Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 48

Neurosurgery

Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New Orleans, LA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIV OF ROCHESTER SCH OF MED & DENTISTRY in 2005. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Bakersfield. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD

Tulane Neuroscience Center

1415 Tulane Ave Fl 5 New Orleans, LA 70112
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Dr. Keshavarzi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Keshavarzi treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Keshavarzi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Keshavarzi treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Keshavarzi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Keshavarzi treats Myelopathy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Keshavarzi treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Keshavarzi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Astrocytoma
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Keshavarzi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Keshavarzi

4.4

Based on 38 ratings

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Life saving surgery
In March 2020, I was diagnosed with an aggressive malignant tumor on my thoracic spine. Dr. Keshavarzi performed surgery to remove the tumor and repair the damage done to my spine. He’s one cool customer! He is an exceptional surgeon with a kind heart.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John Farley – Jun 22, 2022
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Dr. Keshavarzi is incredible. I had ACDF C3/C4 surgery and I couldn’t be happier. He is professional, kind, a great listener, and an amazing surgeon. I did a ton of research in choosing a surgeon and I know I picked the best. If I had to have another ACDF surgery, he’d be the only person I’d allow do it. Eternally grateful for his expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laura E. – Dec 16, 2021
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Dr Keshavarzi is an amazing physician. I went to him for second opinion but then decided to use him for my fusion. He is knowledgeable, informative and assuring in his approach. He explains completely and does not rush thru the appointment. His staff are pleasant and have a caring attitude. Chelsea his PA is awesome too. My surgical experience was made stress free! As a critical care charge nurse, i highly reccomend this physician and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 20, 2020
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I am a 49 y/o male who suffered from a a herniated disc which got progressively worse over a 20 year period of time. In 2018 I spent 4 days in a hospital in Canada being jolted continuously by the disc pressing on my nerves, I realized I had to look at more serious corrective options once again. I visited Dr. K in mid 2018 and he recommended XLIF surgery (a less invasive form of fusion). Given the bad rap fusion has, I decided to take a conservative approach once again and see if I could make progress, knowing full well that if I didn't get back to where I was before the hospitalization I would go with Dr. K's recommendation. Over the next 6 months my improvement was slow and I was still limited in my activities. I decided to visit Dr. K once more and let him know my decision to get surgery. He was thorough and detailed in his explanation, empathetic with my concerns, but transmitted confidence in the end result once the issue was corrected. The surgery was scheduled for 08/02/1
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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DG – Jan 15, 2020
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I had several conditions clustered near my L5 and L4 that progressively deteriorated after my 68 birthday. I experienced a crippling sciatic pain in my left leg, developed a noticeable limp, and my daily activities became significantly affected. Dr. Keshavarzi explained what he could do to alleviate my condition, advised about the risks involved in the surgery, and gave me time to decide what was best for me. The surgery went well. All my symptoms have disappeared. I thank Dr. Keshavarzi for his skill and bedside manners. I strongly recommend Dr. Keshavarzi to anyone needing to repair their back/spine. I trusted my future to him, and he did not disappoint me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fernando Urioste – Dec 04, 2019
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Dr. Keshavarzi is an excellent and compassionate surgeon with a very confident and calming demeanor. He explains the procedure in detail and listens for any concerns without demeaning any frivolous questions I may have. Best of all, he solved my bothersome herniated disc and had me back to normal in no time. I would highly recommend him for any neurological procedure he would advise.
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Ron Prystawski in Coral Springs – Jan 08, 2019
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Dr. Keshavarzi is a wonderful doctor. Always nice, polite, efficient, and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia Turner in Bakersfield, CA – Sep 09, 2018
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Outstanding experience, walked me through each step of what to expect from procedure. Pain is gone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 21, 2017
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Wonderful-not enough good things to say about Dr. Keshavarzi.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 13, 2017
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My experience was wonderful with Dr. Keshavarzi and staff. He took the time to make sure all of my questions were answered and I didn't fee rushed.He educated me on my procedure and made me feel comfortable with my decision to go through with my surgery. I would definitely recommend Dr. Keshavarzi to my family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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CS – Mar 13, 2017
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I felt safe with someone who knew what he was doing. I think he takes pride in what he is doing and cares about his patients. We are just not a number to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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CC in Thousand Oaks, CA – Mar 03, 2017
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His bedside manner put me at ease. I would recommend him to all and would trust him with my loved ones.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 14, 2017
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Very thorough, informative about everything and I feel confident.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 08, 2017
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Dr. Keshavarzi and his staff were amazing! From the office visits, to his bedside manners, I felt at ease and confident with my surgery. His compassion towards the patient is evident. Thank you Dr. K, I feel I have my normal & pain free back!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 08, 2017
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Dr. Keshavarzi was and is like a breath of fresh air in Bakersfield. I am grateful for his vast experience and ability to methodically diagnose. I came in with a 26 year back damage, pain and a failed surgery. His plan and surgery were executed well and six months later I have recovered.His kind and thoughtful communication with me and my family went above and beyond expectations. His bedside manner is superb.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TW – Jan 23, 2017
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He repaired a disc and inserted a plate in my neck. I had bone spurs that were touching nerves every time I moved that sent excruciating pain up the back of my neck in to my skull. He completely eliminated that for which I am forever grateful. My scar is minimal and I am a very satisfied patient!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 22, 2017
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Dr Keshavarzi is very knowledgeable and thorough. He explained everything completely as he went along.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SM – Jan 17, 2017
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I was very apprehensive about having surgery on my neck but Dr. Keshavarzi convinced me that it was needed ASAP. I have to say I was amazed at how little discomfort I experienced. Very Happy!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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G.B. – Jan 14, 2017
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Dr. K is a kind, gifted surgeon. Fast appointment time. Great bed side manner. Explains everything very clear. Will take his time. Very pleased, no more pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TD – Jan 14, 2017
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Dr. Keshavarzi is an amazing person and doctor. My experience with him has been nothing but fantastic. After my surgery I no longer have pain and am feeling 100%.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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BD – Jan 14, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Keshavarzi is a board-certified, dual fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in both adult and pediatric complex spine including spinal deformity/scoliosis....Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
University of San Diego
Residency Hospital
2011
University of California San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University of San Diego
Internship Hospital
2005
UNIV OF ROCHESTER SCH OF MED & DENTISTRY
Medical School
1997
University of Michigan
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Persian

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD treat?

Dr. Keshavarzi frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis of Spine, Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Myelopathy. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD's office address?

Dr. Keshavarzi's office is located at 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 5, New Orleans, LA 70112. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Keshavarzi is able to speak Farsi and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD is affiliated with Adventist Health Bakersfield.

Is Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

How much experience does Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD have?

Dr. Keshavarzi has over 17 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Dr. Sassan Keshavarzi, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Tulane Neuroscience Center

Tulane Neuroscience Center1415 Tulane Ave Fl 5 New Orleans, LA 70112
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Tulane Doctors Neurosciences - Metairie

Tulane Doctors - Neurosciences - EJGH4224 Houma Blvd Ste 540 Metairie, LA 70006
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Health Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2023)