Neurosurgical Spine Service

The Neurosurgical Spine Service at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care for our patients. Our team of surgeons, physician assistants and nurse practitioners work together to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of spinal disorders, ranging from herniated discs to complex spinal reconstruction for tumors and deformity.

We offer appointments at five locations: Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough, Brigham and Women's Neurosurgery of South Weymouth and Brigham and Women’s Neurosurgery of Milford. For contact information and directions, click here.

Conditions and Disorders

Conditions our surgeons commonly treat include:

  • Chiari malformation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal fractures and disorders
  • Spinal infections
  • Spinal and nerve tumors
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal vascular disease
  • Spondylolisthesis

Diagnosis and Treatment

Our surgeons are experts in a full range of treatment options for disorders of the spine. Surgical treatments for these conditions include:

Our Surgeons

Michael W. Groff, MD

Michael W. Groff, MD

Director, Spinal Neurosurgery; Co-director Spine Service

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John Chi, MD, MPH

John Chi, MD, MPH

Director of Neurosurgical Spinal Oncology

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Tracy Ansay, MD

Tracy Ansay, MD

Neurosurgeon

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Omar Arnaout, MD

Omar Arnaout, MD

Neurosurgeon

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Kurtus Dafford, MD

Kurtus Dafford, MD

Neurosurgeon

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Yi Lu, MD, PhD

Yi Lu, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon

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Stephen Saris, MD

Stephen Saris, MD

Neurosurgeon

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Timothy R. Smith, MD, MPH, PhD

Timothy R. Smith, MD, MPH, PhD

Neurosurgeon

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Hasan A. Zaidi, MD

Hasan A. Zaidi, MD

Neurosurgeon

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