Shane Burch, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Shane Burch is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of spinal deformity, degenerative spine conditions and cancer involving the spine.

During his residency, Burch developed an interest in the treatment of metastatic spine disease and bone tumors. He identified the difficulty with current management methods of metastatic bone disease and conceived the idea of treating these disorders with photodynamic therapy (PDT). Burch has active collaborative research with the biophotonics group at the University of Toronto and the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST) at the University California, Davis. In addition he is actively investigating the role vascular mechanisms play in the etiology of scoliosis.

Burch earned a medical degree at the University of Toronto and completed a residency in orthopedics at the University of Toronto, followed by a spine fellowship at UCSF. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

Clinics

Spine Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0332
Phone: (866) 81-SPINE or (866) 817-7463
Ortho-spine Fax: (415) 353-4047

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Shane Burch

Additional Languages

French

Education

University of Toronto School of Medicine 1998

Residencies

University of Toronto Medical Center 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Bae J, Theologis AA, Strom R, Tay B, Burch S, Berven S, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Ames CP, Deviren V. Comparative analysis of 3 surgical strategies for adult spinal deformity with mild to moderate sagittal imbalance. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Jan; 28(1):40-49.
  2. Weber MH, Fortin M, Shen J, Tay B, Hu SS, Berven S, Burch S, Chou D, Ames C, Deviren V. Graft Subsidence and Revision Rates Following Anterior Cervical Corpectomy: A Clinical Study Comparing Different Interbody Cages. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Nov; 30(9):E1239-E1245.
  3. Leung JM, Sands LP, Chen N, Ames C, Berven S, Bozic K, Burch S, Chou D, Covinsky K, Deviren V, Kinjo S, Kramer JH, Ries M, Tay B, Vail T, Weinstein P, Chang S, Meckler G, Newman S, Tsai T, Voss V, Youngblom E. Perioperative Gabapentin Does Not Reduce Postoperative Delirium in Older Surgical Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Anesthesiology. 2017 10; 127(4):633-644.
  4. Tabaraee E, Mummaneni P, Abdul-Jabbar A, Shearer D, Roy E, Amin B, Ames C, Burch S, Deviren V, Berven S, Hu S, Chou D, Tay BK. A Comparison of Implants Used in Open-Door Laminoplasty: Structural Rib Allografts Versus Metallic Miniplates. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Jun; 30(5):E523-E529.
  5. Zhong ZM, Deviren V, Tay B, Burch S, Berven SH. Adjacent segment disease after instrumented fusion for adult lumbar spondylolisthesis: Incidence and risk factors. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2017 May; 156:29-34.
  6. Dudli S, Sing DC, Hu SS, Berven SH, Burch S, Deviren V, Cheng I, Tay BKB, Alamin TF, Ith MAM, Pietras EM, Lotz JC. ISSLS PRIZE IN BASIC SCIENCE 2017: Intervertebral disc/bone marrow cross-talk with Modic changes. Eur Spine J. 2017 05; 26(5):1362-1373.
  7. Sencan S, Ozcan-Eksi EE, Cil H, Tay B, Berven S, Burch S, Deviren V, Demir-Deviren S. The effect of transforaminal epidural steroid injections in patients with spondylolisthesis. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2017; 30(4):841-846.
  8. Sing DC, Berven SH, Burch S, Metz LN. Increase in spinal deformity surgery in patients age 60 and older is not associated with increased complications. Spine J. 2017 05; 17(5):627-635.
  9. Horst PK, Khanna K, Racine L, Theologis A, Zhao W, Lurie J, Burch S. Sex Life and Impact of Operative Intervention on Sex Life-related Pain in Degenerative Spinal Conditions: An Analysis of the SPORT Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 15; 41(22):1764-1771.
  10. Keefe MK, Zygourakis CC, Theologis AA, Canepa E, Shaw JD, Goldman LH, Burch S, Berven S, Chou D, Tay B, Mummaneni P, Deviren V, Ames CP. Sexual function after cervical spine surgery: Independent predictors of functional impairment. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Feb; 36:94-101.
  11. Sing DC, Khanna R, Shaw JD, Metz LN, Burch S, Berven SH. Increasing Rates of Surgical Management of Multilevel Spinal Curvature in Elderly Patients. Spine Deform. 2016 Sep; 4(5):365-372.
  12. Theologis AA, Miller L, Callahan M, Lau D, Zygourakis C, Scheer JK, Burch S, Pekmezci M, Chou D, Tay B, Mummaneni P, Berven S, Deviren V, Ames CP. Economic Impact of Revision Surgery for Proximal Junctional Failure After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Cost Analysis of 57 Operations in a 10-year Experience at a Major Deformity Center. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Aug 15; 41(16):E964-72.
  13. Sing DC, Yue JK, Metz LN, Winkler EA, Zhang WR, Burch S, Berven SH. Obesity Is an Independent Risk Factor of Early Complications After Revision Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 May; 41(10):E632-40.
  14. Theologis AA, Burch S, Pekmezci M. Placement of iliosacral screws using 3D image-guided (O-Arm) technology and Stealth Navigation: comparison with traditional fluoroscopy. Bone Joint J. 2016 May; 98-B(5):696-702.
  15. Lau D, Chan AK, Theologis AA, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Burch S, Berven S, Deviren V, Ames C. Costs and readmission rates for the resection of primary and metastatic spinal tumors: a comparative analysis of 181 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Sep; 25(3):366-78.
  16. Burch S, Feldstein M, Hoffmann PF, Keaveny TM. Prevalence of Poor Bone Quality in Women Undergoing Spinal Fusion Using Biomechanical-CT Analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb; 41(3):246-52.
  17. Theologis AA, Burch S. Prevention of Acute Proximal Junctional Fractures After Long Thoracolumbar Posterior Fusions for Adult Spinal Deformity Using 2-level Cement Augmentation at the Upper Instrumented Vertebra and the Vertebra 1 Level Proximal to the Upper Instrumented Vertebra. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Oct 01; 40(19):1516-26.
  18. Theologis AA, Burch S. Safety and Efficacy of Reconstruction of Complex Cervical Spine Pathology Using Pedicle Screws Inserted with Stealth Navigation and 3D Image-Guided (O-Arm) Technology. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Sep 15; 40(18):1397-406.
  19. Theologis AA, Tabaraee E, Funao H, Smith JS, Burch S, Tay B, Kebaish K, Deviren V, Ames C. Three-column osteotomies of the lower cervical and upper thoracic spine: comparison of early outcomes, radiographic parameters, and peri-operative complications in 48 patients. Eur Spine J. 2015 Jan; 24 Suppl 1:S23-30.
  20. 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 01; 39(21):1801-8.

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