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Hamid Abbasi

Hamid R. Abbasi, MD


Dr. Hamid R. Abbasi with Inspired Spine has performed thousands of minimally invasive surgeries and is board-certified with the American Board of Neurological Surgery. In addition to seeing patients at the Summit, Dr. Abbasi has clinics in Burnsville, MN, and Alexandria, MN. Dr. Abbasi is one of the nations leading spine surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive spine surgeries and is one of the most experienced surgeons that perform the OLLIF (Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion) procedure and is the only Surgeon currently performing the MIS-DTIF (Minimally Invasive Thoracic Interbody Fusion).

Following training, Dr. Abbasi practiced in Sioux Falls South Dakota for 3 years performing hundreds of spine and brain surgeries. He has practiced throughout Minnesota since 2012 and has performed thousands of minimally invasive OLLIF Cases since 2012.

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Experience & Residency

  • Midwest Brain & Spine Center/Central MN Spine/Tristate Brain & Spine Institute/Inspired Spine-Independent Practice Neurosurgeon 03/2012 - Present
  • Avera Neurosurgery Attending 01/2009 - 03/2012

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Stiff Back Causes & Treatments

If you’ve ever stood up after staying in a seated position for a long time, you’ve probably noticed some stiffness or weakness in your back. Generally this stiffness alleviates after you move for a little bit, but other times stiffness is severe and sticks around for a while. So what exactly causes back “stiffness,” and what mechanisms are at play? We dive deeper into the condition in today’s blog.