World Class Neurosurgical
Experience and Dedication

The surgeons of The Spine & Brain Institute practice cutting-edge state-of-the-art neurosurgery with a vast experience in brain and spine disorders. Rivaling top academic centers, our expertise facilitates the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neurosurgical problems.

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.

Our Physicians

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. Michael 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.

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 Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at Southern Hills Hospital.

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.

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