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Tamir Tawfik, MD, FAANS

Areas of Expertise

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Medical Education

Louisiana State University


Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Tawfik is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon who is dedicated to consistently expanding his knowledge in the newest techniques for his patients. While in medical school at Louisiana State University, Dr. Tawfik successfully completed retrospective and prospective research in functional, cranial, and spine surgery. Dr. Tawfik completed his fellowship at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, Washington. During his fellowship, Dr. Tawfik was featured in World Neurosurgery for his anatomic study of the nutrient foramina of posterior axis with application to C2 pedicle screw placement. Dr. Tawfik has also published landmark research regarding the anatomical study of the extreme lateral transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion approach, which is referenced and utilized in surgery among neurosurgeons around the globe. Dr. Tawfik has research interested in the newest techniques for decompression and fusion of the entire spinal axis.


  • Cervical Spine

    • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    • Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion
    • Anterior cervical disc replacement
    • Posterior cervical discectomy
    • Posterior cervical laminectomy
    • Posterior cervical foraminotomy
    • Posterior cervical fusion
    • Occipitocervical fusion
  • Lumbar Spine

    • Lumbar discectomy
    • Lumbar foraminotomy
    • Lumbar laminectomy
    • Posterior lumbar fusion
    • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion
    • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
    • Anterior lumbar fusion (ALIF)
    • Anterior lumbar corpectomy and fusion
    • Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)
    • Extreme lateral corpectomy and fusion
    • Lumbopelvic fusion
    • Sacroiliac fusion (SI fusion)
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures

    • Minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion
    • Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
    • Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)
    • Percutaneous sacroiliac fusion (SI Fusion)
  • Reconstructive Procedures

    • Occipitocervical fusion
    • Cervicothoracic fusion
    • Thoracolumbar fusion
    • Adult degenerative scoliosis
    • Chin on chest deformity
    • Complex revision spinal surgery