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Abbed, Khalid M.

About Abbed, Khalid M.

Treating the mind, body, and spirit goes beyond the scalpel and the surgical technique. To see someone’s face light up after they have learned that there is hope, that they can be fixed, that they can be healed- it’s life changing for them, and for myself. That is the reward. That is what I hope for. That is what I strive for.” 

This philosophy has led Dr. Khalid Abbed to be one of the most sought after surgeons in the country and beyond. After finishing medical school at the University of Illinois School of Medicine, Dr. Abbed went on to complete a surgical internship and neurosurgery residency at Mass General/Harvard and a Neurosurgery/Orthopedic Spine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, before he joined as a faculty at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Abbed is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs at Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery, and Co-Director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Spine Center. Dr. Abbed treats all surgical spinal pathologies and leads a team of specialized neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and pain management physicians to optimize conservative measures. 

Dr. Abbed explains, “Unfortunately, too many patients are being operated on and, far too often, the surgeries are too aggressive. Exhausting conservative measures before surgery is important because time and nature are often the best healers. When surgery is the patient’s best option, we utilize the least invasive and lowest risk techniques to maximize healing potential and expedite recovery time. At Yale we are fortunate to have the latest and most advanced technologies in minimally invasive spine surgery, neuromonitoring, neuronavigation, and surgical robotics- leading to shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, and lower risk of infection. But, having the latest surgical robot is not enough. When these state-of-the-art instruments are combined with the skill, experience, compassion, and empathy that my team at Yale offers, the choice is an easy one. Patients from around the country, and indeed the world, come to Yale for their care because of this rare combination of 100 years of neurosurgical experience and the latest, most advanced surgical techniques and technologies.” 

MEDICAL SCHOOLUniversity of Illinois Medical School

HOSPITAL: Yale-New Haven Hospital, Greenwich Hospital

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Congress of Neurological Surgeons; Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery



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