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Brandon P. Hirsch, MD

Specialties

Spine

Languages

English
4.2/5
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Services & Specialties

Spine

Languages

English

Office Information

Mesa Clinic

1500 S Dobson Rd
Suite 202
Mesa, AZ 85202
Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information

Biography

Brandon P. Hirsch, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. His clinical interests include the minimally invasive treatment of complex degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Dr. Hirsch completed two year-long fellowship programs in orthopedic spine surgery under world-renowned spine surgeons at Rush University Medical Center and the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. While at NYU he was trained in complex spinal reconstruction and caring for patients with disabling spinal deformities, many of whom had a history of multiple spine procedures. During his time at Rush University Medical Center, he was fortunate to train at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute where he learned the latest minimally invasive techniques.

Prior to his fellowship training, Dr. Hirsch completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at both, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Health System. Dr. Hirsch earned his doctoral degree from Yale University – School of Medicine where he graduated with the Farr Scholar Award for Excellence in Research. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Emory University, graduating summa cum laude.

Brandon P. Hirsch, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. His clinical interests include the minimally invasive treatment of complex degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Dr. Hirsch completed two year-long fellowship programs in orthopedic spine surgery under world-renowned spine surgeons at Rush University Medical Center and the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. While at NYU he was trained in complex spinal reconstruction and caring for patients with disabling spinal deformities, many of whom had a history of multiple spine procedures. During his time at Rush University Medical Center, he was fortunate to train at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute where he learned the latest minimally invasive techniques.

Prior to his fellowship training, Dr. Hirsch completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at both, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Health System. Dr. Hirsch earned his doctoral degree from Yale University – School of Medicine where he graduated with the Farr Scholar Award for Excellence in Research. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Emory University, graduating summa cum laude.

Dr. Hirsch has published multiple peer-reviewed original articles on a variety of topics including spinal alignment, spondylolisthesis, and ambulatory spine surgery. He has authored three book chapters and remains active in orthopedic spine surgery research. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

 

Dr. Hirsch believes strongly in the patient-centered model of healthcare. He feels patients do best when they are well informed about their spine condition and all options available for treatment. While surgery is not required for the majority of spine conditions, when it is necessary, Dr. Hirsch utilizes the least invasive surgical techniques available to get patients back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible. As a result, many of Dr. Hirsch’s patients can return to the comfort of their home on the day of surgery.

Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Bone Spurs/Osteophytes
  • Compression Fractures
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discectomy
  • Facetectomy
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foraminotomy
  • Herniated or Bulging Discs
  • Laminectomy & Laminotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Outpatient Spine Surgery
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis

Fellowship

Rush University Medical Center/ NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Residency

Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Health System

Doctoral

Yale University School of Medicine

Undergraduate

Emory University

Board Certification

Board Eligible

Accolades

  • 2015 – OREF Resident Research Project Grant
  • 2011 – Farr Scholar, Excellence in Research, Yale University School of Medicine
  • 2010 – James G. Hirsch, M.D. Endowed Medical Student Research Fellowship
  • 2006 – Highest Honors, Undergraduate Thesis, Emory University: “Co-cultures of Native Cardiac Myocytes with Embryonic Stem Cells Exhibit Increased Markers of Arrhythmic Risk.”
  • 2003 – Goodrich C. White Scholar
  • 2003 – Emory Scholar

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Overall 4.2 out of 5

Explained Understandably 4.3
Listened Carefully 4.3
Gave Understandable Answers 4.3
Knew Medical History 3.9
Showed Respect 4.3
Spent Enough Time 4.2

Research and Experience

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Spine Surgery in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Setting: Value-Based Advancement or Safety Liability? Sivaganesan A, Hirsch B, Phillips FM, McGirt MJ. Neurosurgery. 2018 Aug 1;83(2):159-165. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyy057. PubMed PMID: 29538716.

Validation of prone intraoperative measurements of global spinal alignment. Vaynrub M, Hirsch BP, Tishelman J, et al. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018;29(2):187–192. doi:10.3171/2018.1.SPINE17808

Traumatic Fractures of the Cervical Spine: Analysis of Changes in Incidence, Cause, Concurrent Injuries, and Complications Among 488,262 Patients from 2005 to 2013. Passias PG, Poorman GW, Segreto FA, et al. World Neurosurg. 2018;110:e427–e437. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2017.11.011

Surgical management of lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis. Eismont FJ, Norton RP, Hirsch BP. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014;22(4):203–213. doi:10.5435/JAAOS-22-04-203

Improving visual estimates of cervical spine range of motion. Hirsch BP, Webb ML, Bohl DD, et al. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014;43(11):E261–E265.

Case reviews of infections of the spine in patients with a history of solid organ transplantation. Falakassa J, Hirsch BP, Norton RP, Mendez-Zfass M, Eismont FJ. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014;39(19):E1154–E1158. doi:10.1097/BRS.0000000000000453

The effect of therapies for osteoporosis on spine fusion: a systematic review. Hirsch BP, Unnanuntana A, Cunningham ME, Lane JM. Spine J. 2013;13(2):190–199. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2012.03.035

A radiographic study of the ossification of the posterior wall of the acetabulum: implications for the diagnosis of pediatric and adolescent hip disorders. Fabricant PD, Hirsch BP, Holmes I, Kelly BT, Lorich DG, Helfet DL, Bogner EA, Green DW. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Feb 6;95(3):230-6. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00592. PubMed PMID: 23389786.

