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Neurosurgery and spine surgery at Maine Medical Center's Neuroscience Institute are performed by fellowship-trained and Board certified neurosurgeons and Board certified orthopedic surgeons with advanced training in spine surgery.

  • Maine's largest, most comprehensive team of neurosurgeons with a depth of experience that is unequalled in northern New England.
  • Outstanding specialty expertise including the state's only pediatric neurosurgeon.
  • A standardized, well-coordinated care process, incorporating evidence-based, best-practice guidelines to help ensure optimal outcomes.
  • The skill and expertise to perform cutting-edge procedures with outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks.
  • State-of-the-art technology to enhance diagnosis and treatment.
  • A Magnet-level nursing staff with specialized neuro training.
  • Early intervention by physiatry and rehabilitation specialists to address functional deficits as soon as possible, improving long-term outcomes.
  • Daily multidisciplinary collaboration among our neurosurgeons, neurologists and neuroradiologists which cultivates a collegial environment and open communication extending to the referring physician.
  • Exceptional resources for the evaluation and management of patients with spine and musculoskeletal disorders.
  • The services of a specialized Neurosciences Patient and Family Liaison who is available to provide expert, personalized and compassionate support to patients and their families throughout the continuum of care, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Some of the most innovative and advanced neurosurgical procedures are performed at Maine Medical Center, including:


  • Image-guided brain surgery
  • Cerebrospinal fluid shunting
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Awake craniotomy with language mapping


  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Artificial disc arthroscopy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Foraminotomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy