Sikta Pradhan chose Jay Khanna, vice chair of orthopaedic surgery and professor of orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery and biomedical engineering, as the ideal person to honor her and her husband’s legacy.Read more
The field of medicine, and especially spine surgery, is definitely not static. The body of knowledge is constantly growing and sometimes changing. One must always be looking for new ways and techniques to achieve better outcomes and patient care. A surgeon needs to stay up-to-date with the newest findings, technologies and techniques. Reading peer-reviewed journals and attending conferences is probably the easiest way to achieve it. Collaborating with colleagues to share from each other's experiences and findings is also invaluable.Read more
The paths of two area residents led to the same local team of medical experts last year. They came to Suburban Hospital, where neurosurgeons and orthopaedic spine surgeons worked together to treat them using an exciting new tool that helped return both to a high quality of life. This type of collaboration is what we do every day—what our physicians are trained to do— because our patients benefit from it and we enjoy it,” says Dr. Khanna. “Strong and frequent collaboration between neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery for patients needing complex and even simple spine surgery here at Suburban , along with the newest technology for intraoperative navigation in our operating rooms, enables us to provide what we feel is the best care for patients with complex conditions of the spine. This collaboration and our new technology allows us to provide what we believe is world-class spine care right here in the National Capital Region.Read more
Taking the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery board examination can be an intimidating experience for orthopaedic surgery residents. Recently, David Hamilton, MD, a PGY-5 resident at the University of Kentucky, spoke on behalf of AAOS Nowwith A. Jay Khanna, MD, on how to best prepare for the exam.Read more
Jay Khanna, MD is honored to be listed in Becker's Spine Review publication's List of 65 orthopedic surgeons recommended by other orthopedic surgeons.Read more
Spinal stenosis affects millions of Americans. It is a narrowing of the space around the spinal cord and nerve roots that can cause pain, numbness and/or weakness in the arms and legs. Spinal stenosis often occurs due to age-related degeneration of the spine in middle-aged to older people and herniated discs in younger patients.Read more
By the time Susan Whitehouse was diagnosed with scoliosis at 16, she had reached her full height and wasn’t eligible for bracing. Her scoliosis wasn’t severe enough to warrant surgery, but the curve in her spine was pronounced enough to trigger sciatica (pain that radiates from the lower back through the hips and down the legs), especially while sitting and twisting her torso in a chair as she treated dental patients.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO — A. Jay Khanna, MD, discusses what spine surgeons need to know regarding the systemic approach to spine imaging studies at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting.Read more
1. Minimally invasive spine surgery
Much of the spine surgery that we currently perform — and that has been developed by generations of surgeons before us — is relatively invasive. The spine is a deep structure and somewhat difficult to access. We often end up creating a great deal of collateral tissue damage to get down to the area of interest. For surgery on the lumbar spine, for example, we may have to make an 8- to 12-inch incision to get down to a much smaller region in the spine. That additional exposure creates a substantial amount of risk, potential morbidity and cost.
A list of 50 top spine surgeons and specialists in the United States by Becker’s Healthcare.
A. Jay Khanna, MD is co-director of the division of spine surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore. He specializes in the treatment of a wide range of spinal diseases and disorders including spine tumors, spine trauma, cervical, thoracic and lumbar stenosis and osteoporotic spine fractures. Dr. Khanna received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.Read more