Dr. Lali Sekhon, MD

Dr. Lali Sekhon, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Lali Sekhon, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Sydney, Faculty Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

75 Pringle Way

Reno, NV 89502

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(775) 657-8844

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Low Back Pain
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more than 98% of peers
Spine Disorders
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more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Sekhon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sekhon "octor Sekhon is a board certified (FRACS) and double fellowship-trained spine neurosurgeon at Sierra Neurosurgery Group with locations in Reno and Carson City, Nevada. He has special expertise in the diagnosis and management of many conditions including cervical myelopathy, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal tumors, and trauma. Dr. Sekhon is a highly skilled spine neurosurgeon whose practice includes motion preservation techniques and technologies, artificial discs, dynamic stabilization, interbody fusion, and other procedures including minimally invasive spine surgery.Dr. Sekhon is Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine in Reno and Las Vegas. Prior to joining Sierra Neurosurgery Group, Dr. Sekhon was an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney with a clinical appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Injuries Unit (Head of Department) at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Ongoing areas of research interest include cervical and lumbar disc prostheses, spinal implant designs, bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), and spinal cord injury.Graduating with honors, Dr. Sekhon received his medical degree at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. Clinical sub-internships in neurology and neurosurgery were completed at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut followed by a pediatric neurosurgical clinical rotation a the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney. Also in Sydney, Dr. Sekhon completed, with distinction, a neurosurgical residency.Dr. Sekhon received advanced training during two different neurosurgical fellowship programs. The first at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and a combined orthopaedic/neurosurgical spinal fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital in Ontario, Canada. In addition, he received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Department of Surgery, University of Sydney, Australia.During his under-graduate, post-graduate, post-doctoral and post-fellowship training, Dr. Sekhon received a plethora of honors and awards including the Young Neurosurgeons Award from the World Federation of Neurosurgeons and Outstanding Clinical Research Award from the Cervical Spine Research Society. Dr. Sekhon continues to receive many honors, some repeatedly, such as the AMA Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation, Patient's Choice Award by MDX Medical, Inc. (2010-2013), Best Doctors in America Award (2010, 2011), "Becker's 60 Spine Inventors to Know" and the 2012 Best of Reno Awards in the Orthopedics PhysiciansDr. Sekhon is a member of numerous prestigious organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Joint Section AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve, Joint Section AANS/CNS Trauma and Critical Care, North American Spine Society (NASS), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Spine Trauma Study Group, and others.In 2010 he became a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS)."
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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Sekhon does not have any board certifications listed.

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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32  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Sydney, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Toronto Western Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • AMA Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation, 2006 and 2
  • Outstanding Clinical Research Award, at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, 2000
  • Americas Best Doctors, 2009-2011
  • Dun Prize for Surgery and Clinical Surgery, 1988
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2009-2011
  • Sydney B. Clipsham Prize for Operative Surgery, 1989
  • Young Neurosurgeons Award by the World Federation of Neurosurgeons, 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Lali Sekhon, MD
Dr. Sekhon provided excellent care before, during and after my procedure. He explained everything to me, both benefits and risks, so I felt that I could make my decision based the best information. His staff was friendly, caring and helpful. P A Greg was great. I had a very positive experience and...Read More
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Gary in Washoe Valley , NV – Sep 19, 2018
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Dr. Sekhon actually takes the time to listen to you, explain things in a way that you can understand and advocates for what is best for you - not for his bottom line. Dr. Sekhon's team is amazing, they do what they say they will do right away. They call you back very quickly and are always up to...Read More
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Christina in RENO, NV – Jul 31, 2018
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Dr. Sekhon performed a cervical spine fusion on me in April. The pre-care and after-care treatment that I've received have been outstanding. I would recommend him to all of my friends and relatives.
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John S. in Carson City, NV – Jun 12, 2018
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He is one of the BEST, as well as his whole staff. My husband had back surgery and would also give them a5 Star ?? ????????. We live in a small community out of Reno, NV and when running into anyone in our town that has back, neck, carpal tunnel 9 out of 10 have had their surgery’s done by Dr....Read More
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Sharon Madison in CA – Jun 08, 2018
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I recently had surgery in April a fusion procedure to restore the strength and use of my left arm. Dr. Sekhon and Curt Erickson both took extremely great care of me during this difficult time I now have the use of my left arm restored thanks to the staff at Nevada Neurosurgery forever grateful to...Read More
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RYAN S. in Reno, NV – Jun 08, 2018
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