DR. USMAN ZAHIR
"As a orthopaedic spine surgeon, specializing in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, I am pleased to serve the Virginia, Maryland, and DC region. My patients appreciate the personal attention, professional integrity, and open communication that defines my medical practice. My goal is to be the patient's best advocate when assisting them in making important health decisions."
DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF ENDOSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY
Dr. Usman Zahir is a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon 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 lumbar 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 for five years (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.
As a regional expert on endoscopics, Dr. Zahir is often asked to provide second opinions for patients undergoing traditional spinal surgery. He is in-network with most insurance plans.
Dr. Zahir's practice philosophy centers on patient education. He takes pride in promoting a patient centered approach in treatment.
ORTHOPAEDIC SPINE SURGEON
ENDOSCOPIC SPINE INSTRUCTOR
2019 - current
MD - Potomac
VA - Dulles, Lansdowne
Premier Orthopedics of Virginia
CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
ORTHOPAEDIC SPINE SURGERY
MEDSTAR ORTHOPAEDIC INSTITUTE
2012 - 2017
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Medstar St. Mary's Hospital
ORTHOPAEDIC SPINE FELLOW
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY RESIDENT
University of Maryland Medical Center
University of Maryland Shock Trauma