Daniel P. Leas, MD
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
- Spinal Trauma
Providing care as a spine surgeon at Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates, Dr. Leas clinical interests and expertise include degenerative spinal disorders, minimally invasive spinal surgery and fusion. Dr. Leas serves patients out of the Concord, Huntersville, and Mooresville office locations.
Originally from South Carolina, Dr. Leas did his undergraduate education at the University of Georgia and attended medical school in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then completed his residency locally in Charlotte, North Carolina in orthopedic surgery at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center.
Always being interested in patient pathology, becoming a spine surgeon was the right fit for his career path. Dr. Leas enjoys the study of pathology and problem solving for his patients. He is motivated by knowing the goal is to get his patients back to living a full life, and functioning well.
Dr. Leas enjoys building rapport and listening to his patients from the start! “When I meet with new patients, I value creating a space in which they are comfortable and can fully express their experiences and unique journey that has led them to our office,” says Dr. Leas.
Dr. Leas stresses the importance of time with his patients. He values the trust built over time between a physician and patient saying,
“I have learned to listen to my patients even before reviewing their imaging. Matching the patient's exam and history to their imaging studies and ailments helps me to identify if the root issue is a complex deformity or if a minimally invasive approach is needed. Whatever their needs are, I feel fortunate to have the skillset to address their needs. I provide solutions across the full spectrum of spine surgical interventions, knowing that each patient has a unique situation and care plan goals in mind.”
Dr. Leas also understands that a coordinated care approach for his patients is necessary to achieve the best outcomes. He values collaboration with in-house physiatrists, physical therapists, and his patient’s external care team. Within the practice, he can access specialists who can offer recommendations for any conservative approaches to spinal disease and disorders. He values that at Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates, patients receive a team-first, patient centric approach to care. He also enjoys providing his expertise locally as one of the appointed team physicians who support the Carolina Panthers football team.
Outside of caring for patients, Dr. Leas enjoys prioritizing family time with his wife and four young kids. He enjoys living and working in the community, calling Huntersville home. “For me, I enjoy taking care of patients in my own community. It helps me see the difference and positive impact that high-quality, patient centered care can have,” said Dr. Leas. For hobbies, Dr. Leas enjoys exploring the world of audio-visual arts and family movie nights at home. They also enjoy exploring with the kids–visiting parks, local family events and museums.
Adult Spinal Surgery, Indianapolis Indiana Spine Group, Indianapolis, IN
Atrium Health Orthopedic Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
- Medical School
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Affiliations & Memberships
Member, The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery