Sigurd Berven, MD

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 (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

Professor

More about Sigurd Berven

Education

Harvard Medical School 1993

Residencies

UCSF, Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowships

UCSF, Surgery

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Arutyunyan GG, Angevine PD, Berven S. Cost-Effectiveness in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Neurosurgery. 2018 Mar 16.
  2. McGilvray K, Easley J, Seim HB, Regan D, Berven SH, Hsu WK, Mroz TE, Puttlitz CM. Bony ingrowth potential of 3D printed porous titanium alloy: a direct comparison of interbody cage materials in an in vivo ovine lumbar fusion model. Spine J. 2018 Feb 26.
  3. Jain D, Berven SH, Carter J, Zhang AL, Deviren V. Bariatric surgery before elective posterior lumbar fusion is associated with reduced medical complications and infection. Spine J. 2018 Feb 23.
  4. Fehlings MG, Kato S, Lenke LG, Nakashima H, Nagoshi N, Shaffrey CI, Cheung KMC, Carreon L, Dekutoski MB, Schwab FJ, Boachie-Adjei O, Kebaish KM, Ames CP, Qiu Y, Matsuyama Y, Dahl BT, Mehdian H, Pellisť-Urquiza F, Lewis SJ, Berven SH. Incidence and risk factors of post-operative neurological decline after complex adult spinal deformity surgery: results of the scoli-risk-1 study. Spine J. 2018 Feb 13.
  5. Khashan M, Camisa W, Berven S, Leasure J. Stand-alone anterior interbody fusion for substitution of iliac fixation in long spinal fixation constructs. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2018 Apr; 138(4):479-486.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Berven SH, Kamper SJ, Germscheid NM, Dahl B, Shaffrey CI, Lenke LG, Lewis SJ, Cheung KM, Alanay A, Ito M, Polly DW, Qiu Y, de Kleuver M. An international consensus on the appropriate evaluation and treatment for adults with spinal deformity. Eur Spine J. 2018 Mar; 27(3):585-596.
  10. Ohya J, Bray DP, Magill ST, Vogel TD, Berven S, Mummaneni PV. Mini-open anterior approach for cervicothoracic junction fracture: technical note. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Aug; 43(2):E4.
  11. 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.
  12. Gussous Y, Theologis AA, Demb JB, Tangtiphaiboontana J, Berven S. Correlation Between Lumbopelvic and Sagittal Parameters and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults With Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis. Global Spine J. 2018 Feb; 8(1):17-24.
  13. Berven S, Jain D, O'Neill C, Selinger A, Mummaneni P. Team Approach: Degenerative Spinal Deformity. JBJS Rev. 2017 Apr 04; 5(4).
  14. Glassman SD, Berven SH, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV, Polly DW. Commentary: Appropriate Use Criteria for Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis: Developing Evidence-based Guidance for Complex Treatment Decisions. Neurosurgery. 2017 03 01; 80(3):E205-E212.
  15. 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.
  16. Jain D, Berven S. Commentary on development and assessment of a digital X-ray software tool to determine vertebral rotation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine J. 2017 02; 17(2):266-268.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Khanna K, Berven SH. Mesenteric ischemia following the correction of adult spinal deformity: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Apr; 26(4):426-429.
  20. 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.

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