Shyam M. Shridharani
Dr. Shridharani has been a practicing spine surgeon for approximately 11 years. He completed his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and University of California San Diego. His special skills include spinal microsurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. He provides comprehensive spine surgical care. Dr. Shridharani has taught and trained many medical students and resident (apprentice) surgeons. He has leadership roles within the hospital and is also asked to speak at national meetings and teach other surgeons. He has several published book chapters and journal articles.
Prior to joining Abrazo Medical Group, Dr. Shridharani was the Section Chief of Spine Surgery at the University of Arizona. My areas of expertise include cervical (neck) , thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar (low-back) spinal disorders. He commonly treat cervical spinal stenosis, cervical radiculopathy, cervical myelopathy, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar disc herniations, sciatica, scoliosis, metastatic cancer of the spine, and spine trauma. Dr. Shridharani’s advanced skills and surgical techniques include spinal microsurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, conventional spine surgery, spinal instrumentation, spinal decompression, spinal fusion, and complex spine surgery. Although his expertise is primarily surgical, he believes that patients should undergo a trial of nonsurgical treatments such as injections and physical therapy (when appropriate) prior to considering spine surgery.
Dr. Shridharani’s guiding principles are providing excellent surgical care; building strong relationships with patients and their families; embracing a health care team approach in which everyone has an important role; maximizing nonsurgical management before considering surgical intervention; listening carefully to patients and their families; and creating an individual approach for each patient’s needs. These values allow him to ensure the best possible surgical outcomes for patients and develop trusting relationships with patients and their families.