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Armen R. Deukmedjian, MD
Neurosurgeon
Neuspine Institute
Wesley Chapel, FL

About Armen R. Deukmedjian, MD

Dr. Armen Deukmedjian is a fellowship trained Neurosurgeon at Neuspine Institute in Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Deukmedjian specializes in non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment of simple and complex spinal disorders of the neck and back. His clinical interests include spondylosis (spinal arthritis), degenerative scoliosis, spinal trauma, fractures and tumors.

Dr. Deukmedjian received his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC where he graduated with highest distinction as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. He completed a seven-year neurosurgical residency and enfolded fellowship program in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Complex Spine Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL mentored by Juan Uribe, MD.

He is a member of many spine societies, including the Society of Lateral Access Surgery, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

1.Deukmedjian AR, Ahmadian A, Manwaring J, Uribe JS. “Minimally Invasive Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy From the Lateral Approach: A Technical Note.” (In Progress)

2. Beckman JM, Murray G, Bach K, Deukmedjian AR, Uribe JS. “Percutaneous Minimally Invasive (MIS) Guide Wire-less Self-Tapping  Pedicle Screw Placement in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: Safety and Initial Clinical Experience: Technical Note.” Neurosurgery. August 2015.

3. Uribe JS, Deukmedjian AR. “Visceral, vascular, and wound complications following over 13,000 lateral interbody fusions: a survey study and literature review.” European Spine Journal. April 2015.

4. Uribe JS, Deukmedjian AR, Mundis GM, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, Eastlack R, Wang M, Mummaneni PV, Anand N, Fessler R, LaMarca F, Park P, LaFage V, Shaffrey CI, Deviren V, International Spine Study Group. “Are Complications in Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) Surgery Related to Approach or Patient Characteristics? A Prospective Propensity Matched Cohort Analysis of Minimally Invasive (MIS), Hybrid (HYB), and Open (OPEN) Approaches.” Neurosurgical Focus. May 2014.

5. Deukmedjian AR, Le TV, Turner AWL, Manwaring J, Uribe JS.  “Corpectomy Cage Subsidence With Rectangular Versus Round Endcaps: a Biomechanical Study.” Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. May 2014.

6. Manwaring J, Ahmadian A, Bach K, Deukmedjian AR, Smith DA, Uribe JS. “Management of Sagittal Balance in Adult Spinal Deformity with the Minimally Invasive Anterolateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Radiographic Study.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. May 2014.

7. Park MS, Deukmedjian AR, Uribe JS. “Minimally invasive anterolateral corpectomy for spinal tumors.” Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. April 2014.

8. Bach K, Ahmadian A, Deukmedjian AR, Uribe JS. “MIS Techniques in Adult Degenerative Spinal Deformity: A Systematic Review.” Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, CORR: MIS Spine Symposium. February 2014.

9. Park MS, Deukmedjian AR, Ahmadian AA, Uribe JS. “Global Sagittal Balance: Experience with the Lateral Retroperitoneal Approach.” Contemporary Neurosurgery. November 2013.

10. Deukmedjian AR, Ahmadian A, Bach K, Zouzias A, Uribe JS. “Minimally Invasive Lateral Approach for Adult Degenerative Scoliosis: Lessons Learned.” Neurosurgical Focus. August 2013.

11. Ahmadian A, Deukmedjian AR, Abel N, Dakwar E, Uribe JS. “Analysis of lumbar plexopathies and nerve injury after lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach: diagnostic standardization and review.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. March 2013.

12. Manwaring J, Deukmedjian AR, Tuite G. “Cranial reduction and fixation with a resorbable plate combined with shunting for difficult to manage macrocephaly related to hydrocephalus.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. February 2013.

13. Le TV, Burkett CJ, Deukmedjian AR, Uribe JS. “Postoperative lumbar plexus injury following lumbar retroperitoneal transpsoas minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion.” Spine. January 2013.

14. Deukmedjian AR, Dakwar E, Ahmadian A, Smith DA, Uribe JS. “Early outcomes of minimally invasive anterior longitudinal ligament release for correction of sagittal imbalance in patients with adult spinal deformity.” The Scientific World Journal. December 2012.

15. Deukmedjian AR, Le TV, Baaj AA, Dakwar E, Smith DA, Uribe JS. “Anterior Longitudinal Ligament Release Using the Minimally Invasive Lateral Retroperitoneal Transpsoas Approach: A Cadaveric Feasibility Study and Report of Four Clinical Cases.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. December 2012. (Cover)

16. Deukmedjian AR, Vasan R, Uribe JS. “Minimally invasive spine surgery-who can it help?” Practical Pain Management. August 2012.

17. Vale FL, Deukmedjian AR, Hann S, Shah V, Morrison A.“Medically-Treated Prolactin-Secreting Pituitary Adenomas: When should we operate?” British Journal of Neurosurgery. August 2012.

18. Deukmedjian AR, Le TV, Dakwar E, Martinez C, Uribe JS. “Movement of abdominal structures on MRI during positional changes related to lateral lumbar spine surgery: a morphometric study.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. June 2012.

19. Le TV, Baaj AA, Deukmedjian AR, Uribe JS, Vale FL. “Chance fractures in the pediatric population.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. August 2011.

Book Chapters

1. Deukmedjian AR, Greenberg MS: Odontoid Fractures, Handbook of Neurosurgery, Edited by Mark Greenberg, New York, Thieme Publishers, (In Progress).

2. Deukmedjian AR, Ahmadian A, Uribe JS: Total Sacrectomy, Handbook of Neurosurgery, Edited by Mark Greenberg, New York, Thieme Publishers, (In Progress).

3. Dakwar E, Deukmedjian AR, Ritter Y: Spinal Pathology, Conditions and Deformities: Surgical Intervention and Post-Operative Management. In Magee DJ, Zachazewski JE, Quillen WS, Manske RE: Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 2ed, St Louis, 2015, Elsevier.

4. Ahmadian A,Deukmedjian AR, Uribe JS: MIS Tubular Posterior Lumbar Decompressive Techniques, Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, Edited by Alexander Vaccaro.

5. Deukmedjian, AR, Mosley Y, Ahmadian A, Uribe JS: Infection After Spinal Instrumentations, Complications of Spinal Instrumentation, Edited by Alexander Vaccaro.

6. Deukmedjian AR, Uribe JS: Minimally Invasive Anterior Column  Reconstruction, Edited by Michael Wang.

7. Deukmedjian AR, Baaj AA, Uribe JS: Lumbar Laminectomy, Handbook of Spine Surgery, Edited by Ali Baaj, New York, Thieme Publishers, 2011.

8. Deukmedjian AR, Greenberg MS: Dandy Walker Malformations, Handbook of Neurosurgery, Edited by Mark Greenberg, New York, Thieme Publishers, 2010.

Case Studies Presented by Armen R. Deukmedjian, MD

Minimally Invasive Treatment of Spinal Deformity in a High-risk Patient

Presented by: A. Deukmedjian MD, J. Uribe MD, FAANS
A 63-year-old male, active in the martial arts presents with significant lower back and bilateral lower extremity pain. His medical history places him in a high-risk surgical category.

Midthoracic Chance Fracture in a Morbidly Obese Polytrauma Patient

Presented by: J. Uribe MD, FAANS, A. Deukmedjian MD

The patient is a morbidly obese 63-year-old male who presented as a polytrauma after a ground level fall onto hard concrete. He denies numbness or weakness in extremities, but elicits severe pain in his back and right hip.

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