Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates - spine surgery, brain tumors, minimally invasive spine surgery, physical therapy, movement disorders, vascular surgery, physiatry, carolina spine, physical medicine, back pain, nonsurgical spine treatment, pediatric neurosurgery, concussions, Charlotte, North Carolina, Greensboro, Ballantyne, Concord, Huntersville, Rock Hill, South Carolina
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We offer 11 offices from Charlotte to Greensboro where patients can find advanced, compassionate brain and spine care. Find directions Our practice features 48 physicians from the fields of neurosurgery, physical medicine & rehabilitation, orthopedic spine surgery and pain management. See physician bios We're pioneering efforts to measure patient outcomes. This data is used to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments and improve results for future patients. Learn more With our Patient Connect Portal, we make it easier for patients to connect with our care team. Learn more

High School Athlete Recovering After Traumatic Head Injury And Emergency Brain Surgery

Pediatric neurosurgeon Scott Wait, MD, of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates performed life-saving brain surgery on Anthony, son of local TV host Colleen Odegaard. In this interview, Anthony, Colleen and Dr. Wait describe the experience on Charlotte Today.

Click below to watch the story from WCNC. 

A Successful Outcome In The National Spotlight
During an early morning bike ride, Dean Otto was paralyzed after being hit by a truck. Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates neurosurgeon Matthew McGirt, MD, performed the life-changing spine surgery that gave Dean a chance at a full recovery. One year later, Dean ran the Napa Half Marathon with Dr. McGirt and Will Huffman, the man who hit him. To learn more about Dean and how we help patients with spine injuries, click here.

Click the photos below to see the Sunday Today Show story and watch Dean, Dr. McGirt and Will cross the finish line.

Dr. McGirt. Dean and Will have appeared on the local news and the Ellen Degeneres show to share this incredible story! Click below to watch the videos.

Click below to watch the story from WCNC. 

Learn more about Dean's organization to assist others facing paralysis at

Patient Success Stories

After four days of headaches, Meg found herself in the ER...with a brain tumor diagnosis. An MRI revealed a golf ball-sized tumor that was removed by neurosurgeon Mark Van Poppel, MD. Meg describes the start of her journey in this video.

Watch parts 2 and 3 of Meg's story

Busy working mom Michelle Carter was always on the go. That is, until pain in her shoulder started limiting her activities. She came to Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates looking for relief. Not only did she return to her regular lifestyle, she became even more active by becoming a certified fitness, Zumba and kickboxing instructor.

Patient Tracy Bari found relief from intense back pain by undergoing minimally invasive lumbar fusion (TLIF). Our on-site multi-position, open MRI revealed instability in her L3-4 vertebrae.

Charles woke up one morning and could not feel his left side. An AVM had ruptured in his brain. Three years later, Charles is living a full life, from pitching in a Little League game at Cooperstown to playing violin at Merlefest.

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates has been named to the Charlotte Observer Top Workplaces 2017 list. The 55 companies on the list were recognized based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. This year, nearly 17,500 employees from over 850 companies across the area were asked to complete these surveys. Our goal is to create the best possible work environment so that our healthcare professionals can deliver advanced, personalized care for our patients.

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