The Department of Neurosurgery at The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at LifeBridge Health provides a wide spectrum of services for patients who require surgical treatment for disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system. The team's philosophy is to reserve surgical treatment as a last resort after thorough consideration of all appropriate non-surgical treatments.
Following is a list of just some of the disorders that we treat:
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Brain tumors
- Carotid artery disease
- Cerebral aneurysms
- Cervical myelopathy, radiculopathy and stenosis
- Cervical and lumbar spine disorders
- Peripheral nerve disorders
- Movement disorders
- Neck and arm pain
- Lower back and leg pain
- Peripheral nerve disorders
- Spine tumors
- Spine trauma
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Minimally invasive techniques, microsurgery, radiosurgery, and deep brain stimulation are all employed to achieve the best possible outcomes and to improve the health of our patients. We also advise patients in techniques of non-surgical spine care.
Our physicians see patients at 4 locations in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County. In the near future, we will be adding offices in Carroll County, Harford County and Frederick County.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with any of our team members, please call 410-601-4417.
LIFEBRIDGE HEALTH NEUROSURGERY TEAM
Neal J. Naff, M.D.
Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, LifeBridge Health, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Surgical Director, Cyberknife Radiosurgery Center, Sinai Hospital
Specialties: Microsurgical treatment of cervical and lumbar spine
disorders; Degenerative spine disease; Surgical and radiosurgical
treatment of brain and spinal tumors; Hydrocephalus; Peripheral nerve
disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome; Chiari malformations;
Spasticity; Spinal cord stimulation
William W. Ashley, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.N.S.
Director, Cerebrovascular, Endovascular, and Skull Base Neurosurgery
Specialties: Aneurysms, stroke, brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations, extracranial carotid disease, intracranial atherosclerosis, complex cranial base tumors (including vestibular schwannomas and pituitary tumors), tumor embolization and balloon occlusion testing, as well as general neurosurgical conditions such as degenerative disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine.
James L. Frazier III, M.D.
Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Northwest Hospital
Specialties: Minimally invasive spine techniques; Cervical myelopathy,
radiculopathy, and stenosis; Lumbar radiculopathy and stenosis; Neck and
arm pain, lower back and leg pain; Non-surgical spine care, spine
tumors and spine trauma; Spinal cord stimulation
Omar Zalatimo, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.A., F.A.A.N.S.
Director, Functional Neurosurgery
Specialties: Spinal surgery: cervical and lumbar disorders; Functional
neurosurgery: trigeminal neuralgia, deep brain stimulation, epilepsy
surgery and spinal cord stimulation; Tumor neurosurgery; Peripheral