Wissam Asfahani, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon is the most recent addition to the Neurosurgery One team. Dr. Asfahani will see patients in our newly opened Parker office, located in the medical office building adjoining Parker Adventist Hospital. A fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who treats both spine disorders and brain disorders joins us from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he served at a regional trauma center. Dr. Asfahani has 12 years of experience treating a wide range of back, neck, and brain disorders. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery for brain tumors.
“I have a pretty diverse practice, and I take care of everything from brain tumors to back pain, to spinal deformities and fractures,” Dr. Asfahani says. “I believe variety is the spice of life, and I love all aspects of neurosurgery.”
But Dr. Asfahani doesn’t rush to get patients into the operating room. In fact, he is known for exhausting all non-invasive treatment options before recommending surgery to his patients. And he places great importance on patient education, taking the time to go over test results in detail and fully explain treatment options.
In 2015, Dr. Asfahani received the Guardian Angel Award in recognition of professional service and enhancement of high-quality patient care at Avera McKennan hospital.
A member of both the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Asfahani completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Kentucky before joining Avera Medical Group Neurosurgery in Sioux Falls.
But his biggest reward is getting to help patients feel better, whether by curing their ailment or alleviating symptoms.
“Being a neurosurgeon and being actively involved in a patient’s treatment process is a privilege to me,” he says. “It fills me with such joy to see a patient who is pretty debilitated, do a procedure, and then see their condition improve. What a gift.”
When he’s not in clinic, Dr. Asfahani enjoys spending time with his wife and two active daughters. He’s always wanted to live in Colorado, and plans to take advantage of snowboarding season.