Maine Medical Center
A neurosurgeon performs a LITT procedure, also called MRI-guided laser ablation, or brain surgery, at Maine Medical Center


MaineHealth Neurosurgery Scarborough is home to the region's largest, most comprehensive, team of neurosurgeons and neurology specialists. Our outstanding depth and breadth of expertise includes the state's only pediatric neurosurgeon. 

Advanced Neurosurgery Services, Close to Home

Procedures are performed by fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons with advanced training in brain and 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
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration among our neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-radiologists and referring physicians for efficient care coordination and communication
  • Exceptional resources for the evaluation and management of patients with spine and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Specialized patient and family liaisons who provide expert, personalized and compassionate support throughout the continuum of care, in both inpatient and outpatient settings

Some of the innovative and advanced neurosurgical procedures we perform include:


  • 5 ALA guided brain tumor resection
  • Awake craniotomy with language mapping
  • Cerebrospinal fluid shunting
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • EC- IC bypass for Moya-Moya, aneurysm and occlusive vascular disease
  • ICG angiography and intraoperative angiography for aneurysm clipping
  • Image-guided brain surgery
  • Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)


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

Innovative New Brain Surgery Technique

5 aminolevulinic acid (5 ALA) illuminates brain tumors under fluorescent light so surgeons can see exactly where cancerous cells are hiding. As Jeffrey Florman, MD explains, MaineHealth Maine Medical Center Portland is one of the first hospitals in the country to use 5 ALA, allowing surgeons to remove more of the tumor and achieve better patient outcomes.  

Become a patient

Talk to your primary care physician about a referral to our practice for yourself or a loved one.

Refer a patient

Providers, please call 207-885-0011 to make a patient referral.

MaineHealth providers may refer through EPIC:

  • MMP ADULT PED NEURO REF46 - AMB Referral to Neurology