Dr. Saigal is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at UW. In addition to general neurosurgery, he specializes in complex spine surgery,…
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Patient Care Philosophy
Three main principles guide everything I do as a neurosurgeon:
1) Treat every patient as if they were your family member. When I advise patients regarding a recommended surgery or course of treatment, I think about what I would advise my own mother or father to do.
2) Individualize therapy to the patient. Every patient is different and treatment should be tailored to the patient’s specific clinical situation.
3) Use the most modern and efficacious techniques. It is critical to be up to date on the most cutting edge technology in neurosurgery and spine surgery. I aim to offer my patients the most modern surgical treatments, guided by evidence and clinical outcomes.
Martial arts, football, snowboarding, and travel
Spinal deformity; scoliosis; spinal tumors; spinal cord injury; spine trauma; traumatic brain injury; degenerative spine disease; lumbar stenosis; cervical stenosis; cervical myelopathy
Dr. Saigal is a clinician-scientist in the Department of Neurological Surgery. In addition to clinical research in spine surgery and neurotrauma, he conducts pre-clinical translational research. His laboratory focuses on use of biomaterials and drug delivery systems for treatment of spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.
|Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology||Ph.D||2009
|Tufts University School of Medicine||Medical Education||2009
|San Diego Spine Foundation, Scripps||Fellowship||Spine Surgery||
|UCSF - Dept. of Neurological Surgery||Internship||Neurosurgery||
|UCSF - Dept. of Neurological Surgery||Residency||Neurosurgery||
|University of Miami||Fellowship||Spine Surgery||