Barrow Brain and Spine’s Growing Neurosurgery Practice is Local Resource for World Class Brain and Spine Care 1

There’s no doubt about it. Over the past 30 year Barrow has helped to put Phoenix on the map as a healthcare destination as it is known worldwide for its extraordinary contributions to the field of neurosurgery. Today, more and more patients in the East Valley community are enjoying convenient access to this premiere brain and spine care resource right in their own backyard!

Barrow Brain and Spine’s Chandler office first opened in 2012 and today the practice is thriving and expanding to serve the growing number of patients throughout the East Valley who are seeking treatment for brain and spinal tumors, aneurysms and vascular disorders, spine disorders as well as a range of common to complex brain and spine conditions.

Affiliated with both the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center, the Barrow Brain and Spine practice in Chandler sees East Valley patients at its office at 485 South Dobson Road, while its team of experienced surgeons also performs procedures at nearby Chandler Regional Medical Center.

“Being diagnosed with a brain or spine condition is a life-changing event for a patient,” said Tim Bricker, President and CEO of Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. “That’s why we feel incredibly fortunate to have access to some of the world’s top neurosurgeons right in here in our community.  The level of expertise and personalized care Barrow delivers is phenomenal and when we refer patients to this practice we do so with the utmost confidence that they will get the best care possible.”

New to Barrow Brain and Spine’s Chandler practice is Kaith Almefty, M.D., a neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors and spinal surgery, who previously completed his residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute as well as a fellowship in skull base surgery at Harvard University.

“I am very proud to be working side by side with such a top-notch team and I’m passionate about investing my years of study and medical knowledge into helping meet the needs of more patients here in the Chandler community,” says Dr. Almefty.

Dr. Almefty joins an already impressive and highly credentialed team of Chandler-based Barrow Brain and Spine neurosurgeons which includes Dr. Steve Chang, Dr. David Fusco, Dr. Mark Garrett, and Dr. Tairo Kaibara, who also serves as Director of Neurosurgery at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center.

Like their colleagues at the Phoenix and Scottsdale locations, the team at Barrow Brain and Spine in Chandler are well-versed in utilizing the latest surgical techniques and instrumentation and employ minimally invasive approaches in treating patients whenever possible. In fact, no other team in the Southwest has more collective experience in terms of complex spine and minimally invasive surgery volume than Barrow Brain and Spine.

“Today there are a variety of options available to patients and they are doing their homework–as they should when making such an important healthcare decision. Something that is critical to consider is that neurosurgeons are in a separate category from orthopedic surgeons, who typically focus on diagnosing and treating bone and joint disorders only,” says Barrow Brain and Spine CEO John Kinna.

“Alternatively, our neurosurgeons are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of brain and spine conditions–many of which are very complex. In addition, all of the neurosurgeons within our practice at Barrow undergo, at a minimum, five to six years of training in a top neurosurgery program before entering the field.  We’re proud of the tremendous depth of expertise we have to offer.”

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