Building 2, Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
If you develop new or quickly worsening neurologic symptoms please contact our office. If you cannot reach our office please present to an emergency room for evaluation.
We thank you for your understanding as we respond to these unusual circumstances.
Max Merkow M.D. and Matt Piazza M.D.
Dr. Merkow addresses the philosophy behind modern spine procedures that are commonly classified as “minimally invasive.” The tenets of these surgeries include minimizing tissue injury, utilizing neuronavigation (computer/imaging guidance), and maintaining normal spine motion. Examples include tubular retractor systems, artificial disc replacement, and lateral approaches to the spine. These surgeries shorten traditional recovery times. Dr. Merkow believes, when used appropriately, minimally invasive spine surgery improves clinical outcomes by decreasing pain, increasing strength, and raising one’s overall quality of life. East Bay Brain & Spine surgeons couple the latest in surgical technology with sound clinical judgment to better the lives of their patients.
Dr. Merkow was featured today in a KRON4 news story about deep brain stimulation in the East Bay. He explains that this procedure can improve the lives of many patients with Parkinson’s Disease and essential tremor. Vicki Goodwin graciously discusses her experience undergoing the procedure.
Dr. Merkow was featured in the “Neurosciences 2018 Spotlight” of the John Muir Health newsletter. He discusses several areas of his practice including less invasive spine procedures, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease and essential tremor, and laser thermal ablation for brain tumor treatment.
Read the newsletter excerpt.
Drs. Max Merkow and Steve Schadendorf presenting the pros and cons of treating Parkinson’s Disease with deep brain stimulation.
Please join us to learn more:
6pm on March 21, 2018
Neurology Medical Group of Diablo Valley
400 Taylor Boulevard , Suite 301
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
Phone: 925-602-7060 / Fax: 925-602-7070
In the November Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine issue, our neurosurgery colleagues publish a meta-analysis describing data that support internal fixation rather than fusion for common types of spinal fractures (lumbar burst fractures). This provides evidence for a less invasive means of treating spine fractures and maintaining good long-term outcomes. Read the abstract here.