Amere Hooshmand, PA-C
A native of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Amere received his Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Mississippi, where he earned a commission into the United States Army as a Medical Services Officer. He was then awarded a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center through the Interservice Physician Assistant Program while serving on Active Duty in the Army. His experience in Orthopaedic Surgery includes trauma, total joint replacements, foot/ankle surgery, sports medicine, spine surgery and diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
His professional affiliations include the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA), the Society of Army Physician Assistants (SAPA), and Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS).
Maahir Haque, MD is recognized as a leader in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery. At Spine Group Orlando, Dr. Maahir Haque also provides second opinions for spine surgery and MRI reviews for those with back pain and neck pain. Dr. Haque emphasizes non-surgical options for back pain and neck pain where possible. This can include accessing a back pain specialist with expertise in pain-relieving spinal injections and spine therapists. Spine therapy can include back stretches that can be a future home remedy for back pain or neck pain. If spine surgery is necessary because of a herniated disc, spinal fracture, or spinal stenosis, Dr. Maahir Haque operates through tubular retractors that reduce the size of the incision, lessen blood loss, reduce time in the hospital, speed return to activity with a less painful recovery. This spine surgery expertise enables many patients to have outpatient spine surgery and be home the same day. Spine Group Orlando and Dr. Maahir Haque provides artificial disc replacement in the neck using the Mobi-C disc implant, the first FDA-approved disc for multiple levels in the neck. Prodisc-C is also used for artificial disc replacement in the cervical spine. Dr. Hacque is also one of the few spine surgeons in Orlando, Florida to provide lumbar artificial disc replacement using the Prodisc-L artificial disc. Dr. Hacque is also referred patients from across Orlando and north central Florida for artificial disc replacement surgery as an alternative to spinal fusion. Accordingly, Dr. Haque's patients travel from across north central Florida, including: Orlando; Jacksonville; Tallahassee; Lakeland; Gainesville; Tampa; Daytona Beach; and Cocoa Beach. The spine center, as a destination for medical tourism for some international patients from Mexico and the Caribbean, can provide recommendations to out-of-town patients on nearby hotels and tourist attractions.