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AboutDr. Karamian Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Karamian is a spine surgeon at the University of Utah who manages all aspects of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine including stenosis, disc herniations, radiculopathy, myelopathy, deformity/scoliosis, trauma, tumors, and infection. Dr. Karamian takes a patient-centered approach, utilizing both operative and non-operative interventions to help patients achieve their goals.

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Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is the latest technology available to perform spinal surgeries through small, less than one-inch-long incisions. It involves the use of special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques to visualize and perform the surgery through such small incisions.

Patient Testimonials

  • Dr Karamian is the finest doctor's I've had the privilege of knowing. I had been dealing with an extensive spine injury accompanied by significant pain. I had been treated by another doctor and had a terrible experience. From the moment I met doctor Karamian, I knew that I had found the right phy...

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  • How can I thank you? Not just for your professional skills but for the thought and concern you displayed while treating me.

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Publications & Journal Articles


Do Patient Outcomes Predict Loss to Long-Term Follow-Up After Spine Surgery?

To determine if spine surgery patients with greater improvement in patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) at early postoperative..

Demographics and Medical Comorbidities as Risk Factors for Increased Episode of Care Costs Following Lumbar Fusion in Medicare Patients

The objective was to evaluate medical comorbidities and surgical..


Practice Location

University Orthopaedic Center 590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT  84108