- Today2017March 2007
Spine Surgeon/ Owner/ PhysicianLas Cruces Orthopedic Associates
- TodayFebruary 2007January 2005
PhysicianSonoran Spine Center
- TodayNovember 2004September 2002
PhysicianFlagstaff Center for Bone and Joint Disorders
- TodayJune 2002August 2001
Musculoskeletal Surgery Tumor FellowRush/ Presbyterian Medical CenterFellowship devoted to the surgical treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors.
- Sonoran Spine Center, Phoenix, Az
Spine Surgical Reconstruction fellowshipSpine Fellowship
Fellowship devoted to Degenerative and Pediatric deformity
- TodayJune 1996June 1995
Surgical internMaricopa Medical Center
- Baylor College Of Medicine, Houston, Tx
Baylor College of MedicineMD
- University Of Notre Dame, Notre Dame – Indiana
University of Notre DameBachelor of Science
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- Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar Surgery
- Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
- Public Speaking
- Reconstructive Spine Surgery
- Sacro-iliac pain
- Spanish Speaker
- Spine Tumor
- Tantalum use in Spine Surgery
- Workers Comp
Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Surgery, Paul Saiz, MD, specializes in all disorders and diseases of the spine as Head of the Spine department at Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates, in New Mexico. The center is the largest provider of Orthopaedic services in southern New Mexico and one of the premier providers throughout the american southwest. Paul Saiz, MD, is the only surgeon in New Mexico to have received fellowship-level training in spine and tumor surgery. He is also the only Board Certified Spine Surgeon in New Mexico.
After earning his MD in 1995 from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Paul Saiz served his surgical internship at the Maricopa Medical Center, in Phoenix, and his Orthopaedic residency at the Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program. Before entering private practice, he completed a year-long fellowship in Spine Surgery and a second year in Musculoskeletal Oncology at Rush/ Presbyterian in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Paul Saiz is part of the surgeon design team for Trabecular Metal at Zimmer Spine, a company that designs and manufactures spine care solutions for the healthcare industry. Dr Saiz also teaches and lectures on Sacro-iliac diseases and trabecular metal, a unique man-made material used extensively in Orthopaedic surgery, which resembles bone and approximates its properties and characteristics. He was one of the authors of a white paper for Zimmer Spine, "Imaging in Patients with Trabecular Metal Spinal Devices".
Dr. Saiz has been involved in professional research throughout his 10 years of practice, and has authored or co-authored articles in several peer-reviewed journals. He has given dozens of presentations to audiences of his peers, most recently on "Porous Tantalum Applications in Spine Surgery". In addition, he recently returned from a teaching trip in Brazil, where he gave instruction on a new implant system.
Paul Saiz, MD also serves on the coding committee of the North American Spine Society and has published articles in Spineline, a publication aimed at spine providers. In the past, Dr. Paul Saiz has also served on the Spine subcommittee and the Rehab and Practice Management subcommittee of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Bi-lingual in Spanish and English, Dr. Paul Saiz participates in several community events. He is a supporter of the Las Cruces Catholic schools, sponsors a local youth soccer team,CFC Bones, and helps coach local teams. His other passions include wine, with recent winery trips to Spain, Italy, South Africa and Chile.