Paul Saiz MD

Paul Saiz MD

Orthopedic Spine Physician, Las Cruces, NM

Currently employed at Las Cruces Orthopedic Associates, Zimmer

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    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.


Spine Surgeon/ Owner/ Physician

At Las Cruces Orthopedic Associates

From March 2007 to Present


At Zimmer

From 2005 to Present


At Sonoran Spine Center

From January 2005 to February 2007


At Flagstaff Center for Bone and Joint Disorders

From September 2002 to November 2004

Musculoskeletal Surgery Tumor Fellow

At Rush/ Presbyterian Medical Center

From August 2001 to June 2002
Fellowship devoted to the surgical treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors.

Sonoran Spine Center, Phoenix, Az

Spine Fellowship, Spine Surgical Reconstruction fellowship

From August 2000 to June 2001
Fellowship devoted to Degenerative and Pediatric deformity

Surgical intern

At Maricopa Medical Center

From June 1995 to June 1996


  • Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
  • Public Speaking
  • Reconstructive Spine Surgery
  • Sacro-iliac pain
  • Spanish Speaker
  • Spine Tumor
  • Tantalum use in Spine Surgery
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