Dr. Paul Saiz, MD

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Dr. Paul Saiz, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Las Cruces Orthopaedic Assocs 675 Avenida De Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88005 Get Directions
(575) 525-3535

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Care Philosophy

Our philosophy is patient education, maximizing conservative treatment and surgery as a last resort. Our hope is that by involving the patient in the decision making process, our outcomes and expectations of treatment are aligned. Surgery, when indicated, can improve a person's functional level and decrease pain.Read more

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B.S.: University of Notre Dame M.D.: Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Tx) Internship/ Residency: Phoenix...Read more

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Dr. Saiz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saiz to family and friends
3.4
based on 18 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Saiz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Alamogordo, NM |
No, not likelihood to recommend Dr. Saiz to family and friends. He scheduled me to have cervical spine surgery and knew all of my medical testings I had done prior to my scheduled surgery. He went ahead and did an open large incision on the front of my neck only to close me up and sent me home. He hasn't gotten back to me my calls go unanswered. He also billed my Insurance for $62,0000 for something he didn't do. I am still in extreme pain. Do not call or make appointments with this doctor.
in Las cruces, NM |
Dr. Paul Saiz has been my doctor Since 2007. I have received excellent care and medical advice from him. I trust him with my health and I know he is a great doctor dealing with spinal issues. Thank you Dr. Saiz Bests, Darrin Sweatt d.sweatt@hotmail.com
in Miami, FL |
traveled to see my mom who lives in cruces. Dr Saiz operated on a disc problem on her. she did well.
Ruidoso, NM |
Had a 9:00 am appt. and arrived on time, however, there were three people ahead of me, so I did not sign in until 9:03, so my appt. got cancelled because "the doctor is very busy and will not see anyone who is not "on time". If you have an appt. with this doctor I would suggest you be at least 15 minutes early, and then hope he is "on time".
in Las Cruces, NM |
Researched before my wife in for her surgery. Supposedly the best in the area. Maybe, but after care stinks. He never saw my wife after the procedure and after care appointment were very difficult to set up with him. The couple of times we saw him, he would never admit that the problems my wife is still having has anything to do with her back. Guess again, it does. My recommendation is to find someone in El Paso. My wife cannot get proper care in Las Cruces and we are looking else where.
Las Cruces, NM |
After having major back surgery I was left a cripple. Then when I wanted to see him after about one year he could not take the time to see me. He had his assistant see me with a new injury. He would not have the decency to come and say hello to me or talk to me about my new injury. Not happy with the results of my surgery or the after c are from him. Beware!!
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Dr. Saiz says...

B.S.:    University of Notre Dame

M.D.:   Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Tx)

Internship/ Residency: Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program

Spine Fellowship: Sonoran Spine Center (Phx, Az)

Musculoskeletal Tumor Fellowship: Rush/ Presbyterian (Chicago, Ill)

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Board Certified Spine Surgeon

Trained In Evidence Based Medicine

New Mexico State University Spine Physician

Dr. Saiz's Care Philosophy

Our philosophy is patient education, maximizing conservative treatment and surgery as a last resort. Our hope is that by involving the patient in the decision making process, our outcomes and expectations of treatment are aligned. Surgery, when indicated, can improve a person's functional level and decrease pain.

Dr. Saiz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    What is medical malpractice
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    Sanction

    Dr. Saiz has received 1 sanction

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    • Disciplinary action in another state (1/30/2017)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Saiz, Paul MD: License # 036105148: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has sister-state discipline in the State of Arizona. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued a REPRIMAND on the physician's license.
    • State: Illinois
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Maricopa Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Phoenix Orthopaedic Res Pgm

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

    Sonoran Spine Center, Mesa, Az

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Notre Dame

    Graduated in 1991

  • Other Education
    Evidence Based Medicine Training-Nass 2011

    Completed in 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery