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. 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. 2017 Nov 03; 1-10.
  2. 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 Oct; 127(4):633-644.
  3. 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. 2017 Aug 05.
  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. Berven S, DiGiorgio A. The Case for Deformity Correction in the Management of Radiculopathy with Concurrent Spinal Deformity. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2017 Jul; 28(3):341-347.
  6. Berven S, Jain D, O'Neill C, Selinger A, Mummaneni P. Team Approach: Degenerative Spinal Deformity. JBJS Rev. 2017 Apr 04; 5(4).
  7. 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 Mar 01; 80(3):E205-E212.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 May; 26(5):1362-1373.
  11. 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.
  12. Khanna K, Berven SH. Mesenteric ischemia following the correction of adult spinal deformity: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Apr; 26(4):426-429.
  13. 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 May; 17(5):627-635.
  14. 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.
  15. 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. 2016 Sep 10.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Ohya J, Vogel TD, Dhall SS, Berven S, Mummaneni PV. Technique and nuances of an S-2 alar iliac screw for lumbosacral fixation in patients with transitional and normal anatomy. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jul; 41 Video Suppl 1:1.
  19. Ames CP, Scheer JK, Lafage V, Smith JS, Bess S, Berven SH, Mundis GM, Sethi RK, Deinlein DA, Coe JD, Hey LA, Daubs MD. Adult Spinal Deformity: Epidemiology, Health Impact, Evaluation, and Management. Spine Deform. 2016 Jul; 4(4):310-322.
  20. Chen PG, Daubs MD, Berven S, Raaen LB, Anderson AT, Asch SM, Nuckols TK. Surgery for Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis: The Development of Appropriateness Criteria. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 May; 41(10):910-8.

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