Orthopedic Surgeon: Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD | Loyola Medicine

Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD, FAOA

Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor
Department Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Languages Spoken

English
Patient Ratings
4.3 / 5 (45 Ratings)

Clinical Expertise

  • Cervical Lumbar Disc Disorder
  • Neck Problem
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Surgery

About Dr. Ghanayem

Interests
Wildlife Photography, Bicycling, Cooking

Medical Education

Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency
University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University - Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison - Orthopaedic Surgery: Spine Surgery

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Research

  • Biomechanical Stability Analysis of a Stand-alone Cage Static and Rotational-dynamic Plate in a Two-level Cervical Fusion Construct, Tsitsopoulos, P. P.; Voronov, L. I.; Zindrick, M. R.; Carandang, G.; Havey, R. M.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Patwardhan, A. G., Orthopaedic surgery
  • Cervical sagittal balance: a biomechanical perspective can help clinical practice Patwardhan, A. G.; Khayatzadeh, S.; Havey, R. M.; Voronov, L. I.; Smith, Z. A.; Kalmanson, O.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Sears, W., European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Cervical Spine Muscle-Tendon Unit Length Differences Between Neutral and Forward Head Postures: Biomechanical Study Using Human Cadaveric Specimens. Khayatzadeh, S; Kalmanson, OA; Schuit, D; Havey, RM; Voronov, LI; Ghanayem, AJ; Patwardhan, AG, Physical Therapy
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  • Is Cervical Sagittal Imbalance a Risk Factor for Adjacent Segment Pathomechanics After Multilevel Fusion? Patwardhan, A. G.; Khayatzadeh, S.; Nguyen, N. L.; Havey, R. M.; Voronov, L. I.; Muriuki, M. G.; Carandang, G.; Smith, Z. A.; Sears, W.; Lomasney, L. M.; Ghanayem, A. J., Spine
  • Postural Consequences of Cervical Sagittal Imbalance - A Novel Laboratory Model Patwardhan, A. G.; Havey, R. M.; Khayatzadeh, S.; Muriuki, M. G.; Voronov, L. I.; Carandang, G.; Nguyen, N. L.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Schuit, D.; Patel, A. A.; Smith, Z. A.; Sears, W., Spine
  • Biomechanical evaluation of a low-profile anchored cervical interbody spacer device at the index level or adjacent to plated fusion, Balaram, A. K.; Ghanayem, A. J.; O'Leary, P. T.; Voronov, L. I.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Abjornson, C.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Compressive preload reduces segmental flexion instability after progressive destabilization of the lumbar spine. Fry, RW; Alamin, TF; Voronov, LI; Fielding, LC; Ghanayem, AJ; Parikh, A; Carandang, G; Mcintosh, BW; Havey, RM; Patwardhan, AG, Spine
  • Effect of physiological loads on cortical and traditional pedicle screw fixation Baluch, D. A.; Patel, A. A.; Lullo, B.; Havey, R. M.; Voronov, L. I.; Nguyen, N. L.; Carandang, G.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • The effect of posterior decompressive procedures on segmental range of motion after cervical total disc arthroplasty Brody, M. J.; Patel, A. A.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Wojewnik, B.; Carandang, G.; Havey, R. M.; Voronov, L. I.; Vastardis, G.; Potluri, T.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Biomechanical evaluation of a low profile anchored cervical interbody spacer device in the setting of progressive flexion-distraction injury of the cervical spine, Wojewnik, B.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Tsitsopoulos, P. P.; Voronov, L. I.; Potluri, T.; Havey, R. M.; Zelenakova, J.; Patel, A. A.; Carandang, G.; Patwardhan, A. G., European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Relaxation response of lumbar segments undergoing disc-space distraction: implications to the stability of anterior lumbar interbody implants Havey, R. M.; Voronov, L. I.; Tsitsopoulos, P. P.; Carandang, G.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Lorenz, M. A.; Zindrick, M. R.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Conflicting disclosure of conflicts of interest among spine societies: a cause for concern or an opportunity to evolve? Ghanayem, A. J., Spine Journal
  • Radiologic case study Sweis, O.; Lomasney, L. M.; Demos, T. C.; Lebioda, K.; Hijaz, T.; Ghanayem, A., Orthopedics
