Sabino DAgostino, D.O.

Board Certified Neurosurgeons & Minimally Invasive Spine Specialists located in Charleston & Ladson, SC

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Dr. D'Agostino, or Dr. D as most of his patients call him, has been performing neurosurgery and spine surgery in the Charleston community since 2002. His journey began in Long Island, NY and continued through The Pennsylvania State University (PSU), Medical School in Philadelphia (PCOM) and residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). During his medical school training he completed a international travelling fellowship in Milan, Italy. Later, well into his medical practice, he again traveled to Torino, Italy, to help introduce the first robotic spine surgery to be done in that country. He is board certified by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Dr. D'Agostino is also quite proud of the fact that he has performed the first robotic spine surgery in the state of South Carolina. Since then, he has performed well over 400 robotic spine procedures. Dr. D'Agostino is most proud of his patient care. He, and his seasoned Nurse Practitioner, Amanda Crowley, NP, make every effort to treat all their patients just like they would expect to be treated themselves. They realize that while today we are the treatment providers, we will one day be patients ourselves. It is not uncommon for Dr. D'Agostino to contact his patients on the weekend and even provide them with his cell phone number.

Dr. D'Agostino takes great pride in being the owner and president of Seaside Spine Specialists, LLC, an independent physician practice. By functioning independently, or not under the employment of a hospital system, Dr. D'Agostino is able to make referrals to all providers in the Charleston community. This means that he can hand-pick other consulting physicians and is not limited to those employed by any hospital system. Similarly, Dr. D'Agostino can take his patients to several different hospitals and surgery centers depending on which center provides the best technology and experience for your spine problem. You might be surprised to know that not all hospitals have the same surgical technologies available. Dr. D'Agostino is confident that he can offer the full spectrum of surgical options for those patients that have not found relief with non-surgical interventions. We put an emphasis on finding “the least invasive procedure that is likely to give you the most meaningful result.” This includes simple decompression surgeries such as the MILD procedure and microdiscectomy, minimally invasive instrumented surgeries such as Vertiflex and Coflex, and more complex surgeries using advanced robotics and fusion technologies.

We invite you to allow yourself the benefits of a first time consultation or even a second opinion consultation with Dr. D'Agostino at Seaside Spine Specialists. His mission is to first help you understand where your pain is coming from than the offer you a spectrum of different treatment options.

Teaching minimally invasive techniques to visiting spine surgeons from around the country. National and international lecturer on robotic surgical techniques.

Undergraduate: The Pennsylvania State University (PSU), State College, PA. 1994-1998

Graduate: The Philadelphia College of Medicine (PCOM), Philadelphia, PA. 1998-2002

Internship: The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC. 2002-2003

International Traveling Fellowship: Carlo Besta National Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy, 2002.

Residency: The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC. 2003-2009

Summerville Medical Center, Summerville, SC
East Cooper Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, SC

Roper St. Frances Hospital, Charleston, SC Trident Medical Center, North Charleston, SC

Center for Advanced Surgery, Ladson, SC

91-year-old dances with Dr. DAgostino after spine surgery
Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Sabino D'Agostino
Minimally invasive robotic-assisted spine surgery. 


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Vaccaro, Alexander R., Jonathan A. Harris, Mir M. Hussain, Rishi Wadhwa, Victor W. Chang, Samuel R. Schroerlucke, Walter P. Samora, Sabino DAgostino, MD, et al. “Assessment of Surgical Procedural Time, Pedicle Screw Accuracy, and Clinician Radiation Exposure of a Novel Robotic Navigation System Compared With Conventional Open and Percutaneous Freehand Techniques: A Cadaveric Investigation.” Journal of Health Psychology, (September 2019), 2125–37. 

Vaccaro AR, Harris JA, Hussain MM, Wadhqa R, Chang VW, Schroerlucke SR, Samora WP, Passias PG, Patel RD, Panchal RR, DAgostino SJ, Whitney NL, Crawford NR, Bucklen BS,. Comparison of Novel Robotic Navigation Systems with conventional Open Techniques: In Vitro Analysis of Accuracy, Dosage, and Time Required for Pedicle Screw Placement. Submitted for Publication.

D’Agostino SJ, Harrigan MR, Chalela JA, et al., Clinical Experience with Matrix2 360 coils in the treatment of 100 intracranial aneurysms. Surgical Neurology. 72(2009):41-47, 2009 July.

Frankel BM, D’Agostino S, Wang C. A Biomechanical Cadaveric Analysis of Polymethylmethacrylate-Augmented Pedicle Screw Fixation. J. Neurosurg Spine. 7(1):47-53, 2007 July.

Nicholas JS, D’Agostino SJ, and Patel SJ. Arterial Compression of the Retro- Olivary Sulcus of the Ventrolateral Medulla in Essential Hypertension and Diabetes. Hypertension. 46(4):982-2005 Oct.

Frankel BM, Wang C, DAgostino SJ, Giglio P, LaPointe M, Patel SJ. Targeting Subventricular Progenitor Cells with Intrathecal Liposomal Encapsulated Ara-C in Patients with Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme. Submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery for Publication – Currently under review.

Coffee RE, Nicholas JS, Egan BM, Rumboldt Z, D’Agostino S, Patel SJ. Arterial Compression of the Retro-olivary Sulcus of the Medulla in Essential Hypertension: A Multivariate Analysis. J Hypertension. 23(11):2027-31, 2005 Nov.

Minimally Invasive Cases with ExcelsiusGPS: North American Spine Society Meeting Los Angeles, CA. September 2018

ExcelsiusGPS, First Clinical Experiences: Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) Las Vegas, NV. September 2018

Acute Spinal Cord Injury: Pathophysiology, Management Strategies, and Future Interventions: 98th AnnualScientificAssemblyoftheSouthernMedicalAssociation,NewOrleans, Louisiana, 2004

Ophthalmomanometry-Doppler (OMD) of the Retinal Vein: An Objective and Noninvasive Means of Assessing Intracranial Pressure. Research Presentation, Investigations and Proof of Concept. Medical College of Pennsylvania, 2003