The effect of omega-3 fatty-acid supplements on perioperative bleeding following posterior spinal arthrodesis. Meredith DS, Kepler CK, Huang RC, Hirsch B, Nguyen J, Farmer JC, Girardi FP, O’Leary PF, Cammisa FP. Eur Spine J. 2012 Dec;21(12):2659-63. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2365-1. Epub 2012 May 13. Erratum in: Eur Spine J. 2012 Dec;21(12):2664. Huang, Russel C [added]. PubMed PMID: 22581258; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3508246.

Mild intraoperative hypothermia reduces free tissue transfer thrombosis. Liu YJ, Hirsch BP, Shah AA, Reid MA, Thomson JG. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2011 Feb;27(2):121-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1268211. Epub 2010 Oct 27. PubMed PMID: 20981640.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter:

“Treatment of Pharyngoesophageal Injuries in Cervical Spine Surgery.” DeLacure MD, Hirsch BP, Protopsaltis TP. In: Cervical Spine Surgery: Standard and Advanced Techniques, 1st Ed. Edited by Koller H & Robinson Y. Springer Berlin Heidelburg Inc., In Production.

“Complications of Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation.” Hirsch BP, Williams SK. In: Spinal Instrumentation: Challenges and Solutions. Edited by Kim DH, Vacarro AR, Fessler RG, & Radcliff K. New York, NY: Thieme Inc., In Production.

“Biomaterials in fracture fixation.” Lane JM, Mait, JE, Unnanuntanna A, Hirsch BP, Shaffer A, Shonuga, O. In: Comprehensive Biomaterials, Edited by Ducheyne P. Philadelphia, PA: Elselvier Inc., 2011.

Presentations:

Poster Presentations:

“Visualization of the cervicothoracic junction on EOS imaging versus plain cervical radiographs.” Hirsch BP, Montes DV, , Protopsaltis TS, Siow M, Vaynrub M, Zou A. Electronic Poster Presentation, CSRS Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL. November 30 – December 2, 2017.

“Visualization of the cervicothoracic junction on EOS imaging versus plain cervical radiographs.” Hirsch BP, Montes DV, Protopsaltis TS, Siow M, Vaynrub M, Zou A. Electronic Poster Presentation, NASS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. October 25-28, 2017.

Anti-Sclerostin (Scl-Ab) Increases Bone Mass and Fusion Volume in a Rat Posterolateral Spinal Fusion Model. Chaoyang L, Cunningham M, Hirsch BP, Ke HZ, Lane J, Mait JE, Shaffer AD, Shonuga OA. Poster Presentation, 58th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA. February 4-7, 2012.

Decreased cortical mineral heterogeneity in patients with fragility fractures compared to those without fractures. Boskey AL, Donnelly E, Hirsch BP, Lane JM, Meredith DS. Poster Presentation, 58th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA.February 4-7, 2012.

Sclerostin Antibody Enhances Spine Fusion in a Rat Posterolateral Transverse Process Fusion Model: Preliminary Results. Chaoyang L, Cunningham M, Hirsch BP, Ke HZ, Lane JM, Mait JE, Shaffer AD, Shonuga OA. Poster Presentation, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2011 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. September 16-20, 2011.

FTIR analysis of bone quality in post-menopausal females at two different sites in the proximal femur. Boskey A, Donnelly E, Hirsch BP, Lane JM. Poster, Yale University School of Medicine Student Research Day. New Haven, CT. May 9, 2011.

Oral Presentations:

Assessment of cervical deformity flexibility on supine advanced imaging. Dastagirzada Y, Fisher N, Hirsch BP, Montes DV, Protopsaltis TS, Tishelman J. Podium Presentation, CSRS Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL. November 30 – December 2, 2017.

“Visualization of the cervicothoracic junction on EOS imaging versus plain cervical radiographs.” Hirsch BP, Montes DV, Protopsaltis TS, Siow M, Vaynrub M, Zou A. Abstract Presentation. 14th Annual State of Spine Surgery Think Tank, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. June 17, 2017.

CT and X-Ray Examination of the Immature Acetabulum is Appropriate Only After Closure of the Triradiate Cartilage. Bogner E, Fabricant PD, Green DW, Hirsch BP, Holmes I, Kelly BT. Podium Presentation, AAOS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. March 20, 2013.

A Radiographic Study of the Ossification of the Posterior Wall of the Acetabulum: Implications for the Characterization and Treatment of FAI Rim Lesions in Children and Adolescents. Bogner E, Fabricant PD, Green DW, Hirsch BP, Holmes I, Kelly BT. Podium Presentation, AOSSM 2012 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, M.D.. July 14, 2012.

Detection of unusual etiologies for vertebral compression fractures with intraoperative biopsy during kyphoplasty. Bansal M, Hirsch BP, Lane JM Unnanuntana A. 57th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Long Beach, CA. February 2011.

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