Usman Zahir, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy, Montrose Road, Potomac, MD, USA

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Dr. Usman Zahir is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery 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 from around the country on endoscopic spine surgery. His practice is one of the few reference centers for endoscopic spine surgery in the United States.

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 disc herniations.

Dr. Zahir 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 (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 the Mid-Atlantic region.

Education

  • BS: University of Maryland College Park

  • MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: University of Maryland

  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery: University of Maryland

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Usman Zahir, MD

1 month ago

Article

Endoscopic Spine Surgery: An Alternative to Lumbar Spinal Fusion?

This article was originally published in The Washingtonian. A common cause for missed days at work or a trip to the emergency room is the intense back and leg pain that comes from a pinched nerve...

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Usman Zahir, MD

1 month ago

Article

Spine surgery with just a 1 cm incision?

This article was originally published in The Washingtonian. Endoscopic spine surgery: The latest in minimally invasive spine surgery comes to the DMV area.   Many of us are familiar with arthroscopic surgery. These are common surgeries...

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Usman Zahir, MD

1 month ago

Podcast

Spine Talk w/ Dr. Usman Zahir

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Usman Zahir, MD

1 month ago

Article

Endoscopic Spine Surgery: An Alternative to Lumbar Spinal Fusion?

This article was originally published in The Washingtonian. A common cause for missed days at work or a trip to the emergency room is the intense back and leg pain that comes from a pinched nerve...

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Usman Zahir, MD

1 month ago

Article

Spine surgery with just a 1 cm incision?

This article was originally published in The Washingtonian. Endoscopic spine surgery: The latest in minimally invasive spine surgery comes to the DMV area.   Many of us are familiar with arthroscopic surgery. These are common surgeries...

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