Said Osman, MD – Endoscopic Spine Surgeon
Dr. Osman, was born in the border town of Moyale, Marsabit County, Kenya. He went to Moyale Primary School, Marsabit Boys, Kang’aru High School and University of Nairobi. Dr. Osman obtained his Medical Degree with Honors from University of Nairobi, Kenya. He went on to complete his Post-Doctoral Fellowship training in the United Kingdom at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he graduated as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in General Surgery. He then sub-specialized in Orthopedic Surgery and was honored as a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Osman moved to the United States in 1992 as Spine Fellow at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. After his fellowship, Dr. Osman went through orthopedic residency program at Case Western Reserve University, to qualify for orthopedic Board Certification in the USA. He is Board Certified and is Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Osman has practiced orthopedic surgery, focusing mainly on the least invasive spine surgery for the last seventeen years.
Dr. Osman has dedicated his time to pioneering endoscopic and endoscopically-assisted spine surgery! He has been involved in the development and patenting of numerous surgical instruments including Uni-directional Dynamic Spinal Fixation Device, method for post-operatively compressing a bone graft, and Biologic Intramedullary Fixation device. He continues to enhance the least invasive spine surgery. More recently, Dr. Osman has developed innovative operating room drapery. He is an active lecturer and diplomat for redefining innovative treatments of debilitating spinal disorders. He has served as a spine consultant to leading spine companies related to minially invasive spine surgery technology.
Dr. Osman practices general orthopedic surgery, but his main focus is endoscopic, and endoscopically-assisted spine surgery. He is passionate about minimizing trauma to normal tissues while removing the pain generator(s) of a spine. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his contribution to the field of minimally invasive spine surgery and continues to publish and lecture worldwide about his success in using the least invasive spinal techniques. Dr. Osman also performs complex open and minimally invasive spine procedures, and general orthopedic procedures.
Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Said Osman has brought innovation and unprecedented advancement to the field of orthopedic spine surgery. As a world-renowned spine surgeon, his quest to develop the latest techniques in least invasive spine procedures is only exceeded by his need to provide the very best care for his patients. Dr. Osman finds true fulfillment in the relief of pain, and increased quality of life that his patients experience! He has also been lauded with numerous honors, like the prestigious The Kambin Foundation Annual Award for research in the field of Minimally invasive spinal surgery and the Best Resident Research Paper Award by Ohio Orthopedic Society. With a thorough understanding of the toll that back pain and neck pain can take on a person’s life, Dr. Osman feels that traditional open back and open neck procedures should not be the only option available to patients.
Over the last two years, Dr. Osman, along with his international colleagues, has been spearheading the campaign to establish the first international endoscopy spine organization. For many years, it has been of great concern to Dr. Osman that general terms, such as “minimally invasive spine surgery” have served as obstacles to the evolution of the TRUE minimally invasive (ENDOSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY) in North America! In November of 2017, the first conference of the International Society of Endoscopic Spine Surgery was held in Guangzhou, China!