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Lali Sekhon, MD

  • Specialities

    Cervical myelopathy, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal tumors, and trauma

  • Fellowship

    Mayo Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital

  • Residency

    University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia

  • Medical School

    University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia

  • Board Certified by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

About

Doctor Sekhon is a board certified (FRACS) and double-fellowship trained spine neurosurgeon who joined Reno Orthopedic Center in 2019. He has special expertise in the diagnosis and management of many conditions including cervical myelopathy, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal tumors, and trauma. Dr. Sekhon's practice includes motion preservation techniques and technologies, artificial discs, dynamic stabilization, interbody fusion, and other procedures including minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Sekhon is Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine in Reno and Las Vegas. Prior to joining Reno Orthopedic Center, Dr. Sekhon was an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney with a clinical appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Injuries Unit (Head of Department) at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Ongoing areas of research interest include cervical and lumbar disc prostheses, spinal implant designs, bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), and spinal cord injury. He has worked in Reno as a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon since 2005.

Graduating with honors, Dr. Sekhon received his medical degree at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. Clinical sub-internships in neurology and neurosurgery were completed at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT followed by a pediatric neurosurgical clinical rotation at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney. Also, in Sydney, Dr. Sekhon completed, with distinction, a neurosurgical residency.

Dr. Sekhon received advanced training during two different neurosurgical fellowship programs. The first at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and a combined orthopedic/neurosurgical spinal fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital in Ontario, Canada. In addition, he received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Department of Surgery, University of Sydney, Australia.

During his under-graduate, graduate, doctoral and fellowship training, Dr. Sekhon received a plethora of honors and awards including the Young Neurosurgeons Award from the World Federation of Neurosurgeons and Outstanding Clinical Research Award from the Cervical Spine Research Society. Dr. Sekhon continues to receive many honors, some repeatedly.

Dr. Sekhon is a member of numerous prestigious organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Joint Section AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve, Joint Section AANS/CNS Trauma and Critical Care, North American Spine Society (NASS), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Spine Trauma Study Group, and others.

In 2010 he became a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS).

Dr. Sekhon founded ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada in 2011, a not-for-profit organization that teaches high school children head and spinal cord injury prevention throughout the Northern Nevada area and is currently it’s president.

Dr. Sekhon was Chief of Neurosurgery at Renown Regional Medical Center from 2016-2019

Dr. Sekhon completed a Master of Business Administration as an equal top graduating student in 2020.

Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients. (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    (2013, 2012)

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    (2016, 2015, 2017, 2018)

  • Patients' Choice Award

    (2017, 2008, 2018, 2021, 2011, 2013, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2015)

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    (2014)

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    (2018, 2016, 2017, 2013, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2015)

  • Top Doctor's in America

    (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

  • Newsweek's 15 Leaders in Neurosurgery

    (2014)

  • Lali Sekhon, MD listed in "Becker's 60 Spine Inventors to Know"

    (2012)

  • ThinkFirst Sponsoring Physician of the Year

    (2013)

  • HealthTap's Top Neurosurgeon in Nevada Award

    (2013)

  • Nevada Medical Marvels list from Nevada Business Magazine

    (2013)

  • ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada Helmet Hero

    (2015)

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, EMBA, University of Nevada, School of Business

    (2020)

Publications

  • Sekhon LHS and Morgan MK: Pineal teratoma and its relationship to intracerebral development: case report. Neurosurgery 28: 594-596, 1991

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK, Besser M and Maixner W: Controversies in the management of brainstem cavernous angioma: report of 2 cases. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 62: 763-767, 1992

  • Morgan MK and Sekhon LHS: Extracranial/intracranial saphenous vein bypass for carotid or vertebral artery dissections: report of six cases. J Neurosurg 80: 237-246, 1994

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK, Spence I and Weber NC: Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion inhibits neuronal function in rats. Stroke 25: 1022-1027, 1994

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK and Johnston IH: Syndactyly and intracranial arteriovenous malformation: case report. Brit J Neurosurg 8: 377-380, 1994

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK, Salisbury ELC, Grace J and Lamont PJ: Recurrent Lymphomatoid granulomatosis and isolated central nervous system involvement: case report. J Clin Neurosci 2: 163-166, 1995

