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Dr. Kamshad Raiszadeh, an orthopedic spine surgeon, established SpineZone in 2005 to develop the best aspects of non-operative treatment in an atmosphere of empowerment to maximize the body’s own healing capacity. With this program, many fewer patients have required surgery, and the ones who underwent surgery had much better long term results. Through the 4 clinics Dr. Raiszadeh built in San Diego he learned that with appropriate education, focused strengthening and postural treatment we can decrease the rate of injections and surgery while significantly improving the function and satisfaction of patients.
In 2014, Dr. Kian Raiszadeh left his lucrative career as a lead physician and orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente because he felt that he could have a bigger impact on bone and joint health if he started his own company. After developing a software solution to help patients manage their chronic conditions and signing up a large medical group, he decided in 2015 that it made sense to join forces with his brother to turbocharge SpineZone by bringing it to patients around the country.
SpineZone now has 3 large medical groups referring patients, over 6 years of data from personalizing back pain treatments, and thousands of satisfied, pain-free customers.
After completing undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, Dr. Raiszadeh completed medical school at UC San Francisco, orthopedic surgery residency at UC Davis, and his Pediatric and Adult Spine Fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU in New York City. He has 20 years of experience with the broad range of spine surgery including minimally invasive surgery, complex spinal disorders such as scoliosis and kyphosis, and cervical spine disorders. During this 20 years he has noticed a dramatic increase in patients turning to surgery for treatment of neck and low back pain, but many of them not getting their desired long-term result. He therefore became increasingly interested in improvement and standardization of non-operative treatment. By developing the best aspects of non-operative treatment in an atmosphere of empowerment to maximize the body’s own healing capacity, he noticed that many fewer patients required surgery, and the ones who underwent surgery had much better long term results.
Kian Raiszadeh, MD spent 6 years at Kaiser Permanente’s Sports Medicine department at the San Marcos Medical Center. As a Physician In Charge, Kian specialized in sports medicine. He spent 5 years teaching advanced open and arthroscopic shoulder and knee techniques to the Kaiser sports medicine fellows. After realizing that he and his co-workers overtreated patients by as much as 60%, Kian became passionate in finding a solution to reverse the trend. He always has entrepreneurial aspirations and they became a reality when he founded a software company to address some of the problems. It soon became clear that joining forces with his brother and becoming CEO of SpineZone was the right strategy to bring both their goals into fruition. Kian continues to operate several days every month to keep his skills sharp.
Kian is a proud UC Berkeley graduate and completed medical school at UC San Diego. Additionally, Kian has been on 3 humanitarian missions to Bolivia to lead 15 member team to provide subspecialty orthopaedic care to over 500 patients with over 100 surgeries performed. He also has been a two-time Team Captain on the UC Berkeley Tennis team, and has reached the Division 1 NCAA finals in 1995 and 1998.