Midwest Brain and Spine Center 

Hamid R. Abbasi MD PhD FAANS
Board Certified Neurosurgeon

Please visit us at:
Tristate Brain & Spine Institute
6600 State Hwy 29 South
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-8888 toll free (888) 763-2772
FAX (320) 200-7478



Midwest Brain and Spine Center

P.O.Box 24385
Minneapolis MN 55424 

612 787-7463 or 612 78 spine
612 756-9272 or 612 75 MWBSC

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Our Services

OLLIF Procedure

The OLLIF Procedure is a revolutionary minimally invasive approach to spinal surgery.  "Keeping it simple" is great advice for many aspects of life.  Even when it comes to things as complex as back surgery.

So the OLLIF procedure doesn't make back surgery any more complicated than it needs to be.  In fact, the OLLIF procedure was precisely engineered to simplify spinal fusion surgery in a number of critical ways.

This innovative approach typically results in less blood loss than traditional surgery.  It also results in a smaller incision and less trauma to the surrounding areas that may lead to less pain and faster recovery.

SI Joint Fusion

    About the Sacroiliac (SI) Joint

The sacroiliac joints are strong joints (or articulations) between the bottom-most triangular bone of your spine, called the sacrum, and the ilium sections of the pelvis (the sections of the pelvis you put your hands on when you “put your hands on your hips”).

    The Function of the Sacroiliac Joint 

The function of the sacroiliac joint is both shock absorption (depending on the joint’s possible amount of movement) and torque conversion, to transfer movement in your lower body up to your spine.

The SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System is a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) procedure for  patients with sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction and/or inflammation (sacroiliitis) who have not gained relief from conservative care. The SImmetry
System is the only MIS process with the proprietary  SImmetry Decorticator® that allows surgeons to prepare the articular region of the joint and insert  bone graft into the joint to help facilitate a true bone fusion. The SImmetry procedure enables a more  rapid return to regular activities for patients and a greater potential for a successful SI joint fusion.

Open Sided MRI

Our G-Scan Brio open sided MRI at our Alexandria office is a multi position MRI, allowing for weight bearing and supine imaging.

  Visit our informational video about our MRI





Visit this Website for a great selection of educational videos!




Main office: 
Tristate Brain & Spine Institute 

6600 State Hwy 29 South, Alexandria,  MN  56308 
(320) 763-8888       toll free (888) 763-2772      
FAX  (320) 200-7478
  Douglas County Hospital- Alexandria  

111 17th Avenue East, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-1511    
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  RiverView Health - Crookston 
323 South Minnesota Street, Crookston, MN  56716  
(218) 281-9200        toll free (800) 743-6551    

Fairview Ridges Hospital - Burnsville
201 E. Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 892-2000
   North Memorial Hospital - Minneapolis
3300 Oakdale Avenue North, Robinsdale, MN 55422
(763) 520-5200

Maple Grove Center for Restorative Surgery
13601 80th Circle N, Ste 100, Maple Grove, MN 55369
(214) 261-3600
Maple Grove Center for Restorative Surgery Discharge Instructions..docx
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