Dr. Said Osman, MD

Dr. Said Osman, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Said Osman, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Frederick, MD and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Nairobi, College Of Health Sciences in 1977 and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

65 Thomas Johnson Dr Ste D

Frederick, MD 21702

Contact Information

(240) 367-9601

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 89% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 87% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Osman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Osman "Said Osman, M.D. relocated to the United States of America after his post-doctoral training, first in general surgery, and later specializing in orthopedic surgery, in the United Kingdom. He became Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, both in general and orthopedic surgery before relocating to the United States in 1992. To qualify for Board Certification in the USA, Dr. Osman repeated his orthopedic residency, and also took his fellowship training in spine surgery, graduating in 1999, from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is Board Certified and a Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Osman has successfully practiced orthopedic surgery for 16 years. Dr. Osman's mission in life has been to pioneer micro-spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS) and endoscopic spine surgery. He has been involved in the development and patenting of numerous surgical Intellectual Properties, including the Uni-directional Dynamic Spinal Fixation Device, a method for post-operatively compressing a bone graft, the Biologic Intramedullary Fixation device, and the Trans-pedicular Partial Disc Arthroplasty, just to name a few. He continues to enhance minimally invasive spine surgery, motion preservation and percutaneous fusion, innovative operating room drapery, and tissue modulation technology including laser thermos-discoplasty. Dr. Osman is an active lecturer and diplomat for redefining innovative treatments of debilitating spinal disorders and spinal segmental motion preservation. He has served as a spinal consultant to leading spine companies related to MISS technology. He practices general orthopedic surgery, but his sub-specialty and main focus is endoscopic and endoscopically-assisted spine surgery. He is passionate about minimizing the normal tissue trauma while removing the pain generator of the spine. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his contribution to the field of minimally invasive spine surgery and continues to publish and lecture worldwide about his success in using the least invasive spinal techniques. Dr. Osman also performs complex open and minimally invasive spine procedures; minimally invasive and complex joint replacements; sports medicine; hand and foot surgery as well as orthopedic trauma surgery. Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Said Osman has brought innovation and unprecedented advancement to the field of orthopedic spine surgery. As a world-renowned spine surgeon, his quest to develop the latest techniques in minimally invasive spine procedures is only exceeded by his need to provide the very best care for his patients. Dr. Osman finds true recognition in the relief and increased quality of life that his patients experience, he has also been lauded with numerous honors, like the prestigious Kambin Foundation Annual Award for research in the field of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and the Best Resident Research Paper Award by Ohio Orthopedic Society. With a thorough understanding of the toll that back pain and neck pain can take on a person's life, Dr. Osman truly feels that traditional open back and open neck procedures should not be the only option available to patients."


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Care Philosophy

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  • Keep treatment focus on the patient and their needs - education, fair and accurate treatment, excellent customer service and fantastic, pain-free outcomes.
  • Keep treatment focus of spinal conditions on precise anatomic classification system.
  • Perform targeted diagnostic and therapeutic injections with view of determining the source of pain and provide pain relief.
  • Institute thorough and standardized non-operative care.
  • Institute standardized patient- and disease-specific pre-operative protocols to determine appropriate surgical intervention.
  • Apply individualized endoscopic and endoscopically-assisted surgical intervention based on precise diagnostic tools.
  • Promote the evolution of the least traumatic and highly effective treatment options associated with the least amount of complication and disruption of normal activities.
  • Create effective training environment for surgeons and pain management doctors to learn new concepts and technologies.


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5  Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

104  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain


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72  Procedures


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Kangaru School, Embu, Kenya
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Nairobi, College Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • United Kingdom at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Resident's Paper - Ohio Orthopedic Society, 1996
  • The Kambin Foundation Annual Award for the best paper in the field of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery,, 1994
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Osman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Osman to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Osman'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 (2)

Dr. Osman thinks outside the box when it comes to minimally invasive. He answered every question and thoroughly cared about making sure I got the relief I needed. This site has the wrong address though. He's at 65-D Thomas Johnson Drive.
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Dr Osman may not have the best bed-side manner, but he is the most knowledgeable, talented and educated spine surgeon I have had the opportunity to encounter.
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