  • Sekhon LHS, Spence I, Morgan MK, and Weber NC: Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion in the rat: temporal delineation of effects and the in vitro ischemic threshold. Brain Res 704: 107-111, 1995

  • Morgan MK, Sekhon LHS, Halcrow SJ, Grinnell V, and Sorby W: Effective management of cerebral vasospasm with balloon angioplasty after failed papaverine angioplasty: case report. J Clin Neurosci 3(2): 162-165, 1996

  • Sekhon LHS, Spence I and Morgan MK: Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion and impaired neuronal function in the rat. J Clin Neurosci 3(2): 191, 1996

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK, Spence I: Alterations in hippocampal structure in the chronic hypoperfusion model in the rat. Stroke 27(4): 793, 1996

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK, Spence I: Alterations in animal behavior in the chronic hypoperfusion model in the rat. Stroke 27(4): 795, 1996

  • Sekhon LHS: The effects of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion in the rat. Journal and Proceedings, Royal Society of NSW, 129 (3/4): 153, 1996

  • Isert P, Stewart A, Sekhon, L. and Crawford M: Changes in brain temperature during forced-air convection cooling of primates. J Neurosurg Anesth 8: 331, 1996

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK, Spence I and Weber NC: Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion: pathological and behavioral consequences. Neurosurgery 40: 548-556, 1997

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK, and Spence I: Normal perfusion pressure breakthrough: the role of capillaries. J Neurosurg 86: 519-524, 1997

  • Sekhon LHS, Spence I, Morgan MK, and Weber NC: Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion inhibits calcium-induced long-term potentiation in rats. Stroke 28: 1043-1048, 1997

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK and Spence I: Defining the role of capillaries in “normal perfusion pressure breakthrough” and “occlusive hyperemia”. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 99: S13, 1997

  • Sekhon LHS: The effects of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion associated with arteriovenous malformations. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 99: S267-268, 1997

  • Morgan MK, Sekhon LHS, Grinnell V, Sorby W and Finfer S: Delayed neurological deterioration following resection of arteriovenous malformations of the brain. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 99: S54, 1997

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK, and Spence I: Pathological consequences of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion in the rat. J Clin Neurosci 4(2): 281, 1997

  • Sekhon LHS and Vonau M: Simultaneous hangman’s fracture in siblings undergoing vehicular trauma. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 68: 158-161, 1998

  • Sekhon LHS, Spence I, Morgan MK, and Weber NC: Long-term potentiation saturation in chronic cerebral hypoperfusion. J Clin Neurosci 5(3): 323-328, 1998

  • Sekhon LHS, Morgan MK, Sorby W, Grinnell V: Combined endovascular stent implantation and endosaccular coil placement for the treatment of a wide-necked vertebral artery aneurysm: technical case report. Neurosurgery 43(2): 380-384, 1998

  • Morgan MK, Sekhon L, Rahman Z, Dandie G: Letter to the Editor: Morbidity of intracranial hemorrhage in patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Stroke 29(9): 2001, 1998

  • Sekhon LHS, Spence I, Morgan MK, and Weber NC: The role of inhibition in chronic cerebral hypoperfusion. J Clin Neurosci 5(4): 423-428, 1998

  • Morgan MK, Sekhon LHS, Finfer S and Grinnell V: Delayed neurological deterioration following resection of arteriovenous malformations of the brain. J Neurosurg 90: 695-701, 1999

  • Morgan MK, Sekhon LHS, Grinnell V, Sorby W and Finfer S: Delayed neurological deterioration following resection of arteriovenous malformations of the brain. J Neurosurg 1999 Apr;90(4):695-701

  • Fehlings MG, Yu WR, Shannon P, Sekhon LHS: Role of apoptosis in neuronal and axonal degeneration in cervical spondylotic myelopathy: an immunohistochemical study of human autopsy cases. Can J Neuro Sci 27(S2): S66, 2000

  • Fehlings MG, Yu WR, Shannon P, Sekhon LHS: Role of apoptosis in neuronal and axonal degeneration in cervical spondylotic myelopathy: an immunohistochemical study of human autopsy cases. J Neurosurg 92: 534, 2000

