When it comes to brain and spine care, you have the power to make your own decisions regarding your doctor and your health care.

  • No Referral Is Needed (Unless required by your insurance plan)
  • We Have A 75-Year History In The Charlotte Region
  • Our Neurosurgeons Offer Minimally Invasive Procedures For Brain And Spine Disorders
  • We Offer 10 Office Locations Including Charlotte, Ballantyne, Concord, Huntersville, Mooresville, Matthews & Rock Hill

Call 800-344-6716 to schedule an appointment.

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates Provides Comprehensive Treatment Of:

Cerebrovascular Disorders

  • Neuroendovascular Surgery
  • Angioplasty & Stenting
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Vascular Reconstruction
  • Brain Revascularization

Brain Tumors

  • Phase I, II & III Clinical Trials
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Novalis Radiosurgery System)
  • Intraoperative Electrocorticography (Brain Mapping)
  • Convection Enhanced Delivery (CED) Protocols
  • Gliasite Radiation Therapy System
  • Transsphenoidal Surgery (Pituitary Tumors)

Peripheral Nerve Disorders 

  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery (Endoscopic & Open)
  • Nerve Transposition & Nerve Tumors 
  • Repair of Nerve Injuries

Movement Disorders

  • Pallidotomies & Thalamic Stimulator
  • Radiofrequency Rhizolysis
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Implantation & Management


  • Temporal Lobectomy
  • Resection of Small Seizure-Inducing Foci
  • Corpus Callosotomy
  • Advanced Brain Mapping
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator

Spine Disorders & Injuries

  • Disc Replacement Therapy
  • Minimally Invasive Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery (Microendoscopic Discectomy – MED)
  • Minimally Invasive Laminectomy
  • Spinal Reconstruction Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Treatment of Congenital Spinal Malformations

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

  • Limited but Necessary Medications
  • EMG/NCV to Evaluate for Nerve & Muscle Disorders
  • Therapeutic & Diagnostic Spinal Injections
  • Management of Workers’ Compensation Injuries
  • Surgical Referrals as Needed

Physical Therapy

  • State-of-the-art functional exercise equipment & treatment modalities
  • Individualized in-clinic and at-home exercise
  • Skilled manual therapy and massage
  • Spinal decompressive traction
  • Evaluation of individual motion impairments
  • Training specific to sport or hobby
  • Evaluations for returning to sports after surgery
  • Patient education
  • Orthotics
  • Future injury prevention
  • Pilates, yoga and senior exercise classes
  • Graston Technique
  • Dry needling

Pediatric & Adult Disorders

  • Frameless Stereotactic Procedures (Brain Tumors)
  • Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy (Craniosynostosis)
  • Cranial Banding (Abnormal Head Shapes)
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomies (Spasticity)
  • Endoscopic Intracranial Procedures for Drainage of Cysts, Biopsy of Tumors, & Placement and/or Revision of Shunts for Hydrocephalus
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy 
  • Chiari Decompression Syringomyelia Management

10 Regional Locations

225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-376-1605
Toll Free: 800-344-6716

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14135 Ballantyne Corporate Place
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: 704-831-4300

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110 Lake Concord Road NE
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-792-2672

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9735 Kincey Avenue
Suite 300
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 704-831-4100

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1401 Matthews Township Parkway
Suite 300
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-831-4150

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Rock Hill
175 Amendment Avenue
Suite 104
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: 803-325-1618

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New Mooresville Office Now Open!
9206 Joe Knox Avenue, Suite H (within Carolina Vein Associates) Mooresville, NC 28117  •  704-831-4100  •  Get directions

Additional offices in the Greensboro area

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Neurovascular Disorders

Neuroendovascular surgery combines the skills of neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology. These minimally invasive techniques have proven effective in the diagnosis and treatment of neurovascular disorders from inside the blood vessel. Patients benefit because neuroendovascular surgery results in shorter hospital stays, fewer possible complications, less pain and a quicker recovery period.

Conditions treated with endovascular surgery

  • Strokes
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Tumors
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Intracranial atherosclerosis, blocked carotid, vertebral and subclavian arteries

Surgical Treatment Of Movement Disorders
For patients suffering from movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, tremor and dystonia, the goal is to improve their lives using the least invasive treatment possible. Medications are often effective, but can have significant side effects and may lose effectiveness over time. In these instances, patients may benefit from surgery. Our experienced neurosurgeons offer advanced procedures, such as deep brain stimulation, that can help control tremors or muscle stiffness and allow patients to return to a more normal lifestyle.

Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures
The spine surgeons of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates perform (and have invented) minimally invasive procedures that help patients return to living the life they want to live. These procedures greatly reduce patient recovery time using incisions that are less than one inch long. Our spine surgeons have trained and treated other doctors from around the world, and are currently involved in clinical trials that could revolutionize the treatment of spine disorders.

  • Cervical MED – Developed by a practice neurosurgeon
  • Lumbar MED
  • Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry)
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (physiatrists) are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and pain syndromes, and rehabilitation of patients with severe impairments. At Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, our board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists allow us to offer an even more comprehensive level of nonsurgical care.

  • EMG/NCV to evaluate for nerve & muscle disorders
  • Therapeutic & diagnostic spinal injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Spasticity/dystonia management
  • Behavior management
  • Disability management
  • Surgical referrals as needed

Complex Spine Procedures
When it comes to spinal expertise, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates stands on par with any private or academic group in the nation. Our spine surgeons continue to expand the frontiers of this specialty by developing and putting the latest techniques into practice.

