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2 Best Spinal Surgeons in Gujranwala

Dr. Muhammad Zahid Siddiq

Orthopedic Surgeon, Spinal Surgeon

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S., Fellowship in Spinal Surgery

Under 15 Min Wait Time
12 Years Experience
100% (17) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Muhammad Zahid Siddiq

Orthopedic Surgeon, Spinal Surgeon

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S., Fellowship in Spinal Surgery

Under 15 Min Wait Time
12 Years Experience
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Who is a spine surgeon?

Doctors who specialize in treating the conditions that effect the spine are spine surgeons. A doctor may refer you to a spine surgeon when all other methods and treatments to ease your back pain seize to provide that relief. Your spine can be affected by any amount of reasons that include aging, improper body mechanism, trauma or structural abnormalities, etc. The aim is to change the patient’s anatomy in order to relieve them from pain and lower abdominal weakness.

When should you see a spine surgeon?

If your general physician diagnosis you with a back pain that would not go away with non-surgical procedures and medication, then you should see a spine surgeon if the following symptoms persist:

  • Unrelenting pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks even after the injury or the underlying cause has been treated, which is also referred to as subacute pain
  • Pain or numbness in the lower abdomen (legs or feet) along with backache
  • Severe discomfort in the lumbar region (lower back) or thoracic spine (upper and middle part of the back) that is accompanied by fever, chills or night sweats
  • Inability to move your leg or arm, which had been functioning normally before
  • Unable to control bladder or bowel function
  • Unintentional weight loss

Assessment of Modes of Injury and Outcome in Patients with Traumatic Posterior Fossa Extradural Hematomas: A Study of a Tertiary Care Hospital” reflects the prevalent symptoms of patients admitted in Pakistan for spine surgery:


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Localized Swelling


Ventilator Support


What are the most common ailments in Pakistan concerning spine surgery?

According to the Fact Sheet of Global Burden of Disease on Lower Back Pain, the lower back pain is the primary cause of disability in people, globally.

A study on “Experience of Orthopedic and Spine Center Pakistan during COVID-19” shows that between 19th March 2020 and 13th July 2020, two thousand one hundred and sixty (2160) surgeries were performed by the orthopedic team of Ghurki Hospital, Lahore. The breakup of the surgeries is as follows:



Cases of Trauma


Procedures of Spine










Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injury in Pakistan: A Retrospective Study” suggests majority (90%) of the patients admitted for spinal surgery between 2010 and 2016 were paraplegic (affected by paralysis of the legs and lower body).

The common causes of injuries were as follows:

Cause of Injury


Fall from Height


Road Traffic Accidents


Firearm Injury


What kind of spine surgeons are there?

You can consider the type of spine surgeon you want to consult depending upon your condition, as recommended by your doctor. Both, neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, can specialize in spine surgery.

  • Neurosurgeon, however, handle brain, spine and spinal cord injuries, nerves, tumors and vascular malformations (Intracranial and intraspinal vasculature)
  • Orthopedic surgeons manage the pediatric deformity, high grade scoliosis, pelvic fixation, arthritis, sports injuries, bone tumor,

In general, neurosurgeons are trained to perform a spine surgery but not all orthopedic surgeons are. Both surgeons treat neck and back pain, pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, and other general spine conditions.

The surgeons can always subspecialize in pediatrics, cervical spine, lumbar spine, hand and wrist surgery, plastic surgery, or in other areas or procedures.

How to become a spine surgeon in Pakistan?

  1. After completion of your MBBS followed by a focused residency program
  2. You can opt for an MD or DO, or both
  3. Followed by one year or more of fellowship training to specialize in spine surgery

For orthopedic surgeon and neurosurgeons who do not pursue fellowship but continue training for a considerable amount of time have likely earned their additional training and may not be fellowship trained.

What are spine surgeons called in Pakistan?

  • Spine specialist
  • Orthopedic spine specialist
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Back specialist
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best Spinal Surgeon in Gujranwala?

2 best Spinal Surgeons in Gujranwala are:

  • Dr. Khawar Anwar
  • Dr. Muhammad Zahid Siddiq

Who are the most experienced Spinal Surgeon in Gujranwala?

1 most experienced Spinal Surgeon in Gujranwala is:

  • Dr. Khawar Anwar

How can I book an appointment with a Spinal Surgeon in Gujranwala?

Click here to book an appointment with a top Spinal Surgeon in Gujranwala. Or, you can also call at 0415068104 from 9AM to 11PM to book your appointment.

What is the fee range of the best Spinal Surgeons in Gujranwala?

The fee for the top Spinal Surgeons in Gujranwala is 1500. You can pay at reception when you visit the doctor.

Are there any additional charges to book an appointment with a Spinal Surgeon in Gujranwala through oladoc?

There are no additional charges when you book through oladoc.

What does a Spinal Surgeon do?

After properly diagnosing the condition of your spine, the spine surgeon will recommend the type of surgery you will have to undergo. The purpose of the surgery can be any or all of the following:

  • Relief in pain
  • Reduce symptoms
  • Improve function

Surgery can either decompress a nerve root or it can stabilize a painful motion segment. So, a spine surgeon basically identifies a nerve that has pinched or that painful motion segment. The surgery can, however, correct an anatomical defect.

Which hospital is the best for Spinal Surgeon in Gujranwala?

Top 3 Orthopedics Hospitals in Gujranwala are:

  • New Gondal Hospital
  • Cheema Heart Complex and General Hospital
  • Sardar Yasin Malik Welfare

How do I choose a Spinal Surgeon?

Finding a good doctor is vital for proper diagnosis & treatment of your underlying concern. Before you make the decision of picking out a Spinal Surgeon, consider the following:

  • Make sure they are experienced
  • Make sure your doctor has good reviews.
  • Make sure they offer the services you are looking for
  • Verify, if they are certified from PMDC or have any other professional memberships
  • Check if they are affiliated with a hospital you trust

Who are the best Spinal Surgeon near me in Gujranwala?

To find the best Spinal Surgeon near you select the Doctors Near me filter at the top of the page.

Which Spinal Surgeons in Gujranwala charge the lowest fee?

3 Spinal Surgeons in Gujranwala which charge the lowest fee are:

  • Dr. Khawar Anwar
  • Dr. Khawar Anwar
  • Dr. Khawar Anwar

Which Spinal Surgeons in Gujranwala are online now?

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