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Sigurd Berven, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Sigurd H. Berven has a strong clinical interest in spinal disorders of children and adults. He is interested in pediatric and adult deformity, degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal tumors and spinal trauma. His research interests include assessment of clinical outcomes of surgery, and minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery.

Berven also is studying cellular and molecular techniques for the biological regeneration of components of the spine including the intervertebral disc. Berven has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences, speaking on topics including measurement of outcomes in spine surgery, evaluation and management of spinal disorders, and advanced techniques in spine surgery.

He is a graduate of the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency. After completing his residency, he had further clinical training in Spine Surgery as a clinical fellow at UCSF and in pediatric orthopedic surgery as the chief resident at Boston Children's Hospital. Berven studied human biology as an undergraduate at Stanford University. He was a graduate student at Oxford University in philosophy, politics and economics. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

Clinics

Spine Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0332
Phone: (866) 81-SPINE or Neuro-spine Fax: (415) 353-2176
Ortho-spine Fax: (415) 353-4047

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Sigurd Berven

Education

Harvard Medical School 1993

Residencies

UCSF, Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowships

UCSF, Surgery

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Angevine PD, Berven S. Health Economic Studies: An Introduction to Cost-benefit, Cost-effectiveness, and Cost-utility Analyses. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15; 39(22 Suppl 1):S9-S15.
  2. Hsu WK, Hashimoto RE, Berven SH, Nassr A. Biological Substitutes/Extenders for Spinal Arthrodesis: Which Agents Are Cost-effective? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15; 39(22 Suppl 1):S86-98.
  3. Schairer WW, Carrer A, Sing DC, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Hu SS, Berven SH, Burch S, Tay B, Deviren V, Ames C. Hospital readmission rates after surgical treatment of primary and metastatic tumors of the spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 1; 39(21):1801-8.
  4. Saigal R, Lau D, Wadhwa R, Le H, Khashan M, Berven S, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. Unilateral versus bilateral iliac screws for spinopelvic fixation: are two screws better than one? Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E10.
  5. Fujimori T, Inoue S, Le H, Schairer WW, Berven SH, Tay BK, Deviren V, Burch S, Iwasaki M, Hu SS. Long fusion from sacrum to thoracic spine for adult spinal deformity with sagittal imbalance: upper versus lower thoracic spine as site of upper instrumented vertebra. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E9.
  6. Cher D, Polly D, Berven S. Sacroiliac joint pain: burden of disease. Med Devices (Auckl). 2014; 7:73-81.
  7. Maruo K, Berven SH. Outcome and treatment of postoperative spine surgical site infections: predictors of treatment success and failure. J Orthop Sci. 2014 Feb 8.
  8. Quinn RH, Randall RL, Benevenia J, Berven SH, Raskin KA. Contemporary management of metastatic bone disease: tips and tools of the trade for general practitioners. Instr Course Lect. 2014; 63:431-41.
  9. McCarthy IM, Hostin RA, O'Brien MF, Fleming NS, Ogola G, Kudyakov R, Richter KM, Saigal R, Berven SH, Ames CP. Analysis of the direct cost of surgery for four diagnostic categories of adult spinal deformity. Spine J. 2013 Dec 1; 13(12):1843-8.
  10. Cheng KK, Berven SH, Hu SS, Lotz JC. Intervertebral discs from spinal nondeformity and deformity patients have different mechanical and matrix properties. Spine J. 2014 Mar 1; 14(3):522-30.
  11. Maruo K, Ha Y, Inoue S, Samuel S, Okada E, Hu SS, Deviren V, Burch S, William S, Ames CP, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Berven SH. Predictive factors for proximal junctional kyphosis in long fusions to the sacrum in adult spinal deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 1; 38(23):E1469-76.
  12. Quinn RH, Randall RL, Benevenia J, Berven SH, Raskin KA. Contemporary management of metastatic bone disease: tips and tools of the trade for general practitioners. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Oct 16; 95(20):1887-95.
  13. Abdul-Jabbar A, Berven SH, Hu SS, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Takemoto S, Ames C, Deviren V, Tay B, Weinstein P, Burch S, Liu C. Surgical site infections in spine surgery: identification of microbiologic and surgical characteristics in 239 cases. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15; 38(22):E1425-31.
  14. Khashan M, Inoue S, Berven SH. Cell based therapies as compared to autologous bone grafts for spinal arthrodesis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 1; 38(21):1885-91.
  15. Fisher CG, Goldschlager T, Boriani S, Varga PP, Fehlings MG, Bilsky MH, Dekutoski MB, Luzzati A, Williams RP, Berven S, Chou D, Reynolds JJ, Quraishi NA, Rhines LD, Bettegowda C, Gokaslan ZL. A novel scientific model for rare and often neglected neoplastic conditions. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2013 Oct; 4(2):160-2.
  16. Jacobs JJ, King TR, Klippel JH, Berven SH, Burr DB, Caskey PM, Elderkin AL, Esposito PW, Gall EP, Goldring SR, Pollak AN, Sandborg CI, Templeton KJ. Beyond the decade: strategic priorities to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Sep 4; 95(17):e1251-6.
  17. Schairer WW, Carrer A, Deviren V, Hu SS, Takemoto S, Mummaneni P, Chou D, Ames C, Burch S, Tay B, Sawyer A, Berven SH. Hospital Readmission After Spine Fusion for AdultSpinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Sep 1; 38(19):1681-9.
  18. Kurtz SM, Lanman TH, Higgs G, Macdonald DW, Berven SH, Isaza JE, Phillips E, Steinbeck MJ. Retrieval analysis of PEEK rods for posterior fusion and motion preservation. Eur Spine J. 2013 Dec; 22(12):2752-9.
  19. Dede O, Thuillier D, Pekmezci M, Ames CP, Hu SS, Berven SH, Deviren V. Revision surgery for lumbar pseudarthrosis. Spine J. 2013 Jul 19.
  20. Ha Y, Maruo K, Racine L, Schairer WW, Hu SS, Deviren V, Burch S, Tay B, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Ames CP, Berven SH. Proximal junctional kyphosis and clinical outcomes in adult spinal deformity surgery with fusion from the thoracic spine to the sacrum: a comparison of proximal and distal upper instrumented vertebrae. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Sep; 19(3):360-9.

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