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 has a long history of specialty care associated with complicated spine surgeries. Physicians have perfected standard techniques for treating neurodegenerative and traumatic spine disease, but the center also has an outstanding referral base for failed-back syndrome and for performing revisions of previously operated spinal conditions. Spinal decompression and stabilization, as well as standard microdisectomy for newly ruptured disc problems are commonly performed surgical procedures at the VCU Health System. 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.