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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.Neurosurgery & Spine

Maine Medical Partners - Neurosurgery & Spine
Maine Medical Partners - Neurosurgery & Spine, a division of Maine Medical Center, provides comprehensive neurosurgical care of complex brain and spine conditions to the people of Northern New England. The physicians and staff offer a range of specialty expertise - including Maine's only pediatric neurosurgeon.

The practices of these fellowship-trained and Board certified neurosurgeons encompass all aspects of the brain and spine, and each is on the leading-edge of his or her respective specialty. Among the sophisticated neurosurgical procedures they perform at Maine Medical Center are awake craniotomy with language mapping, stereotactic radiosurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. In fact, this team has a body of surgical experience that is unequalled in Maine, performing more than 300 craniotomies and more than 2,000 spine surgical procedures annually.

MMC's neurosurgeons also are key members of the medical center's multidisciplinary Neurocritical Care and Neuro-Oncology Programs, the state's largest, most comprehensive team of caregivers in the management of intensively neurologically injured patients and neuro-oncology patients.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeons
Surgeons from private orthopedic practices perfrom spine surgery at Maine Medical Center, and collaborate with members of the neurosurgery practice on complex patient cases, such as adult and pediatric scoliosis. Physicians from both of these reputable orthopedic surgery groups in the region also participate as active members of the Neuroscience Institute's multidisciplinary Spine Program Team.

Falmouth Orthopedic Center is staffed by four Board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons offering a full range of orthopedic care with subspecialty training, along with three Board certified physician assistants and a Board certified nurse practitioner. Physicians in this group have subspecialty training in the management of spine trauma, complex adult spine disorders, including minimally invasive techniques for spine fusion, revision surgery, artificial disc replacement, kyphoplasty, chronic back pain and adult and adolescent patients with spinal deformity and scoliosis, as well as sports medicine. Dr. Anson is the only orthopedic surgeon in the state with expertise in the care of scoliosis patients, working closely with many pediatricians in managing the bracing, follow up care and in some cases surgery of this patient population. He is also a deformity consultant with the Spina Bifida Clinic at MMC working closely with James Wilson, MD at MMP - Neurosurgery and Spine to manage these complex cases.

OA Centers for Orthopaedics includes 25 Board certified and fellowship trained physicians along with 16 Board certified mid -level providers.  The group cares for all aspects of orthopedic injuries, degenerative conditions and congenital abnormalities.  The OA Spine Center offers a highly trained multidisciplinary team to assess and treat spinal disorders and back pain.  Comprised of five physicians and multiple physician assistants the Spine Center includes surgical and non-surgical specialists with expertise in pediatric, adult and geriatric spinal abnormalities.  Their physicians provide both inpatient and outpatient surgical care and treat occupational disorders, sports related spinal injuries, scoliosis, and both traumatic and degenerative spinal conditions.  Interventions such as spinal fusions, decompressions, artificial disc replacements, kyphoplasty and minimally invasive surgery are routinely used when non-operative care is unsuccessful.