ScopeSpine® 2018

SCOPE SPINE

Advancing Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Precise. Small Incisions. Less Pain

MARYLAND | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON DC

 

ScopeSpine® 2018

WHAT IS ENDOSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY?

Minimally Invasive

The procedure uses a camera attached to a slender tube called an endoscope. Minimal damage to muscle and tissues. 

Small Incisions

Uses a smaller incision than "laser" or "ultrasonic" spinal surgeries. Incision is less than 1cm, smaller than a dime.  

Candidates

Used for treating herniated discs and spinal stenosis. This is an option for patients suffering from back and leg pain.  

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE VIDEO

This video highlights the basic steps:

 

  • Surgeon uses x-ray to target the disc.

  • Muscles are dilated instead of being cut.

  • The endoscope is inserted

  • The surgery is performed on a video screen

  • Through the endoscope, the surgeon can pass instruments to remove disc herniations or bone spurs.

 

Patients go home shortly after the operation.

 

Patients receive a print out of their surgical images

DR. USMAN ZAHIR

Dr. Usman Zahir is a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon proudly serving the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. As a leading endoscopic spine specialist, he is one of the few surgeons in the region performing the procedure. Dr. Zahir is trained on three separate spinal endoscopic platforms. As an instructor, he continues to teach and train other surgeons around the country on endoscopic spine surgery. 

Dr. Zahir's interest in endoscopics began out of a desire to find less invasive ways of treating common spinal problems.  Endoscopic spine surgery is the least invasive surgical treatment for spinal stenosis and lumbar disc herniations.

 

Dr. Zahir trained under leading experts in endoscopic spine surgery from the United States and Germany. He is the first surgeon in the DMV region to use the Joimax® iLESSYS®/iLESSYS® Delta Joimax endoscopic spine system  for the treatment of lumbar stenosis. 

 

Dr. Zahir was previously Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital for five years (2012-2017) before joining HCA Virginia Physicians (2017-2019). In 2019, he entered into private practice. His current practice is dedicated to the advancement of endoscopic spine surgery in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

As a regional expert on endoscopics, Dr. Zahir is often asked to provide second opinions for patients undergoing traditional spinal surgery. He is in-network with most insurance plans. ​ 

Dr. Zahir's practice philosophy centers on patient education. He takes pride in promoting a patient centered approach in treatment.  

THE SPINE CENTER @ M.O.S.T

A Division of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics

7811 Montrose RD, Suite 340

Potomac, MD 20854

Phone: (301) 588-7888

Fax: (301) 587-5002