Dr. Vedat Deviren specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders and has a particular interest in problems affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including deformities such as adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, failed back surgeries, degenerative conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, fractures and tumors. He is is one of the most experienced surgeons in the world in extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), a minimally invasive procedure performed through the side of the body to treat spinal disorders. Since 2007, he has completed over 200 XLIF procedures and has trained over 100 surgeons worldwide on the advanced technique.
Deviren's research addresses spine surgery outcomes, minimally invasive surgery, spinal biomechanics and instrumentation of the spine and strives to make the most advanced technologies available to patients. He has published numerous articles and abstracts on spinal disorders and their surgical outcomes. Deviren, who joined UCSF Medical Center in 2001, is an assistant clinical professor orthopedic surgery. He completed postgraduate theoretical and practical courses in orthopedics and traumatology at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. He had additional training in spine surgery as a clinical and research fellow at UCSF.
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.
Hacettepe University Medical School 1992
Hacettepe University Medical School, Orthopaedic Surgery 1999
UCSF, Spine 2001
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