Nima Salari, MD, is a spine surgeon at Phoenix-based Desert Institute for Spine Care. He specializes in pathologic conditions of the spine and has expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Salari also helped design instruments and implants used for several international companies.
He received his medical degree from Philadelphia-based Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and completed a residency at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also did a spine fellowship at Stanford (Calif.) University.
In December 2020, Dr. Salari was reportedly the first spine surgeon to implant Amplify Surgical’s 12-degree hyperlordotic DualX interbody cage.
LAGUNA HILLS, CALIF. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 08, 2020 – Amplify Surgical, Inc., a medical device company focused on innovative dual-expanding technology for the lumbar spine, is excited to announce the launch of the dualX T/PLIF 12-Degree hyperlordotic interbody cages.
Dr. Nima Salari, MD, FAAOS, from Scottsdale AZ, became the first spine surgeon to implant the new hyperlordotic dualX interbody cage, a TLIF spacer that provides additional lordosis. The minimally invasive procedure was recently performed at Honor Shea Health, one of Arizona’s leading hospitals and healthcare networks.
“Offering my patients the benefit of smaller incisions and less exposure to potential complications is why I specialize in minimally invasive surgery,” said Dr. Nima Salari. “For this TLIF procedure, I needed to fuse L5/S1 posteriorly due to anterior vascular anomalies. The broad footprint and 12 degrees of lordosis provided a similar advantage to an ALIF through a posterior approach.”
Dr. Nima Salari was on the ‘Business for Breakfast’ show, on Money Radio, Monday December 9. Dr. Salari talks about some of his new spine surgery techniques involving 3D implants. He explains how this can minimize the invasiveness of a spine surgery by allowing him to actually visualize the surgery, utilizing 3D models of a patient’s spine, which can then provide him with the perfect size and placement of the implants.
Amplify Surgical launched its dualX earlier this year and it has now been implanted in 100 surgical levels.
Yong Kim, MD, performed the milestone case at NYU Langone Health in New York City. Ali Najafi, MD, a neurosurgeon in Fresno, Calif., and Nima Salari, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon in Phoenix, have also performed several cases using dualX.
CASTEL SAN PIETRO, Switzerland – (BUSINESS WIRE)–Medacta International, an international company specializing in the design and production of innovative orthopaedic products and the development of accompanying surgical techniques, today announced its MySpine Midline Cortical (MC) platform has been recognized as this year’s “Best Healthcare Navigation / Robotics Solution” by MedTech Breakthrough. MySpine MC is Medacta®’s patient-matched, 3D printed solution in the midline cortical approach, tailored to the patient’s anatomy to allow for greater accuracy in pedicle screw positioning through pre-operative planning and intra-operative guidance tools. Medacta’s Midline Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) procedure utilizes a muscle sparing, single midline incision through which all screws and interbodies are inserted, reducing operating times, radiation exposure and cost while improving predictability of clinical outcomes.
“We are honored to have MySpine MC recognized by MedTech Breakthrough as one of this year’s most innovative medical technologies,” said Francesco Siccardi, CEO of Medacta International. “MySpine MC combines Medacta’s expertise in 3D planning tools with its industry-leading patient-matched guides to create a seamless, start-to-finish platform perfect for orthopedic surgeons looking to enter the personalized spine surgery space in the outpatient or inpatient setting.”
Dr. Nima Salari, Dr. Christopher Yeung, and Dr. Anthony Yeung contribute a chapter in “An Anatomic Approach to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery”, a widely acclaimed textbook that presents a diverse spectrum of current safe and efficacious procedures and future innovations in the field of Minimally Invasive Spine surgery. They share their expertise on endoscopic lumbar discectomy with a detailed description of the technique and provide insights on associated challenges.
Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Yeung, Dr. Justin Field, and Dr. Nima Salari, for being nominated as Phoenix Magazine’s 2019 Top Doctors! Dr. Yeung was also named the ‘Top Vote-Getter’ for Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine, while Dr. Field received ‘10-Year Status’ as a Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor.
Dr. Salari is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon with Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC). His specialized training is in the operative and non-operative treatment of pathologic conditions affecting the spine. His expertise in minimally invasive, tissue-sparing approaches allows for the fastest recovery times and minimizes postoperative pain. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the topic of minimally invasive surgery.Dr. Salari teaches at national and international courses in the latest laser-assisted endoscopic techniques and image-guided surgeries. He serves as a contributing team physician for local collegiate and professional sports teams.
As Dr. Salari explains, “No two patients are alike, and I believe neither should their care be. If surgery truly becomes the best option for our patients, we have an array of tools to tailor the care to their specific needs.”
DISC’s own Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Nima Salari, was the first in the United States to perform a surgery utilizing Medacta International’s “MySpine MC” technique. Below is an excerpt from the full article on Business Wire:
Dr. Salari’s patient, the first to undergo surgery with MySpine MC, had dynamic spondylolisthesis at the L4/L5 level with severe spinal stenosis and neurogenic claudication, complicated by a history of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “Given my patient’s condition and history,” Dr. Salari said, “I needed a minimally invasive option that would allow for a wide central decompression reinforced by excellent stabilization. We also needed to minimize anesthesia time for the patient, so it needed to be quick. The ability to pre-plan the surgery and work with a product that had been fully customized for the patient proved incredibly valuable. The surgery was fast, the screw placement was accurate, and the fixation was reliable. To top it off, we were able to reduce the need for intra-operative fluoroscopy, limiting the patient’s radiation exposure.”
The article is titled “Lessons Learned Using Local Anesthesia for Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery” and focuses on 9 main lessons that these surgeons have encountered while utilizing local anesthesia during minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery to relieve spine pain – chief among them that operating under local anesthesia allows the patient to respond and provide feedback during surgery that is invaluable for patient safety and for the assessment of the pain generators and ultimately understanding of the source of pain that the surgeon is targeting.