  • Fehlings MG and Sekhon LHS: Acute interventions in spinal cord injury: what do we know, what should we do? Clin Neurosurg, 48: 226-242, 2001

  • Sekhon, LHS: Methylprednisolone in acute spinal cord injury: arguments for its use. J Bone Joint Surg - British Volume. 83-B Supplement III:363, 2001

  • Sekhon LHS and Fehlings MG: Epidemiology, demographics and pathophysiology of acute spinal cord injury. Spine 26:S2-S12, 2001

  • Fehlings MG and Sekhon LHS: The role and timing of decompression in acute spinal cord injury. What do we know? What should we do? Spine 26:S101-S110 2001

  • Sekhon LHS and Morgan MK: Letter to the editor on Taylor CL, Selman WR, Ratcheson RA: Steal affecting the central nervous system. Neurosurgery 51:856-857, 2002

  • Sekhon LHS: Cervical arthroplasty in the management of spondylotic myelopathy J Spinal Disord 16: 307-313, 2003

  • Al- Barbarawi M and Sekhon LHS: Management of massive calcified transdural thoracic disc protrusion: case report. J Clin Neurosci 10(6): 707-710,2003

  • Parkinson JF and Sekhon LHS: Surgical management of spinal epidural abscess: selection of approach based on MRI appearance. J Clin Neurosci 11(2), 130-133,2004

  • Smith, SF and Sekhon LHS: A Quarter Of A Century Of Neurosurgery: The Value Of A Relational Database To Document Trends In Neurosurgical Practice Of A Tertiary Referral Hospital J Clin Neurosci 11(1): 31-36, 2004

  • Sekhon LHS: Two Level Artificial Disc Placement for Spondylotic Cervical Myelopathy: Case Report Hospital J Clin Neurosci 11(4): 412-415, 2004

  • Al- Barbarawi M, Smith S and Sekhon LHS: Haemorrhagic brain metastasis from a thymic carcinoma: case report J Clin Neurosci 11(2): 190-194,2004

  • Parkinson JF and Sekhon LHS: Cervical Arthroplasty for the treatment of cervical spine disease. Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine 9(1): 28-31, 2004

  • Sekhon LHS: Cervical arthroplasty in the management of cervical myelopathy: 18 month results. Neurosurg Focus 17(3): E8, 2004

  • Pickett GE, Mitsis DK, Sekhon LHS, Sears WR and Duggal N: Effects of a cervical disc prosthesis on segmental and cervical spine alignment. Neurosurg Focus 17(3): E8, 2004

  • Smith, SF, Simpson JF and Sekhon LHS: Prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis in neurosurgical oncology: review of 2,779 admissions over a nine-year period. Neurosurg Focus 17(4): E4, 2004

  • Parkinson JF and Sekhon LHS: MR appearance as a guide to the surgical management of spinal epidural abscess. Neurosurg Focus 17(6): E12, 2004

  • Al- Barbarawi M and Sekhon LHS: Protection of the C1 posterior arch in atlantal lateral mass screw fixation: technical case report. J Clin Neurosci 12(1): 59-61, 2005

  • Sears W, Sekhon L, Duggal N, Williamson O: Postoperative kyphosis and segmental imbalance with an unconstrained, variable I.A.R. cervical disc prosthesis. Spine J, July 6(5) (Supplement), 2005, 64S

  • Sekhon L, Sears W, Duggal N: Cervical arthroplasty after previous surgery: review of 15 cases. Spine J, July 5(4) (Supplement), 2005, 110S

  • Parkinson JF and Sekhon LHS: Spontaneous Delayed Fusion Cervical Arthroplasty Using the Bryan disc Prosthesis: Case Report . J Neurosurg 3:377-380, 2005

  • Sekhon LHS: Reversal of cervical fusion with a cervical arthroplasty prosthesis. J Spinal Disorders: 18(suppl 1):S125–S128, 2005

  • Sekhon LHS: Cervicothoracic junction arthroplasty after previous fusion surgery for adjacent segment degeneration. Operative Neurosurgery 56(ONS Suppl 1): ONS-205, 2005

