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8 Best Spinal Surgeons in Islamabad

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Dr. Syed Wazahat Taqvi

Spinal Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

M.B.B.S, M.R.C.S.Ed. (UK), FEBOT (Fellow European Board of Orthopaedic), MCh Orth (UK), F.R.C.S.Ed. (Trauma and Ortho) UK

Under 15 Min Wait Time
17 Years Experience
100% (735) Satisfied Satisfied

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Spinal Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

M.B.B.S, M.R.C.S.Ed. (UK), FEBOT (Fellow European Board of Orthopaedic), MCh Orth (UK), F.R.C.S.Ed. (Trauma and Ortho) UK

Under 15 Min Wait Time
17 Years Experience

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Assoc. Prof. Ahmed Bilal Khalique

Spinal Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S., Spine Fellowship , Visiting Fellowship Spine

Under 15 Min Wait Time
11 Years Experience
100% (50) Satisfied Satisfied

Assoc. Prof. Ahmed Bilal Khalique

Spinal Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S., Spine Fellowship , Visiting Fellowship Spine

Under 15 Min Wait Time
11 Years Experience
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Basit

Spinal Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S. (Orthopedic Surgery), Fellowship in Spine Surgery (Singapore)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
17 Years Experience
99% (540) Satisfied Satisfied

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Basit

Spinal Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S. (Orthopedic Surgery), Fellowship in Spine Surgery (Singapore)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
17 Years Experience
He explained me everything in a really good manner and clear all of my doubts. Highly recommended
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Dr. Muhammad Nasir Iqbal

Orthopedic Surgeon, Spinal Surgeon

M.B.B.S , M.S (ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY)

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
5 Years Experience
100% (12) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Muhammad Nasir Iqbal

Orthopedic Surgeon, Spinal Surgeon

M.B.B.S , M.S (ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY)

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
5 Years Experience

Dr. Ali Tassadaq Hussain Minhas

Neurosurgeon, Spinal Surgeon, Neurologist

M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S

Under 15 Min Wait Time
9 Years Experience
99% (478) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Ali Tassadaq Hussain Minhas

Neurosurgeon, Spinal Surgeon, Neurologist

M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S

Under 15 Min Wait Time
9 Years Experience

Dr. Muhammad Akmal

Spinal Surgeon

MBBS, MS

28 Years Experience

Dr. Muhammad Akmal

Spinal Surgeon

MBBS, MS

28 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:

Symptoms

Percentage %

Headache

56.75

Vomiting

56.75

Nausea

56.75

Drowsiness

24.32

Localized Swelling

35.1

Ventilator Support

8

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:

Surgery

Number

Cases of Trauma

1514

Procedures of Spine

173

Arthroplasty

51

Arthroscopy

51

Tumors

21

Miscellaneous

350

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

Percentage

Fall from Height

30.4%

Road Traffic Accidents

25.5%

Firearm Injury

21.1%

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 Islamabad?

8 best Spinal Surgeons in Islamabad are:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Basit
  • Dr. Ali Tassadaq Hussain Minhas
  • Dr. Syed Wazahat Taqvi
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Irfan Anwar
  • Dr. Niaz Ahmad Khan
  • Assoc. Prof. Ahmed Bilal Khalique
  • Dr. Muhammad Nasir Iqbal
  • Dr. Muhammad Akmal

Who are the most experienced Spinal Surgeon in Islamabad?

5 most experienced Spinal Surgeons in Islamabad are:

  • Dr. Niaz Ahmad Khan
  • Dr. Syed Wazahat Taqvi
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Basit
  • Assoc. Prof. Ahmed Bilal Khalique
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Irfan Anwar

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

Click here to book an appointment with a top Spinal Surgeon in Islamabad. Or, you can also call at 0518151800 from 9AM to 11PM to book your appointment.

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

The fee for the top Spinal Surgeons in Islamabad ranges from Rs. 2,000 to 2,500. You can pay at reception when you visit the doctor.

Are there any additional charges to book an appointment with a Spinal Surgeon in Islamabad 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 Islamabad?

Top 5 Orthopedics Hospitals in Islamabad are:

  • Ali Medical Centre
  • Islamabad Specialists Clinic
  • PAF Hospital (Islamabad)
  • Islamabad Medical and Surgical Hospital
  • Advanced International Hospital

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 Islamabad?

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

Which Spinal Surgeons in Islamabad charge the lowest fee?

5 Spinal Surgeons in Islamabad which charge the lowest fee are:

  • Dr. Muhammad Nasir Iqbal
  • Assoc. Prof. Ahmed Bilal Khalique
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Basit
  • Dr. Syed Wazahat Taqvi
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Irfan Anwar

Which Spinal Surgeons in Islamabad are available for online video consultation?

4 best Spinal Surgeons in Islamabad for online video consultation are:

  • Dr. Ali Tassadaq Hussain Minhas
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Irfan Anwar
  • Assoc. Prof. Ahmed Bilal Khalique
  • Dr. Muhammad Nasir Iqbal

Which Spinal Surgeons in Islamabad are online now?

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