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Amir Vokshoor, MD
Neurosurgeon
D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center
Marina del Rey, CA

About Amir Vokshoor, MD

Doctor Amir Vokshoor is a board certified and fellowship trained neurosurgeon. His practice focuses on the treatment of spinal disorders ranging from simple degenerative problems to complex reconstructive surgery for tumors, trauma, adult degenerative scoliosis, and spondylolisthesis. Dr. Vokshoor believes in a multi-disciplinary approach and treating patients non-surgically whenever possible. When surgery is required, he uses minimally invasive microsurgical techniques.

Dr. Vokshoor earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia of the Virginia Commonwealth University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his neurosurgery residency training at Ohio State University. Thereafter, he advance his skills and experience during a complex spine fellowship program at the University of South Florida.

He served as a North American Board Member of the International Spine Research Society (ARGOS) through collaboration with founding colleagues in Europe. Dr. Vokshoor is an active member of other prestigious medical societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), North America Spine Society (NASS), and California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS). He has made numerous contributions to peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Dr. Vokshoor's research focuses primarily on dynamic spinal stabilization through motion preservation and tissue restoration and regeneration.

Publications

Vokshoor A. Retrospective Evaluation of Decompressive Laminectomy in Private Practice, Extracurricular studies, Old Dominion University, 1992.

Vokshoor A. (under the preceptor ship of Keith Carson, PhD): Ultrastructure of the Olfactory Bulb in the Mammalian Brain, Old Dominion University, 1992.

Earll M, Wayne J, Brodrick C, Vokshoor A, Adelaar R. Contribution of the Deltoid Ligament to the Ankle Joint Contact Characteristics: A Cadaver Study, Foot and Ankle, 317-324:June 1996.

Wang J, Vokshoor A, Kim S, Elton S, Kosnik E, Bartkowski H. Pediatric Atlantoaxial Instability: Management with Screw Fixation, Pediatr Neurosurg 1999;30:70-78.

Elton S, Vokshoor A, Kosnik EJ. Spinal Cord. Tumor Presenting with Cerebral Atrophy. AANS Pediatric Section, Atlanta, 1999.

Vokshoor A, Boesel C, Boue’ D, Kosnik EJ. Histopathology of Carotid Aneurysmal Dilation after Surgery for Craniopharyngioma. AANS Annual Meeting. Submitted to Neurosurgery 2000. Presented at Ohio Neurosurgical Society, Cleveland, OH, 2000.

Vokshoor A, Balturshot G, Rusin J, Kosnik EJ. Predictive Value of MR Spectroscopy in Pediatric Brain Tumors. AANS Pediatric Section Oral and Poster Presentation. San Diego, CA 2000.

Vokshoor A, Rea GL, Jamali AR. Spinal Stenosis and Spondylolisthesis. eMedicine Orthopedic Textbook, (www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic305.htm) 2001.

Vokshoor A, Hajjar MV, Cahill DW. Surgical Treatment of Degenerative Scoliosis. AANS 2001 Abstract and Oral Presentation. AANS Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, Spring 2002..

Vokshoor A, McGregor J. Anatomy of the Olfactory System. eMedicine ENT online Textbook, (www.emedicine.com/ent/topic564.htm) 2001.

Vokshoor A, Moore L. Viral Meningitis. eMedicine Neurology Online Textbook, (www.emedicine.com/NEURO/topic607.htm) 2002.

Vokshoor A, Hajjar MV, Cahill DW. Effectiveness of Internal Direct Current Bone Growth Stimulator in Multilevel Fusion. Abstract and Poster Presentation. AANS Spine Section, Orlando, FL 2002.

Vokshoor A, Balturshot G, Zerick W. Predictive factors for adjacent segment degeneration above a previous lumbar fusion. 8th International ARGOS Symposium, Poster Presentation. Paris, France. January 29, 2003.

Vokshoor A. An Update on Traumatic Brain Injury Management Based on AANS Guidelines. Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care Physicians. CME presentation; Panorama City Medical Center, August 2003.

Vokshoor A, Rea GL. Cervical Stenosis, Spondylosis, Spondylotic Myelopathy, In: 5- Minute Neurology Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004, pp134-135.

Vokshoor A. Cervical Spine Surgery: Present, Past and Future Directions. Woodland Hills Medical Center, Neurocare Unit Educational Conference, March 2004.

Vokshoor A. Interventional Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures: an update, Internal Medicine Interdisciplinary Conference. CME presentation, January 2006.

Haskell G, Vokshoor A. Primum Non Nocere-First Do No Harm. Immediate immobilization of the injured cervical spine. Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), March 2006.

Case Studies Presented by Amir Vokshoor, MD

Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion using the Aspen™ Device

Presented by: A. Vokshoor MD

The patient is a 63-year-old active male who enjoys hiking, fishing and golf. He presents with lower back pain that radiates down the anterolateral thigh just to the knee; pain is mostly right-sided. Although he reports having back pain the past 1.5 years, pain has progressively worsened the last 4 months.

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