Ray Oshtory, MD, MBA, founded the Pacific Heights Spine Center in 2011 and has been providing the best possible orthopaedic and spinal care to his patients in San Francisco ever since. He understands how painful and debilitating spinal conditions can be and believes everyone who comes to his office deserves a comfortable and pleasant experience throughout their treatment.
He began his academic career at MIT, where he received a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He earned his MD and MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles before specializing in orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University. He completed his fellowship in spine surgery at Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) and St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco. He also served as a clinical instructor at SUMC.
Dr. Oshtory’s special interests are minimally-invasive surgery, cervical spine surgery, spinal deformity surgery, and biomedical device technology. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national meetings. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS).
As a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon, Dr. Oshtory is known for his expertise in minimally-invasive surgery for the treatment of back and neck conditions. He offers a range of sophisticated surgical procedures from microdecompression and microdiscectomy to complex spinal deformity reconstructions. He may also recommend alternative treatments such as acupuncture, exercise, or medication.
Dr. Oshtory works with you to evaluate your history and symptoms before he conducts comprehensive tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. He encourages you to ask questions and research further information so you understand potential outcomes, as well as what you can do to help speed recovery. His goal is to get you back on your feet and enjoying a pain-free life as quickly as possible.