Dr. Zoher Ghogawala practices Neurological Surgery in Burlington, MA. As a Neurological Surgeon, Dr. Ghogawala prevents, diagnoses, evaluates, and treats disorders of the autonomic, peripheral, and central nervous systems. Neurological Surgeons are trained to treat such disorders as spinal canal stenosis, herniated discs, tumors, fractures, and spinal deformities, among many others.
Education and Training
Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 1991
Harvard Medical School 1991
Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological SurgeryABNS
- Back Pain
- Pinched Nerve
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease (ddd)
- Mass Gen Hosp, Neurological Surgery; Mass Gen Hosp, General Surgery; Mass Gen Hosp, Internal Medicine
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Get to know Neurosurgeon Dr. Zoher Ghogawala, who serves patients in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Dr. Ghogawala is a board-certified neurosurgeon whose clinical interests include spinal and brain tumors, disc herniations, carotid stenosis, spinal cord compression and spinal deformities. He leads multiple non-industry funded, peer-reviewed clinical trials that aim to understand the effectiveness of spinal procedures.
Dr. Ghogawala is the Chairman of Neurosurgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health – a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, as well as more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and to advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.
Dr. Ghogawala is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Ghogawala was the principal investigator of the national SLIP study – a randomized clinical trial that compared fusion versus no fusion following spinal decompression.
Dr. Ghogawala is board-certified in neurosurgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS). The mission of the ABNS is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the science of neurological surgery.
Dr. Ghogawala is on the Board of Directors of the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Cervical Spine Research Society.
Dr. Ghogawala received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1991. He then went on to complete his internship in internal medicine and residencies in neurosurgery and general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also completed fellowship trainings at Harvard Medical School and at Whitehead Institute / Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Ghogawala is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Fellowship is a post-nominal title used to indicate that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by said College.
Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders affecting any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. Neurosurgeons, like Dr. Ghogawala, specialize in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, vascular disorders, tumors, stroke, infections of the brain or spine, trauma, or degenerative diseases of the spine. They use neuroradiology imaging like MRI, CT, PET, and MEG to diagnose / treat neurological problems.
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