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“My treatment philosophy is to treat my patients the way I would want myself or my family members to be treated. I always utilize what I like to refer to as the ‘family test’ when advising treatment and surgical options for my patients.”

About Dr. T

Dr. Thongtrangan, Dr. T, has achieved the highest level of training in spine surgery completing fellowships in both Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery.

During his fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center, he gained experience in complex spinal and peripheral nerve reconstruction, scoliosis, tumor, and revision surgery for patients who have undergone previous spinal surgery without success. He went on to complete an additional fellowship in Orthopedic Spine at the prestigious Texas Back Institute where he had an opportunity to focus on minimally invasive techniques and artificial disc replacement.

Dr. T always has a passion for cutting edge technology that showed excellent outcomes for his patients. He has been dedicated his practice and mastering techniques in endoscopic assisted, laser-assisted, robotic-assisted, and navigation assisted spine surgery throughout his career and recently he founded his practice “Microspine”. His vision is to offer the life-changing and best experience minimally invasive spine care to the patients.

He has been published several papers in peer-reviewed journals. He was an author and co-author of several chapters in spine textbooks that were used worldwide. 

In his free time, he loves watching soccer, reading books, traveling with his wife. He also considered himself a “foodie”. He and his wife “Kate” enjoy the new recipe and cooking experiences. 

Dr. T is a caring and compassionate physician with a patient-centered practice.

Education and Training

-Orthopedic Surgery residency: Department of Orthopedics Surgery. Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University

-Fellowship Trained in Complex Spine and peripheral nerve reconstruction: Department of Neurological Surgery. Stanford University Medical center

-Fellowship Trained in Orthopedic Spine Surgery: Texas back Institute

-Fellowship Trained in Orthopedics Trauma Surgery: Department of Orthopedics Surgery. Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University

-Fellowship Trained in Adult Reconstruction: Department of Orthopedics Surgery. University of Minnesota

PUBLICATIONS

JOURNALS

Guyer R, Thongtrangan I., Ohnmeiss D.(2012): Outcomes of CHARITE lumbar artificial disc VS fusion:5-yr data. Seminars in Spine Surgery, 24: 32-36, 2012

Sambandam, S., Gul, A., Thongtrangan, I., &Mounasamy, V. (2008).Revision knee arthroplasty with retention of well-fixed components. European Journal of Orthopedic and Trauma, November 2008.

Ulrich, S.D., Seyler, T.M., Bennett, D., Delanois, R.E., Saleh, K.J., Thongtrangan, I., et al (2007). Total Hip Arthroplasties: What are the Reasons for Revision? International Orthopaedics, April 2007.

Zhang, H.Y., Thongtrangan, I., Le, H., Park, J., & Kim, D.H. (2005).Expandable Cage for Cervical Spine Reconstruction. Journal of Korean Neurosurgical society,  38(6): 435-441.

Thongtrangan, I., Thongtrangan, K., & Kim D.H. (2005).Current techniques in minimally invasive cervical disc surgery. Minerva Orthopaedica e traumatologica,  56(5): 465-481.

-Le, H., Thongtrangan, I., & Kim, D.H. (2004).Historical Review of Cervical Arthroplasty.Neurosurg Focus 17(3).

Saleh, K.J., Thongtrangan, I., & Schwarz, E.M. (2004).Osteolysis: medical and surgical approaches. ClinOrthop,  427:138-147.

Cheng, E.Y., Thongtrangan, I., Laorr, A., & Saleh, K.J. (2004).Spontaneous Resolution of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head. J Bone Joint Surg Am,  86: 2594-2599.

Thongtrangan, I., Le, H., Park, J., & Kim, D.H. (2004).Cauda equina syndrome in patients with low lumbar fractures.Neurosurg Focus, 16: 6: e6.

Thongtrangan, I., Le, H., Park, J., & Kim, D.H. (2004). Minimally invasive spinal surgery: a historical perspective. Neurosurg Focus, 16: 1: E13.

Thongtrangan, I., Balabhadra, R.S., Le, H., Park, J., & Kim, D.H. (2003).Vertebral body replacement with an expandable cage for reconstruction after spinal tumor resection.Neurosurg Focus, 15: 5: E8.

Thongtrangan, I., Balabhadra, R.S., & Kim, D.H. (2003). Management of strut graft failure in anterior cervical spine surgery. Neurosurg Focus, 15: 3: E4.

Zhang, H.Y., Thongtrangan, I., Balabhadra, R.S., Murovic, J.A., & Kim, D.H. (2003).Surgical techniques for total sacrectomy and spinopelvic reconstruction.Neurosurg Focus, 15: 2: E5.

Hammerberg,M., Thongtrangan,I., Saleh, K.J. (2003). Periprosthetic fractures complicating total knee arthroplasty. Seminars in Arthroplasty, 14(3): 173-179.

Thongtrangan,I., Yoon,P., Saleh, K.J. (2003). Bony Reconstruction in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Seminars in Arthroplasty, 14 (3): 152-158.

Thongtrangan,I., Yoon,P., Saleh, K.J. (2003). Principles in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Seminars in Arthroplasty, 14(3): 142-147.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Thongtrangan, I., Guyer, R. (In Press). Anterior Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty. In J. Eck, A. Vaccaro (Eds), Surgical Atlas of Spinal Operations: JayPee Publishing.

Thongtrangan, I., Lieberman, I. (In Press). Kyphoplasty. In E. Baron, A. Vaccaro (Eds), Operative Techniques in Spine surgery (2nd ed): Saunders

Thongtrangan, I., Le, H., Park, J., & Kim, D.H. (2008).Neurofibromatosis of the spine.In D.H. Kim, R.R.Betz, S.L. Huhn, & P.O. Newton (Eds.), Surgery in pediatric spine. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Le, H., Thongtrangan, I., Kim, D.H. (2006).Fusion-minimally invasive techniques.In C.W. Slipman, R.Derby, & F.A. Simeone (Eds.), Interventional spine. Saunders.

Le, H., Kim, D.H., Thongtrangan, I., Park, J., &Fessler, R. (2006). Surgical approaches to the cervicothoracic junction. In H.H. Schmidek& D.W. Roberts (Eds.), Schmidek and Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier publishers.

Thongtrangan, I., Le, H., Park, J., Kim, D.H. (2005). Surgical techniques for expandable cage instrumentation. In D.H. Kim, A.R. Vaccaro, & R.G. Fessler (Eds.), Spinal Instrumentation Surgical Techniques. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Thongtrangan, I., Le, H., Park, J., Kim, D.H. (2005). Surgical techniques for anterior Moss-Miami SI dual rod instrumentation. In D.H. Kim, A.R. Vaccaro, & R.G. Fessler (Eds.), Spinal Instrumentation Surgical Techniques. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Thongtrangan, I., Le, H., Park, J., Kim, D.H. (2004). Thoracic and thoracolumbar fractures. In D.H. Kim, A.R. Vaccaro, J. Hayne, & C. Dickman (Eds.), Surgical anatomy and approaches of the spine. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Thongtrangan, I., Le, H., Park, J., Kim, D.H. (2004). Surgical anatomy and approaches to the thoracolumbar junction. In D.H. Kim, A.R. Vaccaro, J. Hayne, & C. Dickman (Eds.), Surgical anatomy and approaches of the spine. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Saleh, K.J., Mulhall, K.J., Thongtrangan, I., & Barrack, R.L. (2006).Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. In R.Barrack, R.E.Booth, J.H.Lonner, J.C.McCarthy, M.A.Mont, &H.E.Rubash (Eds.), Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Hip and Knee Reconstruction 3. AAOS publishers.

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