B. Thomas Mazahery, M.D.

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Thomas Mazahery is a spine surgeon and enjoys helping his patients return to their regular activities and resume their active lifestyles. He is especially fascinated by degenerative spine conditions, cervical spine pathology, and research related to improving spine surgery and technology. In his free time, Dr. Mazahery enjoys running and has completed several marathons.

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Dr. Thomas Mazahery grew up in Northern Virginia and wanted to return to the area after his fellowship to begin his orthopedic practice. Dr. Mazahery graduated with a BA in Biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He then completed a general surgery internship and an orthopedic surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, Dr. Mazahery completed a spine fellowship with the renowned surgeon Dr. Henry Bohlman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

As a spine specialist, Dr. Mazahery enjoys helping his patients return to normal function and resume their active lifestyles. He is especially fascinated by degenerative spine conditions, cervical spine pathology, and research related to improving spine surgery and technology. Having participated in extensive training for cervical spine conditions, Dr. Mazahery’s special interests also include motion sparing technology, minimally invasive techniques, deformity correction, microsurgery, and the operative and non-operative care of the entire spine.

Active in many professional leadership roles, Dr. Mazahery has been the recipient of several research grants and has presented his research at national and international meetings. He is presently a participant in the AOA Emerging Leaders Program, a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.

In his leisure time, Dr. Mazahery enjoys running. To date, he has completed five marathons.

Education & Training

  • Case Western Reserve University, Spine Surgery Fellowship
  • Northwestern University, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Northwestern University, General Surgery Internship
  • Medical College of Virginia, Medical Degree
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Mid-Atlantic

Organizations & Awards

  • Voted Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine 2018, 2020
  • Voted Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Listed as “One of 36 spine surgeons under 40 to know” by Becker’s Spine Review
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Patient Testimonials

“On a vacation, I rode eight hours over incredibly rough terrain from Winchester to Salisbury, a distance of 33 miles, on a path known as the King Alfred Way. Many miles of this ride involved pushing a heavy mountain bike, laden with a pack, up rocky hills. I also crashed four times on the path. There is no way I could have even thought about doing this ride before my surgery. Yet, less than a year later, I was able to complete it without any problems from my back or hip.” – Larry L. Read the rest of Larry’s story

Treatments

  • Anterior and posterior scoliosis fusion
  • Anterior cervical microdiscectomy with fusion
  • Bone morphogenetic protein
  • Cervical disc replacement surgery
  • Cervical lumbar spine surgery
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Cervical spondylosis surgery
  • Computer assisted robotic spine surgery
  • Fusion for cervical, thoracic and lumbar trauma
  • Herniated cervical disc surgery
  • Kyphosis surgery
  • Lower back pain (lumbar) surgeries
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar microdisectomy
  • Lumbar spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Non-operative cervical spondylosis treatment
  • Non-operative herniated cervical disc treatment
  • Non-operative herniated lumbar disc treatment
  • Non-operative kyphosis treatments
  • Non-operative low back pain (lumbar) treatments
  • Non-operative scoliosis treatment
  • Non-operative spinal osteoarthritis (spondylosis) treatments
  • Non-operative spinal stenosis treatment
  • Non-operative spinal tumor treatment
  • Posterior foraminotomy and disctomy
  • Posterior lumbar decompression and fusion
  • Robotic spine surgery
  • Sciatica treatment
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Scoliosis treatment
  • Spinal stenosis surgeries
  • Spinal tumor surgery
  • Thoracic spine surgery

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Dr. Thomas Mazahery grew up in Northern Virginia and wanted to return to the area after his fellowship to begin his orthopedic practice. Dr. Mazahery graduated with a BA in Biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He then completed a general surgery internship and an orthopedic surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, Dr. Mazahery completed a spine fellowship with the renowned surgeon Dr. Henry Bohlman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

As a spine specialist, Dr. Mazahery enjoys helping his patients return to normal function and resume their active lifestyles. He is especially fascinated by degenerative spine conditions, cervical spine pathology, and research related to improving spine surgery and technology. Having participated in extensive training for cervical spine conditions, Dr. Mazahery’s special interests also include motion sparing technology, minimally invasive techniques, deformity correction, microsurgery, and the operative and non-operative care of the entire spine.

Active in many professional leadership roles, Dr. Mazahery has been the recipient of several research grants and has presented his research at national and international meetings. He is presently a participant in the AOA Emerging Leaders Program, a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.

In his leisure time, Dr. Mazahery enjoys running. To date, he has completed five marathons.

  • Case Western Reserve University, Spine Surgery Fellowship
  • Northwestern University, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Northwestern University, General Surgery Internship
  • Medical College of Virginia, Medical Degree
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Mid-Atlantic

  • Voted Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine 2018, 2020
  • Voted Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Listed as “One of 36 spine surgeons under 40 to know” by Becker’s Spine Review
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

“On a vacation, I rode eight hours over incredibly rough terrain from Winchester to Salisbury, a distance of 33 miles, on a path known as the King Alfred Way. Many miles of this ride involved pushing a heavy mountain bike, laden with a pack, up rocky hills. I also crashed four times on the path. There is no way I could have even thought about doing this ride before my surgery. Yet, less than a year later, I was able to complete it without any problems from my back or hip.” – Larry L. Read the rest of Larry’s story

  • Anterior and posterior scoliosis fusion
  • Anterior cervical microdiscectomy with fusion
  • Bone morphogenetic protein
  • Cervical disc replacement surgery
  • Cervical lumbar spine surgery
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Cervical spondylosis surgery
  • Computer assisted robotic spine surgery
  • Fusion for cervical, thoracic and lumbar trauma
  • Herniated cervical disc surgery
  • Kyphosis surgery
  • Lower back pain (lumbar) surgeries
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar microdisectomy
  • Lumbar spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Non-operative cervical spondylosis treatment
  • Non-operative herniated cervical disc treatment
  • Non-operative herniated lumbar disc treatment
  • Non-operative kyphosis treatments
  • Non-operative low back pain (lumbar) treatments
  • Non-operative scoliosis treatment
  • Non-operative spinal osteoarthritis (spondylosis) treatments
  • Non-operative spinal stenosis treatment
  • Non-operative spinal tumor treatment
  • Posterior foraminotomy and disctomy
  • Posterior lumbar decompression and fusion
  • Robotic spine surgery
  • Sciatica treatment
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Scoliosis treatment
  • Spinal stenosis surgeries
  • Spinal tumor surgery
  • Thoracic spine surgery

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