  • Al- Barbarawi M, Smith SF, Qudsieh S and Sekhon LHS: Metastatic ovarian carcinoma presenting with multiple cerebral and leptomeningeal metastases: case report (in press: J Clin Neurosci: 18(6), 697-699, 2005

  • Sekhon L and Duggal N: Letter to the editor on Johnson JP, Lauryssen C, Cambron HO, et al: Sagittal alignment and the Bryan cervical artificial disc. Neurosurg Focus 17(6):E14, 2004: Neurosurg Focus 18 (3), 2005

  • Sekhon LHS: Posterior Cervical Lateral Mass Screw Fixation: An Analysis Of 1026 Consecutive Screws in 143 Patients: J Spinal Disord Tech: 18: 297-303, 2005.

  • Sekhon LHS: Reply to :Goel A and Kulkarni (letter to the editor) J Clin Neurosci: 12(6):727-728. 2005

  • Sekhon L, Sears W, Duggal N: Cervical arthroplasty after previous surgery: review of 15 cases. Spine J: 5(4)(Suppl), 110, 2005

  • Sekhon LHS: Do you really need back surgery?: A surgeon’s guide to neck and back pain and how to choose treatment (book review). J Clin Neurosci: 12(6):731. 2005

  • Sekhon LHS, Sears W and Duggal N: Cervical arthroplasty after previous surgery: review of 24 discs in 15 patients. J Neurosurgery(Spine): 3:335-341,2005

  • Smith SF, Simpson JM and Sekhon LHS: What progress has been made in surgical management of astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas in Australia over the last two decades? J Clin Neurosci: 12(8), 915-921, 2005

  • Smith SF, Biggs MT and Sekhon LHS: Risk Factors and Prophylaxis for Deep Venous Thrombosis In Neurosurgery. SurgTechnol Int XIV p1-8, 2005

  • Sekhon LHS & Ball J: Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement - Principles, Types And Techniques. Neurol India 53(4): 445-450, 2005

  • Sekhon LHS: Posterior Cervical Decompression And Fusion For Circumferential Spondylotic Cervical Stenosis: Review Of 50 Consecutive Cases. J Clin Neurosci: 13(1) 23-30, 2006

  • Ball JR & Sekhon LHS: Timing of decompression and fixation after spinal cord injury- when is surgery optimal? Critical Care and Resuscitation: 8: 119-127,2006

  • Anderson P, Sekhon L, Duggal N, Haid R, Heller J, Lynch J, Riew KD, Seex K: MR imaging clarity of cervical arthroplasty devices. Spine J: 6(5)(Suppl), 185, 2006

  • Joseph V, Sekhon L, Duggal N, Shenouda E, Choi D, Bertagnoli R, Massicotte E, Fehlings M: Revision strategies for cervical arthroplasty: results of a multi-surgeon international survey. Spine J: 6(5)(Suppl), 645, 2006

  • Pickett GE, Sekhon LHS, Sears WR and Duggal N: Complications of cervical arthroplasty. J Neurosurgery(Spine): 4:98-105,2006

  • Sekhon, Lali HS, Anderson P, Duggal N, Lynch J, Heller J, Riew, DK, Haid, RW Jr, Seex K: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clarity of the Bryan, Prodisc-c, Prestige LP, and PCM Cervical Arthroplasty Devices: 823. Neurosurgery. 59(2):461, August 2006.

  • Vaccaro AR, Lim MR, Hurlbert RJ, Lehman RA Jr, Harrop J, Fisher DC, Dvorak M, Anderson DG, Zeiller SC, Lee JY, Fehlings MG, Oner FC; Spine Trauma Study Group: Surgical Decision Making for Unstable Thoracolumbar Spine Injuries: Results of a Consensus Panel Review by the Spine Trauma Study Group. J Spinal Disord Tech. Feb;19(1):1-10, 2006

  • Vaccaro AR, Lee JY, Schweitzer KM, Lim MR, Baron EM, Oner FC, Hulbert RJ, Hedlund R, Fehlings MG, Arnold P, Harrop J, Bono CM, Anderson PA, Anderson DG, Harris MB, Spine Trauma Study Group: Assessment Of Injury To The Posterior Ligamentous Complex In Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma. Spine J. 2006 Sep-Oct;6(5):524-8. Epub 2006 Jul 11

  • Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR, Hurlbert RJ, Wilsey JT, Baron EM, Shaffrey CI, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF, Oner FC, Wood KB, Anand N, Anderson DG, Lim MR, Lee JY, Bono CM, Arnold PM, Rampersaud YR, Fehlings MG; Spine Trauma Study Group: Intrarater And Interrater Reliability And Validity In The Assessment Of The Mechanism Of Injury And Integrity Of The Posterior Ligamentous Complex: A Novel Injury Severity Scoring System For Thoracolumbar Injuries. Invited Submission From The Joint Section Meeting On Disorders Of The Spine And Peripheral Nerves, March 2005. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Feb;4(2):118-22.

  • Fehlings MG, Furlan JC, Massicotte EM, Arnold P, Aarabi B, Harrop J, Anderson DG, Bono CM, Dvorak M, Fisher C, France J, Hedlund R, Madrazo I, Nockels R, Rampersaud R, Rechtine G, Vaccaro AR; Spine Trauma Study Group: Interobserver And Intraobserver Reliability Of Maximum Canal Compromise And Spinal Cord Compression For Evaluation Of Acute Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. Spine. 2006 Jul 1;31(15):1719-25.

  • Vaccaro AR, Lee JY, Schweitzer KM Jr, Lim MR, Baron EM, Oner FC, Hulbert RJ, Hedlund R, Fehlings MG, Arnold P, Harrop J, Bono CM, Anderson PA, Anderson DG, Harris MB, Spine Trauma Study Group. Assessment Of Injury To The Posterior Ligamentous Complex In Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma. Spine J. Sep-Oct;6(5):524-8, 2006

  • Smith SF, Simpson JM, Brewer JA, Sekhon LHS, Biggs MT, Cook RJ and Little NS: The presence of necrosis and/or microvascular proliferation does not influence survival of patients with anaplastic oligodendroglial tumours: review of 98 patients J Neurooncol Oct;80(1):75-82, 2006

  • Vaccaro AR, Lim MR, Hurlbert RJ, Lehman RA Jr, Harrop J, Fisher DC, Dvorak M, Anderson DG, Zeiller SC, Lee JY, Fehlings MG, Oner FC; Spine Trauma Study Group: Surgical Decision Making For Unstable Thoracolumbar Spine Injuries: Results Of A Consensus Panel Review By The Spine Trauma Study Group. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2006 Feb;19(1):1-10.

  • Sekhon LHS and Anderson PA: “Disc Replacement: Postoperative imaging” in Heller J: Semin Spine Surg, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, June 2006

  • Anderson P, Sekhon L, Duggal N, Haid R, Heller J, Lynch J, Riew KD, Seex K: MR Imaging Clarity of Cervical Arthroplasty Devices . Spine J September 6(5) (Supplement), 2006, 18S

  • Riew KD, Sekhon L, Metcalf Jr. N, Sasso R, Anderson P: Cervical Disc Arthroplasty for Myelopathy. Spine J September 6(5) (Supplement), 2006, 57S-58S

  • Joseph V, Sekhon L, Duggal N, Shenouda E, Choi D, Bertagnoli R, Massicotte E, Fehlings M: Revision Strategies for Cervical Arthroplasty: Results of a Multi-Surgeon International Survey. Spine J September 6(5) (Supplement), 2006, 64S

  • Anand N, Vaccaro AR, Lim M, Lee J, Arnold P, Harrop J, Ratliff J, Rampersaud R, Bono C, the Spine Trauma Study Group: Evolution Of Thoracolumbar Trauma Classification Systems: Assessement Of Conflict Between Mechanism Of Injury and Injury Morphology. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 2006;12(1):70–78

  • Riew KD, Sekhon L, Metcalf Jr. N, Sasso R, Anderson P: Cervical disc arthroplasty for myelopathy. The Spine J: 6(5): (Supplement), 57S-58S, 2007

  • Sekhon LHS: Reply to: Posterior Decompression And Fusion: dorsal migration of the spinal cord is the key! J Clin Neurosci: 14(2): 186, 2007

