Neurosurgeon in Charleston, South Carolina (SC)
Jason M. Highsmith MD
- Charleston Brain and Spine9313 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 305Charleston, South Carolina, 29406 - United StatesPhone: 843-553-7615Fax: 843-553-1008
About Our Practice
Doctor Jason M. Highsmith's neurosurgery practice treats all condition in that field. From brain tumors to pinched nerves, Dr. Highsmith specializes in complex and minimally-invasive spine surgery.
First pursing non-surgical treatment, Dr. Highsmith provides non-invasive care as well. Partially invasive options-- like facet blocks, injections,and physical therapy-- are then brought into play. Only as a last resort will surgery be carried out. Using a binocular microscope, instead of endoscopy surgery procedures, Dr. Highsmith gets far greater resolution and depth perception during minimally-invasive procedures.
Dr. Highsmith completed his pre-medical training at Cornell University before attending the Medical College of Virginia for medical school and residency. As a resident, he started the first spinal cord injury lab in the history of MCV. His research there included an award-winning project on the use of artificial blood products to treat spinal cord injury. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Biology there, teaching anatomy to nursing students.
Dr. Highsmith went on to join the faculty at Emory University where he completed a complex spine fellowship. He is currently working on the development of new instrumentation to treat spinal pathologies. His research interests include dynamic stabilization, complex spine, radiosurgery, and trauma.
A member of the Spine Arthroplasty Society, he currently serves as an investigator of the Globus Medical Secure-C artificial disc for the FDA and has served as a Principle Investigator for the Medtronic Prestige-ST cervical disc.
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- Board Certified
- Fellowship Trained
- Degenerative Spine
- Spinal Deformity
- Tumor / Infection
- AANS-CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons
- North American Spine Society