YRMG Welcomes Accomplished Neurosurgeon to the Quad Cities
By Bridget O’Gara
Neurosurgeon Sam Safavi-Abbasi, MD is now performing advanced brain and spine surgeries as well as the latest minimally invasive procedures in the Quad Cities, thanks to an affiliation between Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG) and Barrow Brain and Spine.
“This is a major step forward for neurosurgical services in our community and throughout northern Arizona,” said Ken Boush, Director, Marketing and Communications at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “Dr. Safavi-Abbasi’s expertise as a neurosurgeon complements the care provided by the team at YRMG, Neurosurgical Medicine and Physiatry.”
Training with Top Neurosurgeons
Dr. Safavi-Abbasi studied spine biomechanics and spinal disorders as well as cerebrovascular and skull base brain tumors during neurosurgical fellowships at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Following his fellowships, Dr. Safavi-Abbasi joined Barrow Brain and Spine, a physician-owned practice that partners with Barrow Neurological Institute.
He specializes in:
- Spinal diseases
- Spinal pain
- Spinal disorders
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- General neurosurgery
- Brain and spinal tumors
- Neurosurgical spine surgery
An Excellent Medical Education
Dr. Safavi-Abbasi earned his medical degree from Georg-August-University, Medical School in Göttingen, Germany and undertook additional training at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. From there, he pursued an internship and residency at the University of Oklahoma, Department of Neurosurgery, in Oklahoma City.
How to Reach Dr. Safavi-Abbasi
Dr. Safavi-Abbasi is located on the campus of Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) West in the new Outpatient Services Building West at 1001 Willow Creek Rd., Suite 3100 in Prescott. Call 928.445.4818.