  • Sears W, Sekhon L, Duggal N, Williamson OD: Segmental malalignment with the Bryan cervical disc prosthesis-does it occur? J Spinal Disord Tech. Feb;20(1):1-6, 2007

  • Sears WR, Duggal N, Sekhon LHS and Williamson OD: Segmental malalignment with the Bryan disc cervical disc prosthesis- contributing factors. J Spinal Disord Tech. April;20(2):111-117, 2007

  • Sekhon LHS, Duggal ND, Lynch JJ, Riew KD, Haid RW, Heller JG, Seex K and Anderson MD: MR imaging clarity of the Bryan, Prodisc-C, Prestige LP and PCM cervical arthroplasty devices. Spine. 32(6): 673-680, 2007

  • Sekhon LHS: The The Role for Cervical Arthroplasty for Symptomatic Cervical Stenosis: The Case Against. Semin Spine Surg 19:22-26, 2007

  • Whang GH , Vaccaro AR, Poelstra KA, Patel AA, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Ratliff JK, Hurlbert RJ, Anderson P, Aarabi B, Sekhon LHS, Gahr R and Carrino JA: The Influence of Fracture Mechanism and Morphology on the Reliability and Validity of Two Novel Thoracolumbar Injury Classification Systems. Spine. 32(7):791-795, 2007

  • Sekhon LHS, Sears W and Lynch JJ: Surgical management of traumatic thoracic spondyloptosis: review of 2 cases. J Clin Neurosci: 14: 775-777, 2007

  • Lee J, Vaccaro AR, Schweitzer KM, Lim M, Baron E, Rampersaud R, Oner FC, Hurlbert JR, Hedlund R, Fehlings M, Arnold P, Harrop J, Bono C, Anderon P, Patel A, Anderson DG, Harris M, the Spine Trauma Study Group: Assessment Of Injury To The Posterior Ligamentous Complex In The Setting Of Normal Appearing Plain Radiography. The Spine Journal, 7(4): 422-427, 2007

  • Vaccaro AR, Hurlbert RJ, Fisher C, Dvorak M, Patel AP, Lehman RA, Anderson PA, Harrop J, Oner FC, Arnold P, Fehlings MG, Hedlund R, Madrazo I, Rechtie G, Aarabi B, Shainline M, and the Spine Trauma Study Group: The Sub-Axial Cervical Spine Injury Classification System (SLIC): A Novel Approach To Recognize The Importance Of Morphology, Neurology And Integrity Of The Disco-Ligamentous Complex. Spine, Volume 32, Number 21, pp 2365–2374, 2007

  • Ratliff J, Anand N, Vaccaro AR, Lim MR, Lee JY, Anronld P, Harrop JS, Rampersaud YR, Bono CR, Gahr R, and the Spine Trauma Study Group: Regional Variability In Use Of Novel Assessment Of Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures: United States Versus International Surgeons.World Journal of Emergency Surgery, 2:24, 2007

  • Patel AA, Dailey A, Brodke DS, Daubs M, Anderson PA, Hurlbert RJ, Vacccaro AR; Spine Trauma Study Group: Subaxial cervical spine trauma classification: the Subaxial Injury Classification system and case examples. Neurosurg Focus 25 (5):E8, 2008

  • Sekhon LHS, Tomlinson A, Allen A, Lynch JJ, Hurlbert JR: Immediate postoperative complications and radiological features of interbody fusion between INFUSE BMP and Actifuse: A randomized prospective trial. The Spine Journal, 9 (10S): 32S-33S, 2009

  • Buchowski JM, Anderson PA, Sekhon L, Riew KD: Cervical disc arthroplasty compared with arthrodesis for the treatment of myelopathy. J Bone Joint Surg Am Suppl 2(2): 223-232, 2009

  • Kwon BK, Sekhon LH, Fehlings MG: Emerging Repair, regeneration, and translational research advances for spinal cord injury Spine 3(21S), S263-S270, 2010

  • Wood K, Bono C, Sekhon L, et al: Post-traumatic kyphosis: current state of diagnosis and treatment: results of a multinational survey of spine trauma surgeons. J Spinal Disord Tech Oct; 23(7): e1-8, 2010

