Dr. Hamid Abbasi, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Abbasi
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Tristate 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. Dr. Abbasi has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Glacial Ridge Hospital and M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abbasi to book an appointment.


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Dr. Abbasi accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbasi treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of their peers

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

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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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  • Explained conditions well (31)
  • Listened & answered questions (30)
  • Office environment (30)
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  • Long wait times (21)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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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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Laura A – Jun 11, 2019
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Very thourough and has me on a wonderful road to recovery!
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Apr 18, 2019
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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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John Bowden in Maple Grove MN – Nov 01, 2018
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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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Daniel Arrowood in Boulder CO – Apr 29, 2018
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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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Dec 22, 2017
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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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Diick Pratt in DETROIT LAKES, Minnesota – Oct 14, 2017
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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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Daniel Skrove in Chanhassen, MN – Sep 09, 2017
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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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Cavalier, ND – May 14, 2017
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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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Kathy Murphy in Ottertail, MN – May 08, 2017
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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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Alex., MN – Apr 21, 2017
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By far the most knowledgeable doctor I have gone to for my back issues. He takes the time to make sure you understand what is going on and how he can help you. I have recommended him to a couple of friends. State of the art facility. Friendly helpful staff. I'm very glad I found Dr. Abbasi.
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Elizabeth in Montevideo – Feb 08, 2017
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Dr. Abbasi has the best bedside manner I have experienced. Not only in his office, but in the hospital as well. He made me feel very comfortable about the decision to have back surgery. He was very thorough in explaining everything from the beginning of appointments with him, all testing and results, and follow up appointments. I have already recommended him to a couple of acquaintances.
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Cindy Gilmore in Alexandria, MN – Feb 07, 2017
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Sufferer of horrific burning, disabling nerve pain. Year 2007 I received a (failed) lumbar spine fusion? Then referred to pain management. I Searched for help for 10 years. I was finally blessed when I was guided to Dr. Abbasi! 1rst visit, I asked if he could help rid me of bed bound pain. After tests and exam Dr. Abbasi said YES! It's your SI joint, or joints. Dr. Abbasi a caring, professional surgeon! Did take the burning pain away, 4 days ago! Thank you Dr. Abbasi! All staff! Thank God!
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Livgain in Montevideo MN 56265 – Jan 22, 2017
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I have searched for help from disabling pain after receiving a failed lumbar fusion, ( since 2007) Dr. Abbasi asked many questions, ordered tests; x Ray, CAT scan, MRI. On the first visit Dr. Abbasi, told me he could help. He performed all test injections himself, so as to find the source of that burning horrid pain, or nerve pain that often confined me to my bed. Dr. Abbasi the only surgeon, that did check my SI joints. 4 days post op, SI joint fusion surgery. I thank God, I thank Dr. Abbasi!
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Livagain in New London, MN – Jan 21, 2017
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Dr Abbasi gets right to the point, doesn't tip toe around. The first time I saw him he said right away he sees the problem but first we must take all the necessary steps, PT, Disco Gram & final decision. The Disco Gram really did show my major issue taking place. So we set up surgery to repair damaged area. Right away the pain I had was gone, now just a short recovery time thanks to the minimal surgery he preforms. He is very good at making sure your recovery is has painless as possible.
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Joseph Herget in Brainerd, MN – Sep 26, 2016
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i had lots of neck and back where it was hard to stand or sit. So my local doctor told see Dr. abbasi. And i glad i did the pain down the arms and down the legs was gone right after surgery. if ever in my life i issues again with my back. Dr. abbasi is who i will see again. 5 stars in my book
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kevin johnson in BEARDSLEY MN – Sep 13, 2016
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I have had spine surgery in the past done the old way and they were pure hell. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Abbasi and after taking an MRI he told me (you are really in bad shape but the good news is I can fix you). And he has kept his word. The surgery went very fast and I was out of bed and walking 4 hours later. This was the most remarkable treatment I have ever had. Arlo Buchholz Grove City, MN
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Arlo Buchholz in Grove City, MN – Aug 12, 2016
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I was referred to Dr. Abbasi after many years of pain. He tried many things, but it came down to surgery. Today, I have little to no pain. Dr. Abbasi's bedside manner is outstanding, and the education and explanations he provides for a patient are just as outstanding. I would highly recommend him and his staff.
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Ms. Betty in Underwood, MN – Aug 08, 2016
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I seen a doctor in California for 7 years that neglected what Dr. Abassi compassionately careds for. I am now in the process of being healed and I thank Dr. Abassi and all his years of college. He strives to do what us ordinary citizens do not. The special thing is that we can all connect in a very ordinary way. He excels and the love for what he does shines through in his spirit each time I meet with him in his office. I am so great full that God lead me to the Tristate Brain and Spine Institut
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Ms. Mara in Fergus Falls, Mn. – Jul 23, 2016
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After a 2 level micodiscecomyou and still in pain. Abbas I did all the right steps to get a Ollif fusion aproved. Which was done March 10th, all other medical options didn't work and the Ollif procedure was able to relieve all my pain and I feel great
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Jeremiah Lorensen in Willmar, mn – Jul 11, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Hamid Abbasi, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Alexandria, MN. Dr. Abbasi has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Glacial Ridge Hospital and M Health Fairview Ridges ...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Methodist Hospital

Languages

  • Persian
  • German
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Tristate Brain & Spine Institute

Tri State Brain/Spine Institute6600 STATE HIGHWAY 29 S Alexandria, MN 56308
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Riverview Specialty Clinic

Riverview Health323 S Minnesota St Crookston, MN 56716
2

Affiliated Hospitals

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Glacial Ridge Hospital

Glenwood, MN

93% Patient experience rating, 24% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital

Burnsville, MN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Maple Grove Hospital

Maple Grove, MN

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

North Memorial Health

Robbinsdale, MN

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Riverview Hospital

Crookston, MN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank Campus

Minneapolis, MN

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average