Dedicated to the Scholarly Pursuit of Neurological Wellness.

Collaborative Patient Care.

State-of-the-Art Neurosurgical Care.

Exceptional and Highly Skilled Physicians.

Over 100 Years of Combined Experience.

The Longest-Established Private Neurosurgical Specialty Practice in Akron.

Devoted to Restoring and Maintaining our Patients’ Health, Well-Being and Quality of Life.

Welcome to Center for Neuro and Spine

Welcome to the Center for Neuro and Spine Inc. (CNS) website. You have made the right decision in trusting us with your care. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team of Neurosurgeons have performed more than 25,000 procedures; with an average of more than 1,000 procedures performed annually. We see more than 8,000 patients a year in our offices and hospitals and on average are treating more than 35 inpatients a day. We provide year-round 24 hours 7 days a week emergency services and phone answering availability. Our patients come from as far away as Youngstown, Coshocton, Wooster, Canton, Massillon, Ravenna, Medina and Hudson. To provide our patients with as much convenience as possible, we offer our services and have privileges at Akron General Medical Center, Barberton Citizens Hospital, Mercy Medical Center and Summa Health Akron City Hospital, and Wooster Community Hospital.


Our goal is first and foremost, your satisfaction with your care. We constantly strive to give you the best outcomes. We will do our best to listen to you, diagnose your condition promptly and explain your treatment options, whether surgical or nonsurgical. Our facility provides diagnostic services that include MRI, CT, X-Ray, EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies, Orthotics and Bone Stimulator Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic Treatment.


Our Neurosurgeons bring together a diverse and multi-disciplined depth of knowledge acquired from renowned medical programs from all over the world. Each has exceptional training in a wide range of surgical procedures with access to the highest quality of cutting edge technologies for brain and spine conditions. Additionally, our highly valued and close relationships with area Neurologists, Neuro-Oncologists, Neuropathologists, Neuroradiologists and Physiotherapists ensure excellent comprehensive care.


Our office staff will embrace the utmost respect, courtesy and customer service while helping to meet your needs. We will always communicate with your primary care doctor or referring physician to ensure continued care and follow-up. We very much value their position. Additionally, we are always available to provide you with a second opinion for your brain or spine condition after you’ve seen another neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon or after a previous treatment failure.


I hope you will find our website useful and easy to navigate as you learn about our team, conditions we treat, procedures we provide, your frequently asked questions (FAQ) along with how to always reach us. We would appreciate to hear from you. Please provide us with your concerns, accolades or any suggestions on how we may better meet your needs.


May you always stay healthy,


Georges Z. Markarian, MD
President and CEO, Center for Neuro and Spine


Conditions We Treat

  • Acoustic Neuroma (Bilateral/ Unilateral)
  • Acromegaly
  • Adenoma
  • Amyloid Angiopathy of the Brain- Bleeding, Surgery or Biopsy
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Aneurysms
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Arnold-Chiari I, II, III Malformations
  • Arterial Bypass
  • Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Astrocytoma
  • Atypical Facial Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Base of skull meningiomas
  • Benign Intracranial Hypertension
  • Blepharospasm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Stem Glioma
  • Brain Tumor Surgical Therapy
  • Brain Tumors
  • Breast Cancer Brain Tumor
  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome- Injury
  • Bulging Disc
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Central Cord Pain
  • Central Nervous System Toxoplasmosis/Biopsy
  • Cerebellar Astrocytomas
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Cerebral Contusion and Intracerebral Hematoma
  • Cerebral Infarct, Stroke, or Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy- spasticity
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Insufficiency
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Instability
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Pain
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Chiari I and II Malformation
  • Chondroma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Tumor- Adult
  • Clival Tumors
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Colon Cancer Brain Tumor
  • Concussion
  • Contusion
  • Convexity Meningioma
  • Cranial Gunshot Wounds
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cranioplasty
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Cysticercosis of nervous system
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Dermal Cyst
  • Disc Disease
  • Disc space infection or discitis
  • Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Dural Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidermoids
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Extracranial/Intracranial Bypass
  • Facial Neuralgia
  • Facial Spasms or Hemifacial Spasms
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Fibrillary Astrocytoma
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Foot Drop Injury
  • Gait disturbance or unsteadiness- surgical or NPH
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Generalized Seizurzes- Vagal Stimulator, resection Focus
  • Germ Cell Tumor
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
  • Gliomas
  • Glomus Jugulare Tumors
  • Gunshots to brain
  • Head and Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Head Injury
  • Headaches
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemorrhage (intracranial, subarachnoid, subdural, epidural)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Intracerebral or intracranial Hemorrhage (ICH)
  • Intraventricular Tumors
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytomas
  • Kidney Cancer Brain Tumor
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low-back astrocytoma
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Lumbar Instability
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spondylosis
  • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Lymphoma (Brain or spinal cord)
  • Malignant Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Median neuropathy
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma Brain Tumor
  • Meningioma
  • Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Mesial Temporal Sclerosis
  • Metastatic Brain Tumors
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Mid-back Pain
  • Mixed Glioma
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)- Spasticity
  • Muscle atrohpy, fasciculations, twitching, or spasms- Biopsies
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuro-AIDS- Brain Biopsy
  • Nerve Tumor
  • Neurofibroma- scalp, skull
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Olfactory Groove and Sphenoid Wing Meningiomas
  • Olfactory Neuroblastoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Optic Nerve Glioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Osteoma (Skull)
  • Ovarian Cancer Brain Tumor
  • Parasellar Tumors
  • Parastatic brain abscess
  • Parasthesias
  • Peroneal Nerve Injury
  • Pilocytic astrocytoma
  • Pinched nerve in spine
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Adenomas
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • PLIF/ Spinal Fusion
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Radial Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rathke's cleft cysts
  • Recurrent meningitis- CSF leak
  • Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Scalp Sebaceous cysts
  • Scalp tumors
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica
  • Secondary brain tumor
  • Seizure surgery
  • Skull Base Neurofibroma
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Skull defects- repair
  • Skull Fractures
  • Skull Tumors/ Lesions
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida- Adult
  • Spinal Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Spinal Compression Fractures
  • Spinal Cord AVM
  • Spinal Cord Disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal Cord Metastases
  • Spinal Cord Tumors- Extrinsic
  • Spinal Cord Tumors- Intrinsic
  • Spinal Disc Disease
  • Spinal Dislocations
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Inflammatory Disorders- Abscess- Osteolitis
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Meningiomas
  • Spinal Osteomyelitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine and Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylotic Myelopathy
  • Stiff Person Syndrome
  • Subarrachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Syringomyelia ("Syrinx")
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS)
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Thoracic Radiculopathy
  • Tic Douloureux
  • Toxoplasmosis of Central Nervous System/Biopsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia/ Facial Pain
  • Tuberculosis of central nervous system/Biopsy
  • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Unruptured Brain Aneurysm
  • Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas
  • Venous angioma
  • Venous malformation
  • Vestibular Schwannoma
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