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Dr. K. Samer Shamieh Board Certified, Fellowship Trained


Northshore spine surgeon, Dr. K. Samer Shamieh, MD, grew up in Louisiana. Dr. Shamieh played tennis for the nationally top-ranked LSU Tigers. He received his medical degree and completed his Orthopaedic Residency from Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

“Fellowship Trained” means Dr. Shamieh completed a Neurosurgical/Orthopaedic Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery training program at The Spine Institute of Arizona under the guidance of Edward J. Dohring, MD.

Dr. Shamieh applies a comprehensive evaluation and treatment process designed to help his patients achieve active, pain-free lifestyles. Patients seeking back surgery are strongly encouraged to ask questions, discuss treatment options and to take an active role in the entire process. Dr. Shamieh believes that spine surgery should be considered only when all conservative treatments fail. Dr. Shamieh’s patients are fully educated about the nature of their illness, planning the surgery, post-operative events and the time frame for return to normal activities.

Dr. Shamieh breaks the typical mold of a New Orleans spine surgeon by exhibiting compassionate care and a down-to-earth personality. By combining the very latest techniques with proven traditional methods, Dr. Shamieh is able to offer patients the best care possible. Learn more about Dr. Shamieh’s patients and their results in AVALA Spine’s testimonials.

Dr. Shamieh’s area of expertise is in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. This approach provides smaller incisions, reduces the risk of infection, minimizes post-operative discomfort, and results in shorter recovery times.

When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Shamieh enjoys spending time with his wife and family, and being outdoors enjoying Louisiana’s sportsman’s paradise!

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