Fanor Manuel Saavedra-Pozo, MD, FAANS, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with the Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute. He specializes in disorders and injuries to the spine, spinal cord and nerves.
Expert Spinal Care
Painful, complex and life-threatening spinal conditions or injuries require the expert spinal care of a highly trained neurosurgeon like Dr. Saavedra-Pozo. He cares for patients with spinal tumors, deformity, fractures, injuries and more.
While each patient is different, surgery may not be the first treatment option. To begin, Dr. Saavedra-Pozo may recommend a non-surgical approach such as physical therapy, prescription medication management and injections. If it becomes clear non-surgical treatments are insufficient, surgery may be necessary.
One surgical approach is minimally invasive surgery, which is performed with precision robotics using a small incision to access and treat the problem area. With today's advanced equipment and techniques, Dr. Saavedra-Pozo is able to operate with the highest level of accuracy. After minimally invasive surgery, patients typically experience less pain and a shorter recovery time.
Conditions Dr. Saavedra-Pozo treats include:
- Spine degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
- Vertebral spine tumors
- Spinal cord tumors
- Spinal fractures
- Spinal stenosis
- Neurogenic claudication
Dr. Saavedra-Pozo's Training
Dr. Saavedra-Pozo earned his medical degree from the University Mayor de San Simon in Bolivia. He then completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. He has a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio.
About Dr. Saavedra-Pozo
In addition, he is a fellow of the American College of Neurological Surgeons and an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Saavedra-Pozo was distinguished by the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during his neurosurgical residency. Dr. Saavedra-Pozo has coauthored many book chapters in recognized textbooks of neurosurgical literature. His work has appeared in more than a dozen peer-reviewed journals. He is also a frequent national and international presenter.