Dr. Ragab is a fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon and a Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, fracture care, complex spinal disorders, traumatic and reconstructive spinal surgery.
Dr. Ragab received his M.D. from Alexandria University School of Medicine, Egypt in 1987. His postgraduate training included a General Surgery internship which was completed at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston – Tuft’s University in 1994. Dr. Ragab, then went on to be the orthopedic research fellow with the Department of Orthopedics – Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he performed basic science research for two years. Dr. Ragab completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery from Case Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals of Cleveland. He then completed a Spine and Scoliosis Surgery Fellowship with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin in 2002. Dr Ragab has been in practice since 2002.
He has been Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Ragab has received numerous awards, grants and scholarships, including the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Orthopedic Research Society William Harris Hip Award. He has published in peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented both abstracts and posters to numerous organizations including the Cervical Spine research Society, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Orthopedic Research Society, North American Spine Society, the Bone and Mineral Research Society, andAO/ASIF International Spine. He is an editor for peer review journals and actively participates in teaching spine surgery courses to residents, fellows and other spine surgeons, both nationally and internationally. Such research and teaching activity allows Dr. Ragab to remain on technology’s cutting edge.
Dr. Ragab employs both non-surgical and surgical treatments to address the symptoms that can arise from abnormal spinal function. He consistently develops and applies novel methods to treat spinal disorders. His philosophy is that surgery should be the last resort in treatment of spinal pathology.
Dr. Ragab and his entre team is as good as it gets. Believes in conversative treatment before invasive repairs, which is so important for not only your spine but for your wallet.
His surgical technique is nothing short of superior. Walked into the hospital having difficulties walking normally and moving my arms without knee buckling pain.
State of the art facility, state of the art techniques, state of the art surgeon.
Have recommended him to anyone who will listen and will continue to do so. RIP Neck/Back pain Sept 2015 – Dec 11th 2018
They staff was very nice and helpful, and Dr Ragab, was fabulous as well! Its only been a few days since my procedure, mentally I believe I am on a better path, then before the procedure, and now I will wait and see. Thank you Dr Ragab and staff!
Could not be more pleased with a doctor. His skill his explaining clearly my issues. His staff is excellent as well. He operated on me twice, neck and back with a great outcome.
This will be long; sorry .Where do I start? Dr. Ragab is the best If I could give 100 stars I would. He tells you like it is and you can trust that. We are so grateful we decided to make an appt. at his practice to help my Fiancee’ with his back pain. He has had two surgeries with Dr. Ragab after a nasty accident off a seawall with a lawn mower. After visiting the ER twice and another Ortho Dr On our first visit here and reexamining the MRI they put him in a neck collar, turns out he had a severe spinal injury and could have become paralyzed if he fell without that collar. They scheduled The first surgery immediately that was on his upper spine 3 disc fusion. We were told everything to expect with surgery and how long the healing would be. they were spot on. After he healed enough from the first surgery last month he had the second ; this one on his lower back my poor guy was in so much pain and his quality of life was seriously affected. Again we were told everything to expect and it is turning out just like we were told. Immediately after surgery the major pain is gone!! he looks 10 years younger he has 3 months of initial healing no bending etc. BUT so happy he is no longer in constant agony. Yes there are muscle spasms etc but that is from over a year of nerves being pinched from the damage and we were told that would happen. Also we can’t forget the staff. They are all wonderful there and Mandy ( Dr Ragab”s PA (Surgery Assistant) is so caring and helpful she is an Angel. Could call her anytime with any concern and she would call us back if she could not answer, she explained in great detail what was going to happen and why. You can tell she really cares.Together they make the best team anyone could trust their loved one with.
It has been 3 years since Dr. Ragab performed an L4-L5 fusion. I had 3 prior L4-L5 ruptures, 2 prior surgeries. and this was really the only option left. I am doing great! No disabling nerve pain!!! I am back to work as of 2 years ago and now able to go on moderate hikes again. Occasionally after a busy day at work, I will have a minor backache, but after 2 Aleve the pain is completely gone. I am so thankful he was my surgeon.
This is the epitome or a doctor with old school beliefs that the patient comes first.