Paul Saiz MD

Paul Saiz MD

Orthopedic Spine Physician, Las Cruces, NM

Las Cruces, United States

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His background

  • Today
    March 2007

    Spine Surgeon/ Owner/ Physician

    Las Cruces Orthopedic Associates

  • Today



  • Today
    February 2007
    January 2005


    Sonoran Spine Center

  • Today
    November 2004
    September 2002


    Flagstaff Center for Bone and Joint Disorders

  • Today
    June 2002
    August 2001

    Musculoskeletal Surgery Tumor Fellow

    Rush/ Presbyterian Medical Center

    Fellowship devoted to the surgical treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors.
  • Spine Surgical Reconstruction fellowship

    Spine Fellowship
    Fellowship devoted to Degenerative and Pediatric deformity
  • Today
    June 1996
    June 1995

    Surgical intern

    Maricopa Medical Center

  • Baylor College of Medicine

  • , Notre Dame – Indiana

    University of Notre Dame

    Bachelor of Science

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His skills

  • 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

His languages

  • Spanish

    His hobbies


    About him

    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.

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