Monthly Spine Facts by Dr. Paul Saiz!
About Dr. Saiz
Currently practicing at Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates, Paul Saiz, MD, specializes in spinal surgery and spinal tumors, as well as in diseases of the lumbar, cervical, and thoracic spine.
There are two basic types of spine surgery. The first typically addresses pinched nerves. This procedure involves removing anatomy (bone, ligaments, or a disc) in order to open up space surrounding the nerves.
Saiz, Paul MD
675 Avenida de Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Paul Saiz, MD
A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Dr. Paul Saiz has moderated several Spine Paper Sessions at AAOS meetings. He also served on the organization’s Spine Program Subcommittee and is a past member of its Practice Management and Rehab Program Subcommittee.
Active in several other professional organizations as well, Dr. Saiz serves on the Coding Committee of the North American Spine Society. A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Paul Saiz, MD, has held certification since 2005. He is the only spine surgeon in Southern New Mexico who is Board Certified in Spine Surgery. Dr. Paul Saiz holds a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and has completed a surgical internship, an orthopaedic residency,
and two fellowships in Spinal Reconstruction and Musculoskeletal Oncology.
“During my final visit, I was so happy to be getting back off the temporary pain medication and to be released that I told your assistant that I was READY, I felt so good I was ready to go and even run a marathon. This statement was just a figure of speech at the time. Little did I know that it would become my life goal. I am happy to share that I have just ran my first half-marathon in January!! Yes, this person who couldn’t even stand in a line or take a stroll with her children or parents because of the pain just about 9 years ago is now in almost her two year training plan in running.“
“I want you to know how much you have given me back after surgery. I finally rode my horse for the first time in two years!“