  • Sekhon LHS: Disc Replacement: Postoperative imaging. Semin Spine Surg 24:57-70, 2012

  • Schweitzer KM Vaccaro AR Harrop JS, Hurlbert RJ, Carrino JA, Rechtine GR, Schwartz DG, Alanay A, Sharma DK, Anderson DG, Lee JY, Arnold PM, and the Spine Trauma Study Group: Inter-Rater Reliability Of Identifying Indicators Of Posterior Ligamentous Complex (PLC) Disruption When Gross Abnormalities Are Absent From Plain Film Radiographs. (submitted: The Spine Journal)

  • Joseph V, Sekhon L, Duggal N, Shenouda E, Choi D, Bertagnoli R, Massicotte E and Fehlings MG: Revision strategies for Cervical Arthroplasty: results of a multi-surgeon international survey. (submitted, Spine)

  • Sekhon LHS, Tomlinson A, Allen BJ and Hurlbert JR: Immediate postoperative complications and radiological features of interbody cervical fusion using rhbmp-2 versus actifuse : a randomized prospective trial. (submitted The Spine Journal)

  • Sekhon L. U.S. Health Care Gone Wrong- A Pictorial Guide Part One: Do We Have A Problem? LinkedIn.com. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/us-health-care-gone-wrong-pictorial-guide-part-1-do-lali/. Accessed February 3, 2020.

  • Sekhon L. U.S. Health Care Gone Wrong- A Pictorial Guide Part Two: Who Are the Players? LinkedIn.com. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/us-health-care-gone-wrong-pictorial-guide-part-two-lali. Accessed February 3, 2020.

  • Sekhon L. U.S. Health Care Gone Wrong- A Pictorial Guide Part Three: How is the Cost of Health Care Driven Up? LinkedIn.com. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/us-health-care-gone-wrong-pictorial-guide-part-three-lali . Accessed February 3, 2020.

  • Sekhon L. U.S. Health Care Gone Wrong- A Pictorial Guide Part Four: How Do We Fix This? LinkedIn.com. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/us-health-care-gone-wrong-pictorial-guide-part-four-lali. Accessed February 3, 2020.

  • Mikhail C, Pennington Z, Arnold PM, Brodke DS, Chapman JR, Chutkan N, Daubs MD, DeVine JG, Fehlings MG, Gelb DE, Ghobrial GM, Harrop JS, Hoelscher C, Jiang F, Knightly JJ, Kwon BK, Mroz TE, Nassr A, Riew KD, Sekhon LH, Smith JS, Traynelis VC, Wang JC, Weber MH, Wilson JR, Witiw CD, Sciubba DM, Cho SK. Minimizing Blood Loss in Spine Surgery. Global Spine J. 2020 Jan;10(1 Suppl):71S-83S.

  • Tkatschenko D, Hansen, S, Ames C, Fehlings M, Berven S, Sekhon L et al: Clinical practice in prevention of surgical site infections in spine surgery : An international survey among spine surgeons: in press 2021

  • Book Chapters

    Sekhon LHS and Morgan MK: “Spinal cord compression” in Harnet P, Cartmill J and Glare P: Oncology- A Case Based Manual. Oxford University Press, Sydney 1999, pp. 46-47

  • Sekhon LHS and Morgan MK: “Primary brain tumour” in Harnet P, Cartmill J and Glare P: Oncology- A Case Based Manual. Oxford University Press, Sydney 1999, pp.163-165

  • Sekhon LHS and Morgan MK: “Intramedullary spinal cord tumours” in Harnet P, Cartmill J and Glare P: Oncology- A Case Based Manual. Oxford University Press, Sydney 1999, pp.165-166

  • Blum P, Sekhon LHS: “Carpal tunnel decompression” in Kaye AH and Black PMcL, Operative Neurosurgery. Churchill Livingstone, Sydney, 2000, pp. 2125-2140

  • Fehlings MG and Sekhon LHS: “Cellular, ionic and biomolecular mechanisms of the injury process” in Tator CH and Benzel EC, Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injury. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Baltimore, 2000, pp.33-50

