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Harel Deutsch, MD

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  • Neurological Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Neurological Surgery
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York - Neurological Surgery
Fellowship: Emory University Hospital - Neurological Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Back pain
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Herniated disc
  • Lumbar disc replacement
  • Motion preservation
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal instrumentation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spine surgery
  • Spine surgery, minimally invasive
  • Spine surgery, revision
Research Interests:
  • Etiology of chronic back pain
  • Artificial cervical and lumbar disk replacement
  • Failed back surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Stand-alone interspinous spacer versus decompressive laminectomy for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis.
    Lauryssen C, Jackson RJ, Baron JM, Tallarico RA, Lavelle WF, Deutsch H, Block JE, Geisler FH
    Expert Rev Med Devices
    2015 Oct 21
  2. Severe spinal cord compression due to extramedullary hematopoiesis.
    Tan LA, Deutsch H
    Br J Neurosurg
    2015 Mar 27
  3. Thermal injury of thoracic spinal cord after percutaneous cryoablation of spinal tumor-When needles are more dangerous than the knife.
    Tan LA, Deutsch H
    Br J Neurosurg
    2015 Jan 6
  4. Letter to the Editor: Complications associated with epidural steroid injection.
    Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H
    J Neurosurg Spine
    2015 Feb 6
  5. Rapidly progressive quadriparesis secondary to cervical epidural hematoma - A rare complication of epidural injection.
    Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H
    Br J Neurosurg
    2014 Sep 9
  6. Atlantoaxial Instability of Inflammatory Origin in Adults: Case Reports, Literature Review and Rationale for Early Surgical Intervention.
    Kerolus M, Jeans EB, Fontes RB, Deutsch H, Traynelis VC
    2014 Sep 24
  7. Thoracic arachnoid cyst resection.
    Deutsch H
    Neurosurg Focus
    2014 Sep
    37 Suppl 2:Video 4.
  8. The "screwed aorta" after spinal deformity surgery.
    Tan LA, Ahuja SK, Deutsch H
    Br J Neurosurg
    2014 Nov 10
  9. Malignant degeneration of multilevel monostotic Paget's disease involving the thoracic spine: An unusual presentation.
    Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Harbhajanka A, Miller IJ, Deutsch H
    J Clin Neurosci
    2014 Jul
  10. Outcome of salvage lumbar fusion after lumbar arthroplasty.
    Alahmadi H, Deutsch H
    Asian Spine J
    2014 Feb
  11. Minimally invasive transpedicular approach for evacuation of epidural abscess and debridement of disc space in a patient with discitis in the thoracic spine.
    Tan LA, Takagi I, Deutsch H
    Neurosurg Focus
    2013 Jul
    35(2 Suppl):Video 6.
  12. Minimally invasive lumbar foraminotomy.
    Deutsch H.
    Neurosurg Focus. 2013
    2013 Jul
    35 Suppl:Video7. doi: 10.3171/2013.V2.FOCUS13193.
  13. Effect of total lumbar disc replacement on lumbosacral lordosis.
    Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H
    J Spinal Disord Tech
    2012 Oct
  14. Lumbar disc replacement in adolescents: An initial experience in two cases.
    Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H.
    J Pediatr Neurosci. 2012
    2012 May
    7(2):129-32. doi: 10.4103/1817-1745.102577.
  15. Unilateral paramedian transpedicular approach for repair of anterior transdural spinal cord herniation: report of a case and literature review.
    Kasliwal MK, O'toole JE, Deutsch H.
    Asian Spine J. 2012
    2012 Mar
    6(1):55-9. doi: 10.4184/asj.2012.6.1.55. Epub 2012 Mar 9.
  16. Clinical and radiographic outcomes using local bone shavings as autograft in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
    Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H.
    World Neurosurg. 2012
    2012 Jul
    78(1-2):185-90. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2011.05.049. Epub 2011 Nov 7.
  17. Completely calcified lumbar synovial cyst.
    Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H
    Neurol India
    2011 Mar-Apr
  18. Anhidrosis after anterior retroperitoneal approach for L4-L5 artificial disc replacement.
    Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H.
    J Clin Neurosci. 2011
    2011 Jul
    18(7):990-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2010.11.022. Epub 2011 May 12.
  19. Minimally invasive retropleural approach for central thoracic disc herniation.
    Kasliwal M, Deutsch H.
    Minim Invasive Neurosurg
    2011 Aug
  20. Pain outcomes after surgery in patients with intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformations.
    Deutsch H.
    Neurosurg Focus. 2010
    2010 Sep
    29(3):E15. doi: 10.3171/2010.6.FOCUS10108.
  21. The predictive value of the baseline Oswestry Disability Index in lumbar disc arthroplasty.
    Deutsch H.
    Neurosurg Focus. 2010
    2010 Jun
    28(6):E7. doi: 10.3171/2010.3.FOCUS1060.
  22. High-dose bone morphogenetic protein-induced ectopic abdomen bone growth.
    Deutsch H
    Spine J
    2010 Feb
  23. Idiopathic scoliosis.
    Angevine PD, Deutsch H.
    Neurosurgery. 2008
    2008 Sep
    63(3 Suppl):86-93. doi: 10.1227/01.NEU.0000320427.28377.F7. Review.
  24. Minimally invasive transpedicular vertebrectomy for metastatic disease to the thoracic spine.
    Deutsch H, Boco T, Lobel J.
    J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008
    2008 Apr
    21(2):101-5. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e31805fea01.
  25. Perioperative complications of minimally invasive surgery (MIS): comparison of MIS and open interbody fusion techniques
    Bagan B, Patel N, Deutsch H, Harrop J, Sharan A, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff JK
    Surg Technol Int
  26. Management of focal lumbar canal stenosis: importance of upright dynamic radiographs.
    Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H
    Neurol India
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