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Desh Sahni, MD, at Capital Brain & Spine in Austin, Texas, is one of only a handful of Texas surgeons trained in both neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery. He is also one of the few spine surgeons in Central Texas who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. Much of his work is done through incisions that are often one inch or less. He uses only the most advanced techniques in microsurgical spinal decompression, computer-guided spinal surgery, and robotic spine surgery.
Most importantly, he is a skillful surgeon who aspires for perfection in patient outcomes.
Dr. Sahni employs a scholarly and science-based approach to neuro-spine surgery and provides humane and compassionate patient-centric care to all.
Open-minded and non-judgmental, Dr. Sahni and his staff welcome all patients with warmth.
Dr. Sahni was raised in New York and received his undergraduate degree in English literature from Columbia University and his Medical Degree from Columbia’s College of Physicians in the Far Upper West Side of Manhattan. He relocated to Texas to undergo neurosurgical training at the Baylor College of Medicine/MD Anderson in Houston. He then completed a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery at the Texas Medical Center Spine fellowship, also in Houston, where he trained at Houston Methodist Hospital, MD Anderson and Texas Children’s Hospital, among others.
Dr. Sahni has extensive experience and training in neurotrauma. He is highly regarded as one of the most experienced and capable neurotrauma surgeons in central Texas. He currently serves as a neurotrauma coordinator for the busiest trauma center in Austin: St. David’s South Austin Hospital, a level 2 trauma center.
In addition to his surgical skills and medical knowledge, Dr. Sahni also advocates for nontraditional and nonsurgical therapies for spinal health, including chiropractic care, yoga, meditation, Tai-chi, pilates, acupuncture and strength training.
Dr. Sahni enjoys living in Austin with his wife and three children. When he’s not helping patients or learning new skills, Dr. Sahni spends time exercising, playing with his children, or reading books that help him improve the world around him in some small way every day.