Dr. Akhil Jay Khanna, MD

Dr. Akhil Jay Khanna, MD

Orthopedic Neck Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Akhil Jay Khanna, MD is an orthopedic neck surgery specialist in Bethesda, MD and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic neck surgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.Read his story

6420 Rockledge Dr Ste 2200

Bethesda, MD 20817

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(301) 530-3220

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  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
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Spine Deformities
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Spinal Fusion
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Dr. Khanna's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Khanna "Dr. A. Jay Khanna is a spine surgeon in Bethesda, Maryland and cares for patients in and around the Washington DC metropolitan region. He is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and biomedical engineering at the Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is the Vice Chair of Professional Development for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also serves as division chief of Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery—National Capital Region and his practice is based in Bethesda, MD. As a spine specialist, Dr. Khanna is interested in the treatment of a wide range of spine pathologies using techniques ranging from minimally invasive spine surgery to complex spinal reconstructions. He often collaborates with other specialists in interventional pain management, neurosurgery, rheumatology, neurology and physiatry and enjoys providing a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to the care of his patients with various conditions of the spine. Education is another one of Dr. Khanna's interests. He serves as the course director for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course which is annually held in Chicago. Dr. Khanna also teaches and directs several other CME courses for spine surgeons through the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and other organizations. He also previously served as the clinical director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Biomedical Engineering, Innovation and Design. Dr. Khanna is actively involved in research and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on topics in spine surgery and orthopaedic surgery. He has edited two popular textbooks entitled "MRI Essentials for the Spine Specialist" and "MRI for Orthopaedic Surgeons." For patient care-related issues, please contact his office at (301)530-3220."
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5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Fracture
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26  Procedures

  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

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0 Sanctions

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  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Johns Hopkins University School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Cleveland Clinc Spine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Akhil Jay Khanna, MD
Dr. Khanna has helped me with severe scoliosis, ending with surgery in Feb 2018. It was a spinal fusion of 8 vertebrae, done jointly with Dr. Jeff Jacobson, a neurosurgeon. I am now free of the pain that had for 2 years. Dr. Khanna is very knowledgeable and provides information to patients via...Read More
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Madeleine Disario in Washington, DC – Sep 11, 2018
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Jay Khanna gave me my life back. My world crashed as I tried to navigate my way through severe stenosis at L-4, L-5, and S-1 vertebrae. I also had disc herniations. Dr. Khanna and his PA John Volatile guided me through the process of spinal infusions and physical therapy in an effort to mitigate...Read More
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Dustin in Bethesda, MD – Jul 03, 2018
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Dr Jay Khanna is a great surgeon. I was referred by a trusted medical professional friend that I have great trust in. I am very appreciative of Dr. Khanna's skill, expertise and care in performing my back surgery. I always felt I was in the hands of the best so once I knew the surgery was...Read More
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Iraj in VIENNA, VA – Jun 11, 2018
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Highly recommend. I consulted three other surgeons before deciding on Dr. Khanna. I had major back and spine issues for over 15 years that limited my lifestyle and activities. He was able to correct four major spine issues and a year later I was back to many normal activities, including golf. My...Read More
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John Gould in Leesburg, VA – May 16, 2018
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My impression about Dr Khanna is very highly skilled Surgent. I believe he is one of the best. I experienced smooth operation and very easy and painless recovery.
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Kay in Derwood MD – Mar 22, 2018
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