|Dr. Grewal, D.O.|
Dr. Grewal’s Practice: “I strive to provide my patients with best advice about their spine. My goals are to perform a thorough evaluation and treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar pain. I use all modalities possible to give patients the best quality of life possible. I expect most patients will be treated without surgical intervention but when required, surgical treatments are tailored to meet patient’s need.”
Dr. Grewal is a Board Eligible Orthopedic Surgeon with additional fellowship training in complex spine surgery at one of the world’s leading Spine Center at University of California San Francisco. His goal is to provide world class spine care for his patients. Dr. Grewal has special interest and expertise in new and chronic injuries to the spine, cervical (neck) and thoracic myelopathy, radiculopathy (cervical, thoracic and lumbar), disc herniation, sciatica, fractures of the spine, adult scoliosis deformity, flatback deformity, primary and metastatic tumors of the spine. He utilizes minimally invasive surgical techniques, appropriate use of interventional pain specialists and modalities, open surgical techniques in attaining quality of life goals for his patients. Dr. Grewal also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder problems, sports injuries, ligament and tendon disorders, fractures and arthritic conditions.
Dr. Grewal’s fellowship involved thorough evaluation of surgical and non-surgical management of complex spine disorders. He specializes in minimally invasive, non-fusion techniques for cervical radiculopathy (endoscopic camera assisted decompression), cervical disc arthroplasty (replacement), cervical laminoplasty, cervical fusion (anterior and posterior), cervical fracture treatment. He also specializes in adult thoracic deformity, kyphosis, scoliosis, flat back deformity, tumors of the thoracic spine from metastatic cancers to the spine. For lumbar spine he has special interest in minimally invasive Lateral Interbody fusion, lumbar disc arthroplasty (replacement), Posterior based interbody fusion with expandable cages to maintain spine alignment.
Dr. Grewal attended University of Rochester in upstate New York where he earned a double degree in Biomedical Engineering with distinction and in Economics. He helped design and patented a new closed suction catheter device as part of his Engineering design projects. He was involved in local EMS at the university, research projects at University of Rochester Medical Center and Department of Engineering. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York Institute of Technology School of Osteopathic Medicine. He received honors in Endocrinology, Hematology and Oncology, Toxicology. He is often cited as a “patient advocate, caring and skilled physician” by his peers during medical school and post graduate training. He is a graduate of Richmond Hill High School in Queens, NY.
Dr. Grewal completed his Orthopaedic Training at NYCOMEC affiliated program at North Shore Plainview Hospital and Peninsula Hospital. His training involved working with leading Orthopaedic Surgeons on Long Island, Orthopaedic Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital with Dr. James Wittig, MD and Pediatric Orthopaedic training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio. Dr. Grewal ranked 16th on the national exam for Orthopaedics after completing his post graduate residency training.
Dr. Grewal’s research on cervical myelopathy won the second prize in resident’s and fellows research award for spine surgery in 2014 (AOAO National Meeting). He has presented his research at both national and international meetings of various Spine Societies (ISSLS and AO Spine North America, Inman Abbott – UCSF.) He is involved in academic teaching for residents in Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery.