Dr. Hamid Mir is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with fellowship training in combined neuro and orthopedic spine surgery techniques. He has 15 years of experience in minimally invasive spine surgeries using advanced microscopic techniques.
Dr. Mir graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in biochemistry and cell biology in 1994. He then attended medical school at State University of New York, HSCB where he graduated cum laude and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society. Braving the intense cold, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received extensive specialized training in the treatment of complex adult deformities and pediatric scoliosis at Shriners Hospital. In 2004, he completed an intensive orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Mir is passionate about advancing the field of spine surgery and committed to incorporating only the best state of the art techniques in his practice. In fact, Dr Mir developed and patented a minimally invasive spinal device. He has an extensive background in research and has authored multiple abstracts in peer-reviewed journals as well as presented posterior cervical fusion techniques at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, a national conference. He has authored several textbook chapters on “Anterior Cervical System”; Surgical Techniques in Spinal Instrumentation and “The Unconstrained Implant”; Non-Fusion Techniques for the Spine. Dr. Mir is an active member of the following organizations: North American Spine Society (NASS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and California Orthopaedic Association (COA).
When not in the clinic or surgery, Dr. Mir enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is also an avid yoga practitioner, classical pianist and enjoys tennis.
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Dr. Hamid Mir is a member of American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with fellowship training in combined neurosurgical and orthopedic spine surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in 2004. As a top rated spine surgeon, he specializes in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine diseases including degenerative, stenosis, fracture, infection, scoliosis, revision, and complex reconstructions.
Dr. Mir focused his practice on minimally invasive techniques. As Medical Director of DISC Sports & Spine Center, Dr. Mir is at the forefront of the field of minimally invasive spine surgery. The benefits of these techniques include less post-operative pain, quicker recovery reduced blood loss, less soft tissue damage, smaller surgical incisions, less scarring and improved function.
I was in a very bad situation with a herniated disc in my lower back, so I made an appointment with DISC spine center and specifically with Dr. Hamid. He was very professional and made me comfortable that he understood exactly what I was going through and was able to communicate effectively exactly what it will take to get me on the road to recovery after spine surgery. Despite the severity of my injury, it took several months, but I always felt I was in good hands under Dr. Hamid's supervision. If you ever have the misfortune of injuring your circuit board of your body (spine), you need a pro. Therefore, do not take advice from anyone who's not specifically licensed to help. Fortunately, Dr. Hamid is who I chose, and I'm very thankful.
About 2 months before the spine procedure, Dr. Mir saw me and indicated that I had severe stenosis, or narrowing of the openings where the nerve roots exit at the L4, L5, and S1 level. He reviewed my MRI and without wasting any time, asked if I wanted or was considering spinal surgery. He was extremely clear and answered all my questions. I had the procedure done at the Disc Newport OP surgery spine center and was cared for by an incredibly competent, caring staff. I was discharged same day and my post op recovery was 2 weeks, and returned to daily activities and work July 15th. The procedure was very successful, and as a result, my back pain is basically gone. Amazing relief from a procedure done by a great surgeon with a great team!
Dr Mir is an excellent spine surgeon. I had surgery on my neck by another surgeon; however, I was still in pain. A friend who had prior spine surgery with Dr. Mir recommended him to me. As the treating surgeon he was very detail oriented, confident, and knowledgeable. His team is very friendly and helpful. I decided to have a second cervical spine operation on my neck. Soooo thankful I have no pain and for physical medicine doctors like him.
Dr. Mir and his entire team of specialists take the extra time and consideration to shape alternatives to meet the needs (holistically) of the patient. Everything about the experience of my surgery was positive. Dr. Mir is a patient and compassionate surgeon. His communication skills are remarkably attentive. We are six months out of the starting gate from surgical treatment, and with PT and core strengthening exercises, this 65 yr. old is back to regular training for next year’s marathon. Thank you kindly El Doc-tor….you are amazing! See you soon!
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