This is a list of known SCDS specialist surgeons (50+ surgeries).

Note: this is an incomplete list. If you know of a surgeon with 50+ SCDS surgeries, please contact me with their details. For further recommendations on surgeons in your area, or to read patient experience stories, join one of the online support groups.

United States of America

Dr. John Carey
Baltimore, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Quinton Gopen
Los Angeles, California

Dr. Daniel Lee
Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Eye and Ear


[Note: Canada has reciprocal healthcare between provinces, which means you can travel to another province for surgery and have it covered by your provincial health plan.

Dr. Issam Saliba
Montreal, Quebec
Polyclinique Centre-Ville

Dr. John Rutka
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto General Hospital

Dr. Vincent Lin

Dr. Lorne Parnes
London, Ontario
London Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Brian Westerberg
Vancouver, British Columbia
St. Paul's Hospital

Dr. Nael Shoman
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dalhousie University



Dr. Shakeel Saeed
London, England
NHS Link

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