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Disc herniations and stenosis of the spine are conditions commonly treated with our innovative techniques and procedures.

Tumors, aneurysms, vascular malformations, hydrocephalus, hemorrhages, and Chiari Malformations are among our cranial specialties, both adult and pediatric.

Our Patient Education Center features helpful videos, educational information, FAQs as well as Pre/Post-op information.

Brain Injury & Disease

The Spine & Brain Institute offers diagnosis and treatment for a variety of neurological symptoms, traumatic injury, and chronic conditions. The most common spinal disorders and conditions treated by SBI are cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Hydrocephalus, vascular malformations, aneurysms, hemorrhage, and tumors are a few of the cranial conditions in which the surgeons of SBI specialize. Two of the cutting edge, proven treatments offered through SBI include Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease and Dorsal Column Stimulator (DCS) for chronic pain management when other more traditional methods have proven ineffective.

Specialties

The Spine & Brain Institute offers diagnosis and treatment for a variety of neurological symptoms, traumatic injury, and chronic conditions. The most common spinal disorders and conditions treated by SBI are cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis and disc herniation. Hydrocephalus, vascular malformations, aneurysms, hemorrhage, and tumors are a few of the cranial conditions in which the surgeons of SBI specialize.

TTwo of the cutting edge, proven treatments offered through SBI include Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease and Dorsal Column Stimulator (DCS) for chronic pain management when other more traditional methods have proven ineffective.

TRead more about each of our specialties:



Our Physicians

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Dr. John A. Anson

Dr. Anson is a Board certified neurosurgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Before practicing in Las Vegas, Dr. Anson was on the faculty of the New Mexico School of Medicine where he was Director of the Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery program. He currently serves as Chairman of the Surgery Department at Southern Hills Hospital. In the past he has served as Chief of Neurosurgery at both Sunrise Hospital and Valley Hospital, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Sunrise Hospital, and Director of the Nevada Neurosciences Institute. Dr. Anson is a graduate of The University of Illinois College of Medicine. He did his neurosurgery residency in Chicago at the University of Illinois and Cook County Hospitals, then completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at Barrow Neurologic Institute, one of the top neuroscience centers in the U.S. Dr. Anson has been invited faculty at national courses sponsored by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons where he has instructed other neurosurgeons on new techniques in spine surgery. He continues to teach at courses around the country on techniques in minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Dr. Anson is skilled in all aspects of neurological surgery including, but not limited to:

  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Skull Base surgery
  • Minimally invasive and complex spine surgeries
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Brain Tumors (adult and pediatric)
  • Congenital skull and intracranial maladies

Dr. James S. Forage

Dr. James Forage is a Board certified neurosurgeon with expertise in all aspects of spinal and intracranial neurosurgery. After receiving his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, he completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at UCLA Medical Center in 2002. Dr. Forage then completed a Spine Fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute, arguably one of the top programs anywhere. Dr. Forage was Director of Spine Surgery at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, prior to relocating to Las Vegas in 2004. Dr. Forage is a member of the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. He received numerous awards and honors for outstanding academic achievement, and has many publications in both spinal and intracranial neurosurgery. Dr. Forage is a highly skilled neurosurgeon with extensive experience in all aspects of neurosurgery including, but not limited to:

  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Brain Tumors
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Pain Syndromes

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Dr. Derek A. Duke

Dr. Derek Duke is a Board certified neurosurgeon who has been practicing in Las Vegas since 1999. He received his Doctorate of Medicine with Distinction from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and completed his neurosurgical residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Duke is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Duke has received many honors and awards for academic achievements in which he placed in the top few percentile of the nation. He has published numerous original journal articles and book chapters on many aspects of intracranial and spinal surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Duke is a highly skilled surgeon with expertise in all aspects of spine surgery, ranging from the craniocervical junction to the sacrum

Michael E. Seiff

Dr. Michael E. Seiff

Dr. Michael Seiff is a Board certified neurosurgeon specializing in both spine and brain surgery. Dr. Seiff received his Doctorate of Medicine from the State University of New York Health Science Center in 1992, and completed his neurosurgical training at both Ohio State University Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Patient Education

The following link, in affiliation with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), will provide guidance and in-depth explanations to many of the disorders and their treatments managed by the surgeons of SBI:

AANS.org | Patient Information – Conditions & Treatments

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