ScopeSpine is a specialty clinic dedicated to the advancement of minimally invasive and endoscopic spinal surgery. 


This site follows the work of Dr. Usman Zahir, an endoscopic spine specialist who was the first surgeon in Virginia to introduce the latest advances in endoscopics to the state. He later performed Virginia's first endoscopic laminectomy. He continues to help patients preserve their normal spinal motion. 

Dr. Zahir takes pride in helping many patients avoid unnecessary spinal fusion surgeries. In addition to surgical services, his practice provides non-surgical neck and back care. His specialty clinic has  helped provide second opinions and treatments for patients nationwide.

This site reviews how endoscopics differs from other spinal surgeries. There are several reported minimally invasive treatments: laser spine surgery, ultrasonic spine surgery, and endoscopic spine surgery.  The procedures may sound similar, but they are different.

What is the difference between these procedures? 


Do these terms refer to tools/instruments?


Do these procedures use the same approach?


Which procedure uses the smallest incision?

Which procedure causes the least muscle damage? 

Is endoscopics an option for every patient with spinal pain?


We help answer these questions.

Dr. Zahir is a national expert and instructor of endoscopics - serving Maryland, Virginia, DC. His practice is one of the few reference centers for endoscopic spine surgery in the USA:



The Orthopedic Group/

Leesburg Orthopedics

19450 Deerfield Avenue

Suite 200

Lansdowne, VA 20176

PHONE: 703-952-5115

FAX: 571-346-1932


StoneSprings Medical Office Building

Loudoun Medical Group Office

24430 Stone Springs Blvd

Suite 100

Dulles/Sterling, VA 20166

PHONE: 703-952-5115

FAX: 571-346-1932


Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy

(Satellite Office)

7811 Montrose Road

Suite 340

Potomac, MD 20854

PHONE: 301-588-7888

FAX: 301-588-3419