Henry E. Aryan, M.D.

Spine Surgeon and Neurosurgical Spine Specialist
Average Rating: 4.6 (47 reviews)

Henry E. Aryan, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified neurosurgeon who completed a fellowship in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of complex spinal disorders and neurospinal oncology at UC San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics. A California native, Dr. Aryan received his undergraduate degree in Cybernetics, with highest honors, from UCLA. He then went on to medical school at UC Irvine and neurosurgery residency at UC San Diego prior to his fellowship at UCSF.

Dr. Aryan specializes in complex spine surgery, surgery in the elderly, revision spine surgery, surgery for spinal tumors, minimally-invasive spine surgery, spine artificial disc placement, spinal radiosurgery, as well as robotic-guided spine surgery. In addition, he performs surgery for degenerative spine disease, spinal deformity, scoliosis, spine trauma, and metastatic disease. The procedures he routinely performs include anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), lumbar/cervical artificial disc placement, lumbar fusion (TLIF, XLIF, ALIF), microdiscectomy, laminectomy, and anterior/posterior spinal instrumented fusion of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Dr. Aryan is a member of numerous national and international professional organizations and societies. He is past Chief-of-Staff at Fresno Surgical Hospital and holds an academic appointment of Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at UC San Francisco. He has authored over 75 peer-reviewed publications, written several book chapters, and is author of several textbooks on spine and brain disorders. He is also a member of INCA (International Neurosurgery Children's Association) and ISBF (International Spine & Brain Foundation), charitable organizations dedicated to providing free pediatric neurosurgical care abroad.

When not caring for patients, Dr. Aryan enjoys spending quality time with his family.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Aryan at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics please call (559) 256-1030.

Education, Training, and Affiliations

  • Medical Degree, University of California, Irvine
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of California, San Diego
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego
  • Fellowship, Complex Spinal Surgery and Neurospinal Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
  • Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Founding Member, International Neurosurgery Children's Association
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Western Neurosurgical Society (WNS)
  • Founding Member, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • California Medical Association (CMA)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR)
  • California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
  • AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
  • AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves

Licensure and Certification

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certified
  • California State Medical License, Renewed and Unrestricted
  • United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) License, Renewed and Unrestricted
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Certified
  • Cyber Knife Radiosurgery, Certified
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Certified
  • C-Arm Fluoroscopy, Certified

From Dr. Aryan:

Our mission is to provide our patients with the safest, most effective, and most technologically advanced treatments of spine disorders.

We are dedicated to providing our patients with leading-edge neurosurgical treatments that focus on robotic-guided and minimally invasive techniques to restore function and treat pain in the most effective manner.

Dr. Aryan specializes in:

  • Evaluation and Management of Spinal Disorders
  • Surgery for Spinal Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Robotic-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Treatment of Failed Previous Surgery and Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Arthroplasty (Artificial Disc Placement and Removal)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Work-Related Spine Injuries
  • Clinical Research
  • Patient Education

In addition, Dr. Aryan works closely with his colleagues to provide his patients with:

  • Advanced Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Chiropractic Services
  • Acupuncture
  • Disability Management
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Aquatic and Hydro Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Traction
  • Nutritional Services
  • Imaging Services (CT/MRI/PET/Discogram/Myelography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Studies (EMG/NCS/SSEP)


Dr. Aryan is actively engaged in clinical research in the following areas:

  • Spinal Fusion Surgery Without Iliac Crest Harvest
  • Revision Surgery following Microdiscectomy
  • PEEK Spacers for Intervertebral Fusion
  • Expandable Cages for Vertebral Reconstruction
  • Cervical Arthroplasty
  • Occipitocervical Fusion for Rheumatoid Disease
  • Total En Bloc Spondylectomy for Primary Tumors of the Spine
  • Robotic-Guided Spine Surgery
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Patient Reviews

"I am a 68-year-old retired first grade teacher who has experienced years of low back pain.  My story began with yearly injections, which provided relief for a while; however, the injections began to be more frequent with less and less success. Dr. Aryan explained the procedure of decompression and fusion of L4, L5, and S1 vertebra in a thorough way that my husband and I could see and understand. The office staff and support staff that followed through after surgery and in the hospital stay were very helpful and informative.  Follow-ups in the office afterwards were positive and encouraging. It's been three months since surgery, and I've been wondering why I didn't have the surgery sooner.  Walking and flexibility have returned without any damage to my affected leg. I would definitely recommend Dr. Aryan and his entire staff who work together as a team to provide all the necessary information in order for a patient to make a decision regarding the health of their spine." -- Carolyn H.

1630 East Herndon, Fresno, CA 93720