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advanced neurosurgical care

Our goal is to offer patients the most advanced neurosurgical care and treatments in a compassionate, healing environment. We are a leader in the field of neurosurgery in the mid-Atlantic region and throughout the U.S., and have cared for over 30,000 patients from across the United States and abroad since our inception two decades ago.

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Over 20 years of experience

Virginia Neurosurgeons was founded in 2001 in Arlington, VA on this premise: bring specialized, academic-oriented neurosurgeons together in a personal, community-focused program. 

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education and training

 Our surgeons have been educated and trained at the world’s most prestigious academic institutions and bring their experience and expertise to Northern Virginia. All of our neurosurgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and have academic faculty appointments with the George Washington University School of Medicine.

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Spine Surgery

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Brain Surgery

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the surgeons with years of proficiency Meet Our Neurosurgeons

Richard D. Murray, MD, FAANS

Richard D. Murray, MD, FAANS

Dr. Murray embodies a rare blend of expertise, compassion, and innovation in the field of neurosurgery. He is a leader in complex cranial and spinal surgeries, earning accolades for his commitment to patient-centered care and groundbreaking advancements.

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Nikhil R. Nayak, MD, FAANS

Nikhil R. Nayak, MD, FAANS

Dr. Nayak stands at the forefront of neurological surgery, specializing in spinal disorders with a focus on minimally invasive and complex procedures. His extensive training and expertise ensure patients receive comprehensive care tailored to their exact needs.

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Matthew A. Piazza, MD, FAANS

Matthew A. Piazza, MD, FAANS

Dr. Piazza is a distinguished neurosurgeon renowned for his expertise in treating a wide array of neurologic conditions affecting the spine and brain. His focus on maximizing patient outcomes through minimally invasive surgical techniques underscores his dedication.

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Exemplary Academics, Trusted Expertise, Consistent Awards

Our neurosurgeons’ depth of knowledge and high-quality, evidence-based treatments that offer patients the best possible outcomes have received accolades from respected peer-based organizations time and again.

Years of Specialized Training The Role of a Neurosurgeon

Neurosurgeons are highly specialized medical professionals focused on diagnosing and treating conditions of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Their rigorous training encompasses a comprehensive understanding of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurosurgical techniques.

The distinction between neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery lies in focus and depth of training. While orthopedic surgeons specialize in the musculoskeletal system, neurosurgeons undergo extensive training tailored explicitly to neurological conditions, including intricate procedures involving the brain and spinal cord.

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Our Spine Services Restoring Spines and Functionality

The core objective of neurosurgical intervention is to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and restore neurologic function. We employ advanced techniques and technologies to address issues such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and spinal deformities. By restoring stability and alignment to the spine, patients experience significant relief and regain their quality of life. We prioritize a multidisciplinary approach to optimize outcomes and facilitate long-term recovery.

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Ethical Surgeons With You In Mind Our Culture of Honesty

We pride ourselves foremost on being ethical neurosurgeons and believe we can change our patients’ lives through compassionate care and open communication. The philosophy of Virginia Neurosurgeons has always been to be the patient’s advocate and ally in an era of increasingly corporate medicine and a dizzying array of treatment options. 

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Our Cranial Services Expert Results In Brain Surgery

Virginia Neurosurgeons stands as a beacon of expertise in brain surgery, offering unparalleled care for a spectrum of neurological conditions. Our team of experienced surgeons uses a wealth of experience in advanced techniques in performing intricate procedures after extensive, evidence-based diagnostics. Commitment to excellence and compassionate care ensures patients receive the highest quality treatment for conditions affecting the brain, empowering them to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

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Providing The Latest in Developments Advanced Technology

We pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of medical advancements and innovations in neurosurgery. Our practice continuously integrates cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art equipment into our patient care protocols. From intra-operative neuronavigation to robotic spine surgery, we utilize the most advanced tools and methods available. By embracing emerging technologies and staying abreast of the latest research, we remain dedicated to delivering the best neurosurgical care possible. Patients should have access to the most effective and advanced treatments.

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