
    • Minimally-invasive lateral lumbar fusion (i.e. XLIF, OLIF, DLIF).
    • Spinal deformity correction.
    • Navigated and robotic assisted spine surgery.
    • Cervical laminectomy / fusion.
  • Other Procedures
    • Spine fracture surgery.
    • Spine tumor surgery.
    • Orthopedic fracture surgery.
    • Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty.
    • Carpal and cubital tunnel release.

CONDITIONS TREATED:

  • Spinal stenosis.
  • Spondylolisthesis.
  • Myelopathy.
  • Sciatica, radicular or nerve pain.
  • Arm/leg numbness, weakness, cramping.
  • Disc herniation.
  • Scoliosis.
  • Spine fracture.
  • Spine tumor.
  • Facet arthritis.
  • Non-surgical neck and low-back conditions

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  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Pediatrics