DR. CHIMA OHAEGBULAM
I treat spine disorders where surgery can play a role in treatment. These conditions include degenerative disorders like stenosis, disc herniations and instability. I also treat certain spine tumors, spinal deformity, trauma and some congenital disorders.
I have extensively adopted newer technologies where they provide clear benefit for the appropriate patients, such as improved pain and function outcomes, and decreased risk of surgical complications. Some of my interests include cervical disc replacement and minimally invasive spine surgery.
I make extensive use of spinal navigation technologies, and have been an early adopter of robotic spine surgery. I have been fortunate to have been able to provide surgery with the Mazor Stealth Robotic technology to more patients than any other physician in the Boston area to date. These techniques provide increased accuracy and safety in performing a number of spine surgical procedures
I was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Nigeria. I graduated from the University of Nigeria Medical School in Enugu, Nigeria and did my Neurosurgical Residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital in Boston. I completed by specialist fellowship training in Complex Spine Surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
I am Board Certified in Neurosurgery. and I belong to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).
I have written and contributed to a number of publications and book chapters on a number of neurosurgical subjects.
I am on staff at the New England Baptist Hospital and Boston Outpatient Surgical Suites in Waltham.