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Q & A with Dr. Khalsa of the Penn Spine Center

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Amrit S. Khalsa, MD, MSc, is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Penn Medicine. Dr. Khalsa sees patients at the Penn Spine Center at PMUC and at Penn Medicine Radnor, where he specializes in complex spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. 

What conditions do you treat at Penn Medicine?

I provide care for all diseases and conditions affecting the neck and back, including scoliosis, spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, radiculopathy, disc herniations, spondylolisthesis and spine tumors. My areas of expertise include artificial disc replacement surgery, minimally invasive spine procedures and complex spinal reconstructions or revisions.

What is the most exciting thing about being a part of the Penn Spine Center and Penn Orthopaedics?

I am excited to be part of a team that provides top-notch spinal care in a patient-centric approach. 

What is your philosophy on patient care?

My philosophy on patient care is to truly exhaust all possible treatment options to get patients better prior to considering surgery.  When surgery is appropriate I utilize the most modern, minimally-invasive options available in an effort to maximize patient recovery. 

What kinds of research will you be involved in at Penn and what does it mean for patients?

My areas of interest include advancing clinical techniques and implants to improve patient outcomes and minimize the burden of surgery. 

What do you see on the horizon for advancements in spine care?

I believe the future of spine care revolves around improving patient experience both in and out of the operating room through advancing technology and a team-oriented approach. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of practicing medicine?

I enjoy spending time with my family, Philadelphia sports, and enjoying the great outdoors. 

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