  • Cauda equina syndrome in an eleven-month-old infant following sacrococcygeal teratoma tumor resection and coccyx excision: case report. Sears, B. W.; Gramstad, G. G.; Ghanayem, A. J., Spine
  • Effect of increasing implant height on lumbar spine kinematics and foraminal size using the ProDisc-L prosthesis. Gaffey, J. L.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Voronov, M. L.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Abjornson, C.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with a locked plate and wedged graft effectively stabilizes flexion-distraction stage-3 injury in the lower cervical spine: a biomechanical study. Paxinos, O.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Zindrick, M. R.; Voronov, L. I.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Hadjipavlou, A.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Biomechanical evaluation of segmental occipitoatlantoaxial stabilization techniques. Nassos, J. T.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Sasso, R. C.; Tzermiadianos, M. N.; Voronov, L. I.; Havey, R. M.; Rinella, A. S.; Carandang, G.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Failure within one year following subtotal lumbar discectomy. Wera, G. D.; Marcus, R. E.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Bohlman, H. H., Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume
  • Infraumbilical anterior retroperitoneal exposure of the lumbar spine in 128 consecutive patients. Brewster, L.; Trueger, N.; Schermer, C.; Ghanayem, A.; Santaniello, J., World journal of surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis Hu, S. S.; Tribus, C. B.; Diab, M.; Ghanayem, A. J., Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume
  • Effect of uncovertebral joint excision on the motion response of the cervical spine after total disc replacement. Snyder, J. T.; Tzermiadianos, M. N.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Voronov, L. I.; Rinella, A.; Dooris, A.; Carandang, G.; Renner, S. M.; Havey, R. M.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Anesthetic considerations in spine surgery Langen, K.; Jellish, W. S.; Ghanayem, A., Contemporary Spine Surgery
  • Effect of prone positioning systems on hemodynamic and cardiac function during lumbar spine surgery: an echocardiographic study. Dharmavaram, S.; Jellish, W. S.; Nockels, R. P.; Shea, J.; Mehmood, R.; Ghanayem, A.; Kleinman, B.; Jacobs, W., Spine
  • Three-dimensional analysis of pelvic volume in an unstable pelvic fracture. Stover, M. D.; Summers, H. D.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Wilber, J. H., Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care
  • Response of Charite total disc replacement under physiologic loads: prosthesis component motion patterns. O'Leary, P.; Nicolakis, M.; Lorenz, M. A.; Voronov, L. I.; Zindrick, M. R.; Ghanayem, A.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Sartori, M.; Gaitanis, I. N.; Fronczak, S.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
  • Restoring geometric and loading alignment of the thoracic spine with a vertebral compression fracture: effects of balloon (bone tamp) inflation and spinal extension. Gaitanis, I. N.; Carandang, G.; Phillips, F. M.; Magovern, B.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Voronov, L. I.; Havey, R. M.; Zindrick, M. R.; Hadjipavlou, A. G.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
  • Flexion-extension response of the thoracolumbar spine under compressive follower preload. Stanley, S. K.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Voronov, L. I.; Havey, R. M.; Paxinos, O.; Carandang, G.; Zindrick, M. R.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Biomechanical analysis of cervical orthoses in flexion and extension: a comparison of cervical collars and cervical thoracic orthoses. Gavin, T. M.; Carandang, G.; Havey, R.; Flanagan, P.; Ghanayem, A.; Patwardhan, A. G., Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development
  • Compressive preload improves the stability of anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage constructs. Patwardhan, A. G.; Carandang, G.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Havey, R. M.; Cunningham, B.; Voronov, L. I.; Phillips, F. M., Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume
  • Effect of compressive follower preload on the flexion-extension response of the human lumbar spine. Patwardhan, A. G.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Simonds, J.; Voronov, L. I.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Meade, K. P.; Gavin, T. M.; Paxinos, O., Journal of Orthopaedic Research