Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD

Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

3939 Houma Blvd Ste 21

Metairie, LA 70006

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shamieh "In 2010 I was run over by an SUV and seriously injured.  I was in ICU for two weeks. 

While my accident almost killed me, it also made me a more compassionate person, and a better surgeon.  When I tell my patients I understand how they feel, it's not just something they told me to say in med school.  I really do I understand the fear, frustration and anxiety associated with a major medical trauma.  Will I walk again?  Will I ever get better?  Will this pain ever go away? 

Of all of the training I've received, the best lessons I've learned started under the wheels of a Cadillac Escalade.  When I tell a patient, "I've been there," they can rest assured that I really have. 

Because of my experiences, I'm passionate about how my practice delivers treatment to my patients. "

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
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24  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Louisiana State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Louisiana St University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • The Spine Institute Of Arizona
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shamieh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shamieh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shamieh to family and friends
47 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

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Dr. Shamieh's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Shamieh made the most drastic change in my life on 4/30/18 for the BETTER. He was top-notch A-1 from my 1st visit with him through follow up. I suffered from chronic pain from L5-S1 which later resulted in a pars fracture compressing the sciatic nerve for 10 years! He performed an ALIF/PLIF on...more
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I had seen another doctor who suggested a discectomy and fusion of my c5 c6. I really didn’t want that and researched other options. Dr. Shameih offered a total disc replacement. He wasn’t in network with my insurance, but his office did everything to get in network. I had my surgery, and was in...more
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Since before my first neck surgery, I had a hard time trusting doctors. Now I’m seeing Dr. Shamieh for my back and neck. I finally found a Doctor I can trust. He has explained to me what was going and how he was going to do to fix it. He’s has been compassionate and caring. Since 1985, this is...more
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While I am somewhat satisfied with my procedure results I want to warn others that once you pass the "global period" for follow up visits the cost for an office visit is 700.00!!!!! When I complained about it I was told "We are specialists." I didn't even see a doctor. I saw the Physician's...more
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My 19 year old son had a herniated disc that we battled for a year. We tried injections, medicine..etc! Nothing was working. We met with Dr Shamieh and within 2 mins we knew that this was the Dr that was going to give him his life back. As parents we were a nervous wreck but Dr Shamieh knew...more
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