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Dr. Hamid Abbasi, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Abbasi

Tri State Brain/Spine Institute

6600 State Highway 29 S Alexandria, MN 56308

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Dr. Hamid Abbasi, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Alexandria, MN and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Ruprecht-Karl-University / Medical Faculty in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive neurological spine surgery.


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Dr. Abbasi accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Abbasi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbasi treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Abbasi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spinal Fusion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbasi performs Spinal Fusion more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abbasi performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Scoliosis
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Dr. Abbasi treats Scoliosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Abbasi treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar

Dr. Abbasi's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Abbasi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abbasi

4.7

Based on 35 reviews

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Dr Abbassi caused nerve injury in my spine while doing a dye injection for a myelogram (CT with contrast). Over 2 months later, I still have weakness and loss of muscle control in my lower right leg. He also recommended a surgical procedure that another surgeon told me would have been a big mistake. I would not recommend going to this doctor.
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Very thourough and has me on a wonderful road to recovery!
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I had been falling down for three years. I had seen several neurologists and two other neurosurgeons who said there was nothing wrong with me. I finally found Dr Abbasi and he proceeded to find out what was wrong with me. The disk at S8/9 was pressing on my spinal cord causing the weakness in my legs. He did surgery in December of 2016 to which I recovered in less than 30 days. I thank God for finding Dr Abbasi as I would have had to go in a nursing home if he hadn't fixed my back.
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I'm a 57 year-old with constant back pain for >30 years after an accident. my pain progressed whereby it was constantly at 5 or higher. I had a spinal fusion at L5-S1 in 2009 and the pain was reduced 60%, a "good outcome". the relief lasted only 4 years, then my L4-L5 started causing worse pain and sciatica. Wary of surgery chasing the pain up my spine. I put it off until i couldnt walk. Dr Hamid. performed an OLLIF and laminectomy. Within one day, the pain was completely gone. Hello, new life!
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After several years of just dealing, I was recommended to see Dr. Abbasi, I had already seen 2 other surgeons and was not happy with the way they viewed me, my problem, and how they wanted to treat me. After meeting Dr Abbasi, I knew quickly he was the right surgeon for me. The pain and numbness that radiated down my leg is gone and the low back pain is non-existent; prior to surgery I was always at an 8/10 and falling on my face. I wish I would have met Dr. Abbasi years ago.
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My Chiropractor Chris Singer recommended I consult with Dr, Abbasi about my left leg sciatic pain. When I did, Dr. Abbasi said he could get rid of the pain! He did it in 82 minutes on the operating table. When I woke up the pain was gone. I walked the halls in the hospital that afternoon.and went home a day and a half later. Everyone at the Brain & Spine Institute are very professional, friendly and well organized. All my questions were answered. An excellent and very successful experience.
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Outstanding patient care and wonderful interaction! Best Dr I've had in years, you just don't see the kind of care the Dr. Abbasi provides.
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After suffering for 6 years, he was the one that fixed me and I no longer have any pain.
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Dr. Abbasi performed a spinal fusion on my L3-L/5 in Nov of 2016. My experience has been excellent. He has a great bedside manner. It's important to him you understand the procedure and he is very patient answering questions. Even though I had two previous back surgeries in the 1990's resulting in scar tissue, I was able to have the minimally invasion procedure Dr. Abbasi has perfected. The difference in my recovery now compared to two decades ago is amazing! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Abbasi!
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Dr Abbasi explains what he finds, is going to do and what to expect, very well. He spends time with his patients. The work he did on my back went very well. I recommend him.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Hamid Abbasi, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Alexandria, MN and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Ruprecht-Karl-University / Medical Faculty in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive neurological spine surgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Utmb
Residency Hospital
2002
Darthmoth Hitchcock Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1996
Ruprecht-Karl-University / Medical Faculty
Medical School
Hermann/Lbj Ut-Houston Med Sch
M D Anderson Cancer Ctr
Methodist Hospital
2008
2002
1996

Languages

  • German
  • Persian
  • English

Affiliated Hospitals

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

Maple Grove Hospital

Maple Grove, MN

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

Riverview Hospital

Crookston, MN

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

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