Author Archives: Paul Saiz MD

About Paul Saiz MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Las Cruces, New Mexico. President of Las Cruces Orthopedic Associates Supporter of CFC club soccer teams & Team Physician New Mexico State University

Las Cruces Orthopedics to sponsor 12th man Golf Tourney

“We are proud to announce our 5 year commitment to the 12th man Golf Tournament in Las Cruces. This tournament will help fund our local high school athletic programs. Las Cruces Orthopedic Associates (LCOA) has always been committed to our local … Continue reading

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Does your doc ask you to do Core exercises? Here’s why?http://drpaulsaiz.com/doctor-ask-core-exercises/

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Soccer Concussion Blog

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What about Laser Spine Institute?

Sometimes during my patient consultations, I receive the question “What about Laser Spine?” Having practiced in Phoenix and currently living in New Mexico, I have encountered many patients before and after their experience with the Laser Spine Institute (LSI). My … Continue reading

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Spineline article recently published

Paul Saiz, MD recently had an article published in the May-June issue of SpineLine 2015. He co-authored an article with Chris Kauffman, MD entitled “Timing of CCI edits for Interbody Fusion and Laminectomy at the same level.” This article explains … Continue reading

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2015 New Mexico Workers Comp Annual Meeting

The 2015 Annual New Mexico Workers Comp meeting took place at the Ysleta resort in Albuquerque on May 13-15th. I was given an opportunity to discuss causation issues re: neck pain on May 14th. My talk titled “Neck pain in … Continue reading

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Smokers may have higher incidence of swallowing issues after Anterior Neck Surgery than non-smokers

Cervical fusions typically involve approaching the neck from the front. This approach includes mobilization of the esophagus and trachea which always involves some amount of dysphagia (problems swallowing). Dysphagia can last anywhere from two weeks to sometimes multiple months or … Continue reading

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