Khalid M. Abbed, MD

Specialty

Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Arthritis, Back Pain, Bone Tumors, Cervical Discectomy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Degenerative Spinal Disorder, Disc Replacement, Herniated Disc, Kyphoplasty, Laminectomy, Lower Back Pain, Lumbar Discectomy, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Myelopathy, Neck Pain, Neurosurgery, Radiculopathy, Revision Spine Surgery, Sciatica, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Fractures, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Tumors, Spine Surgery, Spine Trauma, Transforaminal Lumbar Fusion


Phone
(203) 785-2807
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Khalid M. Abbed, MD, is director of minimally invasive spine surgery for Yale Medicine and co-director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Spine Center, which he helped create. As a clinician, he specializes in spinal neurosurgery and is an expert in innovative, minimally invasive techniques. Even though Dr. Abbed is a surgeon, he tries to avoid operating whenever possible. “If you have to operate, do the smallest amount of surgery with the most benefit and the least risk,” he says. “The whole purpose of my life, honestly, is to try to get people better.”

Advances in minimally invasive surgeries are making a significant impact on patient pain, recovery times and hospital stays. Yale Medicine is a leader in such techniques, attracting patients from as far away as Italy, Dr. Abbed says. An associate professor of neurosurgery at Yale School of Medicine, he further helps to advance his field with clinical trials focused on spinal cord injuries, spinal fusion and neurosurgery. He is also interested in minimizing spinal cord injuries at the time of occurrence to prevent further damage and enhancing recovery.

Dr. Khalid says he believes strongly in connecting with patients who are undergoing new complex treatments to make sure they understand what they are experiencing. “Surgery is the easy part, but the social and human aspect is the harder part, and I think it’s the most important part,” he says. 

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Years In Practice

12

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale New Haven Spine Center

One Long Wharf Drive
Suite 600
New Haven, CT 06510

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Monday9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Fax
(203) 737-1486

Yale Medicine - Neurosurgery

260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902

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Fax
(203) 316-0539

Education & Training

Education

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Internship

Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare