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Nikhil Sahai M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Nikhil Sahai is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. He completed the John Moe fellowship at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis, one of the most well-known training programs in the country.

Dr. Sahai performs surgery on all aspects of the spine to treat neck and back pain, sciatica, deformity, spinal cord compression, nerve root compression, and spinal trauma in adults and children. He also performs revision surgery for patients with chronic pain from previously failed neck or back surgery.

Dr. Sahai believes in surgery as a last resort. Many of his patients don’t require surgery and are successfully treated using non-surgical options. If surgery is necessary, he believes in an individualized treatment plan achieved through patient education and shared decision-making with his patients and their families.

Dr. Sahai has an interest in using the most minimally invasive techniques to help patients reach their goals. He has trained extensively with robotics and navigation, which help ensure accuracy while minimizing tissue disruption.

Dr. Sahai aims to avoid fusion when possible for his patients, and he prefers motion-preserving options such as limited decompression or disc replacement if surgery is necessary.

Dr. Sahai has published extensively on the use and outcomes of minimally invasive options for a wide range of spinal pathology, ranging from pinched nerves in the neck to traumatic thoracolumbar fractures.

He has lectured and presented his research both nationally and internationally and his work has been cited over 100 times. He is still actively involved in ongoing research and education as part of his role as academic faculty at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center’s Orthopedic Residency Program.

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Dr. Nikhil Sahai’s Specialties

Dr. Sahai specializes in spinal surgery for adult and pediatric patients, as well as non-surgical treatments.

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  • check Spinal Deformities
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  • check Revision Surgery
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Dr. Nikhil Sahai’s Education & Achievements

Get to know Dr. Sahai — a leading orthopedic spine surgeon at OrthoEast.

University of Iowa College of Medicine

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

John Moe fellowship at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis

  • St. Joseph’s University Medical Center’s Orthopedic Residency Program
  • Morristown Medical Center

Dr. Sahai’s work has been cited over 100 times

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Dr. Nikhil Sahai’s Publications

Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy as an Alternative to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion for Unilateral Cervical Radiculopathy

Comparing Mid-Term Outcomes Between ACDF and Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy in the Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy

Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy With Tubes to Prevent Undesired Fusion: A Long-term Follow-up Study

Incidence of Neuraxial Abnormalities Is Approximately 8% Among Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Meta-analysis

Should we bridge the cervicothoracic junction in long cervical fusions? A meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature

Does Percutaneous Lumbosacral Pedicle Screw Instrumentation Prevent Long-Term Adjacent Segment Disease after Lumbar Fusion?