Dr. Usman Zahir, MD

Dr. Usman Zahir, MD

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(571) 470-7906

Dr. Usman Zahir, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lansdowne, VA. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zahir to book an appointment.

Locations

The Orthopedic Group

The Orthopedic Group19450 Deerfield Ave Ste 200 Lansdowne, VA 20176
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The Orthopedic Group24430 Stone Springs Blvd Unit 100b Dulles, VA 20166
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Dr. Zahir's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zahir

4.9

Based on 42 ratings

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What went well
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  • Explained conditions well (39)
  • Listened & answered questions (39)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Dr.Zahir took care of my herniated disk at l5/s1 this February 2021. When I first met dr.Zahir I was unable to walk and nothing that I have tried helped my back and sciatica pain. He is very professional and attentive. Great bedside manner, explained everything very well. He also took his time to properly diagnose my condition. I am very satisfied. I held off writing my review until after I had endoscopic discectomy on my l5/s1 disc herniation. The surgery went well and I am on my way to recovery. Dr.Zahir is very talented surgeon and the surgery is a lot less invasive compared to microdiscectomy. I can now honestly say I was very lucky that I have met Dr.Zahir and that he was the surgeon who performed my spinal surgery. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and I wish that I done this surgery sooner.
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Roman – Mar 06, 2021
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I went to Dr.Zahir for a second opinion. So happy I made the visit. My first surgeon (after an MRI) was one video visit, then about six minutes of you need the surgery, talk to the scheduler. Not so with Dr. Zahir. I was involved in reviewing the MRIs, a good explanation of the surgery, and then a very helpful prompt response to some subsequent questions. A+ rating for quality doctor/patient communication. I am confident the surgery and post surgery experience will be A+ as well.
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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Aug 19, 2020
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L3 L4 L5 cleanup procedure Jan 2020 at Spotsy Regional Med Center. Hospital staff were superb. Intake receptionist had the list of contracted medical specialists working on my body, ready for me to review and confirm that they were "in-network" (for my med insurance ). Then it was off to the same-day surgery suite. Anesthesiologist had me down and up right on time, zero memories. After surg, the surgical attending RN stayed with me until discharge. Surgeon debriefed me and wife. Gave us before and after printed pix of my sciatica area. All is well. I chose this hospital because the staff are paid based on patient critiques (like this one). I feel like I'm the only pt in the place, and i have the full attention of the staff. Dr U. Zahir is my surgeon who specialized in microscopy surgery. Tiny access holes means less tissue to repair and heal. When you need the best, enlist Dr. Usman Zahir.
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
8 people found this helpful
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Scott B. – Jan 11, 2020
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I absolutely love Dr. Zahir. He is a wonderful doctor and surgeon who truly cares about his patients. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an orthopedic doctor.
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May 10, 2019
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He immediately returned my call when I called about my injury and made arrangements for my office visit. When I arrived his staff was very helpful. My MRI was scheduled and he reviewed and gave me my treatment options. Wonderful and talented doctor
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Thomas Mattingly in Leonardtown, MD – Apr 14, 2019
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Dr. Zahir was absolutely fantastic. I first went to see him due to a back injury (herniated disc at L5) and his knowledge of my condition was impressive. I will never forget the first words that he said to me "So, this isn't the first time you have experienced this, is it?". Just from my MRI he was able to see that I had a buildup of scar tissue and had several past injuries. After surgery I am now 3 months out and feeling fantastic! Thank you Dr. Zahir.
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Nick – Feb 23, 2019
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Great Dr! I went from eating pain pills like candy, and barely being able to walk, to zero pain ! Life changing ! Dr Zihar is the best ! I wold recommend him to anyone.
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Stephanie Van Zandt in Fredericksburg , VA – Feb 21, 2019
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Awesome experience. The best doctor I have seen in years. He listens and understands your concerns. He explains everything in a manner that the patient can understand. I would recommend to anyone. Well worth the trip from Southern Maryland.
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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David Hoffman in Mechanicsville, MD – Sep 09, 2018
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Dr. Zahir saved my arm and I'll be forever appreciate
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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Lina Johnson in Spotsylvania, VA – Aug 03, 2018
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ACDF C4-7. Great bedside manner. Checked in on me 3 or 4 times a day after surgery. Highly recommend this doctor.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Greg – Jul 20, 2018
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I recently visited Dr. Zahir for first time, and I am very happy with my experience there. They scheduled me as a new patient sooner than I expected and on the appointment day I did not wait a lot either. Dr. Zahir and all personel are so kind and nice. Dr. Zahir explained everything so clear for me and listened to me. He gain my trust since first visit.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Jamille in VA – Jul 19, 2018
