X-ray of spine

Spine Program


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Complex Restorative Spine Surgery
Computer-Assisted Spine Treatment


As part of the VCU Health System, the Department of Neurosurgery is a major referral center for all spinal surgery care in this region. We have a long history of specialty care associated with complicated spine diagnoses and our physicians have perfected the techniques for treating neurodegenerative and traumatic spine disease. The center has an outstanding reputation for spinal decompression and stabilization, as well as standard microdisectomy for newly ruptured discs. Using the latest computer technology, the doctors at the spine center have made spinal surgery safer and more effective.

The Neurosurgical Center not only performs procedures to reconstruct the spine, but also to replace discs and reconstruct major spine injuries. The department is a major referral center and resource for the treatment of acute severe spine injury.

Physicians and research faculty

Bruce E. Mathern, M.D.
R. Scott Graham, M.D.
Brian M. Cameron, M.D.
Harold F. Young, M.D.
John D. Ward, M.D.