Neurosurgeon in Boulder, Colorado (CO)

E. Lee Nelson MD



  • Boulder Neurosurgical Associates
    4743 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 202
    Boulder, Colorado, 80304 - United States
    Phone: (303) 938-5700

About Our Practice

Providing excellence in neurosurgical care

Setting the standard
The mission of Boulder Neurosurgical Associates (BNA) surgeons and affiliated practitioners is not just to be at the forefront of neurosurgical and orthopedic spine care. It is our goal to push the field to new limits through the development and application of new techniques and instrumentation.
BNA surgeons have published dozens of peer-reviewed articles with first descriptions of state-of-the art minimally invasive techniques. We hold several patents on new, innovative instrumentation for spinal surgery, allowing surgeons to treat patients through smaller incisions w/ less recovery.
After an initial evaluation, our surgeons make every attempt to treat all patient problems conservatively without surgical intervention. Those that do undergo surgery are treated with the most advanced, least intrusive techniques. All clinical information regarding surgical outcomes is entered into prospective databases that can be later analyzed in order to further refine our techniques.

Excellence is in our capabilities
The core principle at Boulder Neurosurgical Associates is to always be responsible in our approach. Continuously innovating our capabilities makes this possible. State-of-the-art technologies help us reduce the risk and impact to patients for even the most challenging surgical cases.
This quest to be a center of excellence has helped keep us on the leading edge of our field. We are the first practice in the region performing lumbar fusion as a minimally invasive procedure. We are the first in Colorado and among the several in the world using the state-of-the-art CyberKnife radiosurgery system. We are the first in the state using intraoperative MRI and O-ARM image guidance to guide cranial and spinal procedures with the true precision of real-time feedback during surgery.

Excellence is in our results
We think that results are what matter most to our patients. At Boulder Neurosurgical Associates we strongly believe in scientific research and proven outcomes. BNA surgeons are committed to improving treatment protocols, which leads to better clinical outcomes.
In addition to providing consistent, top-quality patient outcomes “improved clinical results” means reducing risks, minimizing pain, speeding recovery and avoiding unnecessary surgeries.
While neurosurgeons are medicine’s most trained spine and brain specialists, we have found that a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach further improves clinical outcomes. We work closely with affiliated specialists to provide to our patients faster, move effective relief and often other conservative treatment options instead of surgery.
Boulder Neurosurgical Associates is offering some of the region’s best results for spine and brain disorders and we do it by tailoring our care with the heartfelt compassion and dedication to each patient’s unique circumstances.

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Board Certified
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Trauma
  • Tumor / Infection
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • Boulder Community Hospital
  • Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
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