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For 2 years I have been told that the herniated disc in my neck and back by my employers doctors was not the reason I was feeling pain after my motorcycle accident in 2016. It took 20 minutes of meeting with Dr. Zahir and a set of MRI’s to finally know that the herniated disc in my neck has been causing the problem the whole time. He listened to all my concerns and did a full exam and came up with my options to include surgery. I have exhausted every other option. Can’t wait to be pain free.
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
5 people found this helpful
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JAMES ANTONIO in Spotsylvania – Jul 15, 2018
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I was initially so impressed by Dr Zahir and his whole office staff, but I’m left wondering about the doctor’s lack of response. My appointment was on a Monday and he spent a considerable amount of time explaining my physical problem and how it could be addressed. The understanding was that he would get back to me within 24 hours regarding treatment; it is now Friday and I have not heard a word even after calling his office twice. Even for a busy doctor, this seems incredibly unprofessional.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Carolyn – Jun 29, 2018
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He's very, very professional, yet sensitive to how he addresses me. I felt very confident that he was the best surgeon for me. His staff was also warm and professional. I'm not at all afraid of my surgery because of them, especially Dr. Zahir.
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 Efthemes in Stafford – May 23, 2018
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Fractured my foot. Dr. Zahir came highly recommend. Wait time was minimal. He was very friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and made me feel at ease. His assistant, who casted my foot did a a great job. I was pleased with my experience.
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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Robert Cooper in Colonial Beach , VA – May 19, 2018
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Dr. Zahir has been fantastic. He has taken my care to a whole new level. He took the time to personally call me with hes findings and treatment plan. He took the time to explain the whole procedure and what to expect. He took the time to answer all my questions.
What went well
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Dave in Fredericksburg va – Apr 11, 2018
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I started seeing Dr. Zahir last summer after I was not pleased with my former orthopedic doctor from a well known practice in Richmond, Va. Dr. Zahir is amazing!! He listens carefully to all of your concerns, and takes his time in exploring all options, discussing possible treatments, and outcomes. I highly recommend Dr. Zahir to anyone who needs to see an orthopedic doctor. He is very patient, kind, and knowledgeable. He truly makes you feel like he cares about your concerns and treatment.
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
2 people found this helpful
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L. A. in Fredericksburg, Va – Apr 09, 2018
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Very thorough and caring Dr! Goes out of his way to explain everything! Never thought I’d do back surgery , best thing I’ve done!
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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Nancy Mason – Apr 08, 2018
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I needed a second opinion. Had I went to Dr. Zahir in the first place I wouldn't have needed one. The people are extremely helpful. I was able to get an appointment next day. I actually saw Dr. Zahir and he was not in a rush and took the time to explain my condition and answer every question I had and went over my treatmet options. The first pace I went to I couldn't get in to see the doctor only physician assistants. After 4 visits I was still unclear on diagnosis.
What went well
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Tiffany in Stafford – Mar 12, 2018
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I met with Dr Zahir for 2nd opinion in Sept '17, prior to surgery with a different surgeon - he concurred with the first surgeon's recommendations and even though I really liked Dr Zahir, I stuck with my original surgeon for the surgery. Big mistake - I met recently with Dr Zahir and he confirmed that I now needed a 2nd surgery but this time I need a specialist in a particular procedure that is only done at VCU or UVA. Dr Zahir has excellent "bedside" manner, is personable and great staff.
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Bob J in Fredericksburg – Mar 11, 2018
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Dr. Zahir's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zahir treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zahir treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Zahir treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zahir treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Zahir treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Zahir's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Zahir's practice philosophy centers on patient education. He takes pride in promoting a patient centered approach in the treatment of neck and back conditions.

Biography

Dr. Usman Zahir is a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon proudly serving the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. As a leading endoscopic spine specialist,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
University Of Maryland
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Usman Zahir, MD?

Call (571) 470-7906 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Usman Zahir, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Zahir has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Usman Zahir, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Usman Zahir, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zahir frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zahir treats.

Where is Dr. Usman Zahir, MD's office located?

Dr. Zahir's office is located at 19450 Deerfield Ave Ste 200, Lansdowne, VA 20176. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.