Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Physicians and Practitioners
Signature Orthopedics, a division of Signature Medical Group, is pleased to welcome Dr. Qasim Zaidi to the practice in June.
Dr. Zaidi completed his orthopedic surgery training in California at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Following his residency, he completed a specialized, high-volume fellowship in spine surgery that focused on degenerative conditions, minimally invasive surgery (MIS), advanced image-guided navigation and robotic surgery in Boston, MA at New England Baptist Hospital.
As the child of an engineer and a physician, Dr. Zaidi was exposed to medicine from an early age. Combining surgery with a penchant for mechanics naturally led to the field of orthopedics.
"I fell in love with spine surgery due to the microsurgical skills and technical precision it requires," he says. "In addition, being able to surgically decompress a nerve and seeing the joy a patient feels is amazing!"
Dr. Zaidi's expertise is in motion preservation using artificial cervical disc replacement, performing same day/outpatient surgery and using multi-modality pain management to relieve discomfort due to inflammation and nerve irritation. He specializes in cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) surgery and commonly performs procedures such as lumbar microdiscectomy, laminectomy, ACDF and artificial disc replacement.
"My goal is to utilize cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art tools to diagnose and treat your neck and lower back, in addition to the shoulder, arm or leg pain that your spine may be causing," Dr. Zaidi says. "These tools include specialized physical therapy programs, dynamic x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging and/or computed tomography, electromyography and/or nerve conduction velocity testing, epidural steroid injections, selective nerve root blocks, medial branch blocks and intra-articular facet injections. After exhausting all of these non-operative techniques surgery may be a good option for you. I will determine a unique surgical plan to treat your pain while using minimally invasive techniques at every step."
Outside of work Dr. Zaidi enjoys playing tennis and basketball with his son. He is an avid car enthusiast and also enjoys tropical gardening.
To make an appointment with Dr. Zaidi at our South County or Fenton locations, please click here. +
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