  • Artificial Disc Implantation (lumbar, cervical)
  • Instrumented Spinal Fusions
  • Anterior Discectomy & Fusion
  • Anterior & Posterior Spinal Instrumentation
  • Anterior Odontoid Screw Fixation
  • C 1-C2 Transarticular Screw Fixation & Fusion
  • Pedicle Screw Fixation
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Adult and Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery

Physical Therapy
We offer on-site physical therapy services to improve patient recovery and rehabilitation. Our licensed physical therapists work with our physiatrists and neurosurgeons to review patient progress, develop treatment plans and share insight for optimal patient care.

  • State-of-the-art functional exercise equipment & treatment modalities
  • Individualized in-clinic and at-home exercise
  • Skilled manual therapy and massage
  • Spinal decompressive traction
  • Evaluation of individual motion impairments
  • Training specific to sport or hobby
  • Evaluations for returning to sports after surgery
  • Patient education
  • Orthotics
  • Future injury prevention
  • Pilates, yoga and senior exercise classes
  • Graston Technique
  • Dry needling

On-Site Diagnostic Services
For the convenience of our patients, we offer on-site imaging services at most offices and MRI services at our Charlotte, Ballantyne and Concord locations. Patients requiring high-resolution brain and spine scans can often have their MRIs and practice appointments on the same day. We are also the first and only imaging center in the Charlotte region with a multi-position, open MRI that allows us to scan patients sitting, standing, bending, lying down, or in other positions not previously possible with MRI imaging.

  • X-rays
  • On-site MRI at three offices
  • The region’s only multi-position, open MRI
  • All scans performed by licensed technologists

Sports Concussion Management
Our Carolina Sports Concussion Program was the first of its kind in the Charlotte region. The goal of this program is to accurately diagnose concussions in athletes 10 years of age and older, and determine when and if they can safely return to sports.

  • Complete patient evaluation by a physician
  • Post–injury neurocognitive testing using ImPACT™
  • Baseline ImPACT testing
  • Physical Therapy
  • On-site Imaging

Choose Your Hospital/Surgery Center*

If surgery is necessary, our surgeons have privileges at:

Carolinas Medical Center 

Carolinas HealthCare System – Northeast 

Carolinas HealthCare System – Pineville 

Carolina Center For Specialty Surgery 

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital 

*Individual insurance plans may dictate which facility you can choose

Choose The Life You Want To Live

Schedule Your Appointment Today. No Referral Needed.*

Call 800-344-6716 to schedule your appointment at one of our offices in Charlotte, Ballantyne, Concord, Huntersville, Mooresville, Matthews and Rock Hill.

*Unless required by your insurance plan

Patient Success Stories

At the age of 44, Michelle had been experiencing pain in her shoulder for 18 months when an MRI revealed bone spurs that were pinching the nerve and causing neck and arm pain. She then came to Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates for help.

After conservative treatment proved ineffective in relieving Michelle’s pain, surgery was the next option to consider. Because she was so young, an artificial disc procedure was recommended instead of a spinal fusion. With the artificial disc procedure, a one-inch incision is made through an anterior approach to the neck. The diseased disc is removed and the artificial disc is inserted. Michelle underwent the procedure and was home the next day. She returned to work about two weeks later.

Within a year of her surgery, Michelle completed her group fitness certification, Zumba certification and kickboxing certification. Now she teaches fitness classes five nights a week with some weekend classes.

“Before the surgery, each day was full of pain and uncertainty,” said Michelle. “This surgery has changed my life.”

When her son, Charles, woke up and could not feel his left side, Margaret pictured her family changing forever. As a nurse, she knew her son’s condition was serious, and called 911. Three years later, Charles is living a full life, from pitching in a Little League game at Cooperstown to playing violin at Merlefest. Best of all, he is able to enjoy and share each day with his family.

When Margaret and her 10-year-old son, Charles, arrived at the hospital on the morning of August 9, 2013, pediatric neurosurgeon Scott Wait, MD, of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates was on call.

The intracranial pressure was so high that not all of the necessary diagnostic testing could be immediately performed on Charles. The doctors and staff managed his symptoms until they could get answers. Dr. Wait determined that Charles had an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) that had ruptured.

Dr. Wait performed a craniotomy for the resection of the AVM and removal of the hematoma. Craniotomy is the most common surgical procedure used to remove an AVM. During surgery, an opening is made in the skull and the natural clefts in the brain are accessed for the AVM to be removed in the most minimally invasive way possible.

“I wasn’t sure if my son would live through the day,” said Margaret as she reflected on that August morning. “I never imagined we would be happy, smiling, running around the world again. Now we are, and I’m so very grateful.”

Wendy Went From Back Injury To Triathlon In Just 72 Hours

It was the day before Wendy was scheduled to leave town to compete in the Beach To Battleship half Iron Man triathlon in Wilmington. She made the mistake of trying to lift a lawn mower into a van by herself and injured her back.

“I thought there was no chance of competing in the triathlon that Saturday,” said Wendy.

She called Graham Claytor, the director of the physical therapy department at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, to explain her situation. Read more

We Helped This Former Pilot Avoid Paralysis

From playing baseball at the University of Tennessee to flying fighter jets on four continents and having a 27-year career as an airline captain, Steve Wieland has led an incredible life. But by the age of 65, he found himself completely helpless. He was unable to walk and was losing function in his hands to the point that he could not feed himself. When he came to see neurosurgeon Matthew McGirt, MD, in November of 2014, Steve had developed almost complete paralysis in all four extremities. It would take timing, technology, surgical expertise and rehabilitation to give Steve a new life. Read more