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Dr. Fred Naraghi

Dr. Fred Naraghi practices orthopedic surgery & neurosurgery in San Francisco, CA
Dr. Naraghi graduated with an MD more than 15 years ago. He is currently in Private Practice Comprehensive Spine Center in San Francisco.

Common Operations Performed

• Micro discectomy
• Artificial Disc Replacement: Lumbar and Cervical
• Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty
• Anterior and Posterior Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Fusion
• Plasma Disc Decompression, Laser, Nucleoplasty, Hydrodiscectomy
• X-Stop
• XLIF, TLIF, Minimally invasive Fusion
• Non-Fusion Technologies
• C1 lateral mass and C2 pedicle fixation
• Complex Revision Spinal Surgery, With or Without Neurologic involvement
• Orthopedic Trauma

Common Procedures

• Back & Neck Treatments
• Endoscopic Surgery
• Pain Management
• Diagnostic Procedures

Common Diagnosis Treated

• Disc Herniation
• Spinal Stenosis
• Cervical Myelopathy
• Vertebral Compression Fractures
• Degenerative Disc Disease of Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine
• Spinal Trauma, C1 to Sacrum, With or Without Neurologic involvement.
• Scoliosis
• Spine Tumors
• Spinal Infections
• Fractures

On-Going Research

• Recent Advances in Spinal Stenosis
• Bone Morphogenic Protein for Cervical Fusion (Presentation at NASS 9/2006)
• Non-Fusion Stabilization of Spine
• Percutaneous Discectomy with intraop-neuromonitoring
• Comparison of Plasma to Laser-assisted discectomy.
• Pilot Study of the effect of Tisseel in the disc nucleus after discectomy.
• Epidural Abcess: Prevalence, Treatment, Outcome: 10 year experience.


  • Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgeries, including Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine as well as Endoscopic Discectomy.


  • Director, Spine Surgery
  • Comprehensive Spine Center
  • QME (Qualified Medical Evaluator
  • October 2007 – Present

Private Practice

  • Fred Naraghi, MD, Inc.
  • October 2007 – Present


  • BA in Physiology, UC Berkeley, CA
  • New York Medical College MD 1990
  • M.D. 1990. New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • 1990-1992 Research, Dr. Perry, Pathokinesiology Lab at Rancho Los Amigos, Amputee Gait Analysis,
    Downey, CA
  • 1992-1993 Internship, General Surgery, UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1993-1994 Orthopaedic Research, Dr. Firoozbaksh,
    University of New Mexico, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Albuquerque, NM.
  • 1994-1999 Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of New Mexico, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Albuquerque, NM.
  • 1999-2000 Fellowship, Spine Surgery, James Reynolds, MD, and Paul Slosar, MD,
    Spine Care Medical Group/San Francisco Spine Institute.
    Daly City, CA.
  • For spine surgeons in California, there are currently 3 boards that are recognized by the State:
    1) American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2) American Board of Neurologic Surgery, and 3) American Board of Spine Surgery.
    Dr. Fred Naraghi is board certified by both the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and American Board of Spine Surgery.

Certification Membership:

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery.

  • Member of North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Member of California Orthopedic Association (COA)
  • Most Compassionate Doctor Award from VITALS Survey (2011-2015)
  • Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2008)
  • Vernon Thompson Award from Western Orthopedic Association (1996)