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Dr. Ehsan Jazini

Spine Surgeon

WHY I BECAME A SPINE SURGEON

My path to becoming a spine surgeon was fueled by a personal experience following a car accident that left my brother with multiple injuries, including spinal fractures and scoliosis. This profound event ignited my commitment to enhancing spine care so that patients could have a brighter future.

Dr. Jazini stands at the forefront of spine surgery, blending technical excellence with heartfelt empathy to support patients on their journey to an improved quality of life. He was recently featured among the Top 4 Disc Replacement Surgeons in the United States. His commitment stems from a personal dedication to delivering the highest standard of care, inspired by his own family experience.

With extensive training in both orthopedic spine surgery and neurosurgery, Dr. Jazini brings a comprehensive perspective to his practice. Starting his career at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and now leading at VSI, his transition to an independent model underscores his dedication to providing each patient with personalized attention and customized care. He spends quality time with each patient to fully understand their challenges and goals for recovery.

Prioritizing non-surgical solutions whenever possible, Dr. Jazini’s approach emphasizes natural healing. Remarkably, the majority of his patients experience significant improvements without resorting to surgery, as a result of natural regenerative therapies such as stem cell therapy and PRP treatments; and spine-specialized physical therapy and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Jazini has pioneered numerous advancements in the operating room. From being the first in the nation to perform procedures like cervical and lumbar disc replacement to leveraging augmented reality (AR) technology for precision surgeries, his methods prioritize patient safety, minimize invasiveness, and accelerate recovery.

Beyond his surgical expertise, Dr. Jazini is a global leader in education and research. His role in the evolution of disc replacement surgery has earned him recognition as a sought-after educator among his peers, enabling surgeons worldwide to elevate their practices and provide an elevated level of care to their patients.

Dr. Jazini’s commitment to patient care extends beyond the operating room. His leadership in developing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols has transformed surgical outcomes, facilitating quicker recoveries and enabling patients to return to their active lives with minimal discomfort.

College

  • New York University

Medical School

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Orthopedic Surgery, R. Adam Cowely Shock Trauma Center

Fellowship

  • Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Fellowship in Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery, Norton-Leatherman Spine Center
  • Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Fellowship in Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery, Norton Hospital
  • Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Fellowship in Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery, Kosair’s Children’s Hospital
  • Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Fellowship in Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery, University of Louisville Hospital

Double-Board Certified

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Affiliations

  • Candidate Fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society
  • Member of the North American Spine Society Registry
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

INTERNATIONAL PHILANTHROPY

  • Health Volunteers Overseas Orthopedics Traveling Fellowship – Bhutan

CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Editor in Chief: Journal of the National Spine Health Foundation
  • Surgeon Leader Group for HCA Healthcare
  • Guest Editor: Seminar in Spine Surgery
  • Reviewer: The Spine Journal

Dr. Ehsan Jazini’s Surgical Highlights

  • World’s First Four-Level Customized Disc Replacement Surgery
  • World’s First Augmented Reality Disc Replacement Surgery
  • World’s First Minimally-Invasive Laminectomy Utilizing Augmented Reality
  • World’s First Augmented Reality Guided Personalized Spine Implant Surgery Delivered Using Artificial Intelligence
  • Among First in the World to Place 100th Pedicle Screw in Spinal Fusion Surgery Utilizing Augmented Reality

Dr. Jazini’s Recent Research


90-Day Complication and Revision Surgery Rates Using Navigated Robotics in Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery

Best Paper 2023 – Global Spine Journal (June 2023) Podium Presentation at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, San Francisco, California


Technological Advances in Spine Surgery: Navigation, Robotics, and Augmented Reality

Orthopedics Clinic of North America (April 2023)


Enhanced Surgical Recovery for Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery is Associated with Decreased Opioid Consumption, Length of Hospital Stay, and Hospital Readmissions: Evaluation of 51,236 Cases

Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV (March 2023)


Which is Better: Percutaneous or Open Robot-Assisted Spine Surgery? Prospective, Multicenter Study of 2,524 Screws in 336 Patients

Podium Presentation at the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Dublin, Ireland (March 2023)


Augmented Reality-Assisted Spine Surgery: An Early Experience Demonstrating Safety and Accuracy with 218 Screws

Best Paper 2022 – Global Spine Journal (January 2022)

What Patients Are Saying

Google
5.0/5
Mar 21, 2024
Google - SpineMD
From the very beginning Dr. Jazini and his team were kind, knowledgeable and generous with their time and answered all my questions. However scary, after many years of pain management, I felt surgery was the right decision . Dr Jazini has been wonderfully attentive from pre to post surgery. I feel lucky to have him as my Doctor.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 14, 2024
Google - SpineMD
I came to VSI and Dr Jazini at a point where I could only stand for about five minutes or walk a couple hundred feet without having to sit down. I was in constant pain and had received a couple of diagnosis from other medical doctors that did not leave me much hope of ever getting better. Dr Jazini gave me my life back. Upfront I will say that Dr Jazini is an outstanding surgeon. He listens to your input and concerns and develops a plan to get your issues addressed. The entire team at VSI is outstanding. From the minute you walk in you can tell everyone enjoys what they are doing, and that they are concerned about your wellbeing. If you are having spinal issues, you owe it to yourself to visit Dr. Jazini and his team at VSI.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 27, 2024
Google - SpineMD
Dr Jazini is fabulous surgeon with a great bedside manner. I had ACDF neck surgery - 2 level fusion. And one level artificial disc. Had my 3 year follow up last week and have no issues. No pain.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Feb 22, 2024
HealthGrades - SpineMD
Dr. Jazini listens. He is professional, courteous and provided a clear treatment plan that improved my health and quality of life.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Feb 14, 2024
HealthGrades - SpineMD
Dr. Jazini performed my lumbar fusion in 2018 and hardware removal last month. Wonderful, caring and very attentive to patient needs.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Feb 14, 2024
HealthGrades - SpineMD
I came in to Dr, Jazini with numbness in my foot and great pain. He immediately made me feel I was in the right place. After surgery, I have been able to get back to a normal life. Every person here has been wonderful and caring.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2024
Google - SpineMD
Dr. Jazini has ended the days bad botched neck and back surgeries. If you want it done right by an expert, Dr. Jazini is your man.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2024
HealthGrades - SpineMD
Dr. Jahzini is a God send. It couldn't have gone any better.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2024
Google - SpineMD
Dr. Jazini and his team of staff are very professional, safety conscious, they listen to you and make sure any question is answered to my satisfaction every time. Cannot say enough about Dr. Jazini and Virginia Spine Institute and very highly recommend them to anyone with any back issues.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Feb 9, 2024
HealthGrades - SpineMD
Cant say enough great things. Dr Jazini knows the spine. He has improved the quality of my life substantially.

Dr. Jazini’s Resources

Empowering Patients with Knowledge and Hope for a Pain-Free Life

Podcasts

A Doctor’s Weight Loss Success Story and How It Can Help You

Podcasts

Walking Pads: Trend Or Solution? A Doctor’s Perspective

Podcasts

The Healing Power of Yoga: Insights from a Spine Surgeon

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