  • Fehlings MG and Sekhon LHS: “Restoration of Spinal Cord Function” in Fardon F et al: Orthopaedics Knowledge Update: Spine 2. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago, 2002

  • Fehlings MG and Sekhon LHS: “Spinal cord injury: update” in Harris M: Seminars in Spine Surgery, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 2002

  • Sekhon LHS ,Sears W and Yeo J: “Epidemiology, Demographics and Principles of Pre-Hospital Care” in Rengachary SS, Macuinas RJ and Wilkins RH: Neurosurgery, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003

  • Sekhon LHS and Fehlings MG: “Do I need to decompress patients with spinal cord injury right away?” in Valadka AB and Andrews BT: Neurotrauma: Evidence-based Answers to Common Questions, Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, 2005, pp.223-226

  • Assad N and Sekhon LHS: “C2 Fractures: Odontoid” in Vaccaro A and Anderson P: Cervical Spine Trauma, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, 2009

  • Haid R, Sekhon LHS and Mummaneni P: “Revision strategies for failed cervical arthroplasty” in Vaccaro A, Papadopoulos S, Traynelis V, Haid RW and Sasso RC: Spinal Arthroplasty: The Preservation of Motion, 2007, pp377-383

  • Kuklo TR, Bono CM, Dimar JR, Rauschning WE, Vaccaro AR: Spine Trauma Radiographic Measurement Manual. Spine Trauma Study Group. 2007

  • Ball J and Sekhon LHS: “Cervical Arthroplasty with Myelopathy” in Yue JJ, Bertagnoli R, McAfee P, and An H: Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine Advanced Techniques and Controversies,Saunders Elsevier, New York, 2008, pp 742-750

  • Sekhon LHS: “Thoracolumbar burst fractures: assessing stability and methods of treatment” in Vaccaro AR, Fehlings MG, Dvorak, M: Management Of Spine And Spinal Cord Trauma: An Evidence Based Analysis , Thieme Medical Publishers, 2010

  • Buchowski, JM, Sekhon LHS, Yoon, D-H, Nunley PD, Heller, JG, Anderson PA, Sasso RC and Riew DK: Adverse Events of Cervical Arthroplasty. In Techniques in Orthopedics, 2010

Boards

  • Spine Universe Editorial Board

  • Editorial board for the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques

  • Associate editorial board for Spine Journal

  • Editorial board for Craniovertebral Junction & Spine

  • Associate editorial board for Global Spine Journal

  • Associate editorial board for Spine Surgery Journal

Dr. Sekhon is a member of numerous prestigious organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Joint Section AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve, Joint Section AANS/CNS Trauma and Critical Care, North American Spine Society (NASS), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Spine Trauma Study Group, and others.

In 2010 he became a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS).

Dr. Sekhon founded ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada in 2011, a not-for-profit organization that teaches high school children head and spinal cord injury prevention throughout the Northern Nevada area and is currently it’s president.

Four months into my recovery after the extensive surgery you performed on my neck in early April, I wanted to be sure to let you know how very grateful I am that you accepted me as a patient so I could benefit from your great skill and expertise. You have a great reputation and a wonderful bedside manner, you explained everything to me very clearly and I felt safe in your hands and trusted your recommendations. My brother and sister-in-law, both doctors living in Germany who have been watching my recovery from the distance, tell me how extremely fortunate I am to have had such an obviously great surgeon. I am amazed at how much I am still improving and how your surgery has given me back my life. You and your team took great care of me – and I thank you from the bottom of my heart every day.

I am a physician myself. Dr. Sekhon has operated on my spine twice in the last four years. He is a consummate professional and an outstanding surgeon. I have had excellent results. His team is very attentive. I would strongly recommend Dr. Sekhon and his team at ROC to anybody who needs his highly skilled professional services.

After being diagnosed with stenosis at L4-L5 that was impacting my everyday activities, I sought out Dr. Sekhon for treatment options. He described the range of possibilities clearly and completely, including the surgery (laminectomy) that he thought most likely to produce improvement, and which we ultimately selected. Dr. Sekhon inspired confidence, maintaining the highest levels of professionalism at all times - as did his support staff. I can recommend him heartily, and without hesitation, on every count.

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