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Neurosurgery

The highly skilled neurosurgery team at St. Luke’s provides expertise in evaluating and treating people with neurological conditions, such as arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebral and spine aneurysms, Chiari malformation, stroke, and trigeminal neuralgia. Our expertise in cranial and spinal surgery, as well as deep brain stimulation, allows you to stay close to home for these complex procedures.

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  • Neurosurgery

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  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Edward Duckworth, MD, MS, FAANS is an intracranial-focused neurosurgeon, specializing in the treatment of complex cranial and select spinal disorders. He has expertise in treating many conditions, including Moyamoya disease, brain tumors, Chiari’s malformity, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, and trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain). He is the director of St. Luke's cranial surgery program.

    Dr. Duckworth completed fellowship training in cerebrovascular and cranial base surgery at Northwestern University and in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. While working at the Baylor College of Medicine, he held the rank of associate professor and served as the director of cerebrovascular and cranial base neurosurgery.

    Dr. Duckworth is a member of the American Association for Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and given more than 30 oral presentations on neurosurgery.

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Neurosurgery
    • Cerebrovascular neurosurgery
    • Endovascular neurosurgery
    • Endovascular surgical neuroradiology
    • Neurological skull base surgery

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  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    R. Tyler Frizzell, MD earned his bachelor's degree from Duke University, and his doctorate in molecular physiology and biophysics from Vanderbilt University School. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He served his fellowship in neurology at the Queen's Square Institute of Neurology in London. Dr. Frizzell served as assistant professor of Neurological Surgery at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

    He has worked with the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery in Kathmandu, Nepal. As the president of Healthcare International Training and Assistance (HITA) he has performed neurological surgery and trained neurosurgeons in Concepcion, Chile.

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Spine surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Laminectomy
    • Cervical and lumbar fusion
    • Corpectomy


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  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Michael Hajjar, MD specializes in reconstructive spine surgery, degenerative spinal conditions, treatment of spinal tumors, cerebrovascular disorders, brain tumors, peripheral nerve surgery, and spine and cranial trauma.

    Dr. Hajjar completed his bachelor's degree at Boston University.


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  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Gregory S. Harrison, MD, FAANS specializes in complex spine surgery, brain tumor surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and general neurosurgery. Before moving to Boise, he practiced in both the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and Pocatello, ID.

    Dr. Harrison earned his bachelor's degree at Yale University and completed his medical degree at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. After his neurosurgery residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dr. Harrison performed his fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia, with a focus on brain tumors and skull base surgery.

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Brain surgery
    • Spine surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Laminectomy
    • Cervical and lumbar fusion
    • Corpectomy

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  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Timothy Johans, MD areas of expertise include cervical and lumbar spine surgeries, movement disorders, peripheral nerve disorders, brain tumors, and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor.

    Dr. Johans is a member of the American Association of Neurosurgeons, Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons, American Pain Society, and International Association for the Study of Pain. He earned bachelor's degrees in biology and chemistry from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed his internship at the University of Kansas-Kansas City School of Medicine. He performed his general surgery and neurosurgery residencies and his neurosurgery fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University.

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  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Brain surgery – adult and pediatric
    • Spine surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Laminectomy
    • Cervical and lumbar fusion
    • Corpectomy

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  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Kenneth M. Little, MD, FAANS is the director of St. Luke's Clinic – Northwest Neurosurgery Associates and the regional director of spine surgery at St. Luke's Boise. His areas of expertise include complex spinal surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, brain tumor surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, reconstructive spine surgery, and general neurosurgery. He also specializes in treatment of spinal tumors, cerebrovascular disorders, and degenerative spinal conditions. 

    Dr. Little earned his bachelor's degree in neuroscience from the University of California at Los Angeles where he received the Athletic and Academic Achievement Award. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University where he received the Neurobiology Research Award for his work in neuroplasticity. While completing his neurosurgery training at Duke University, Dr. Little pursued a wide variety of clinical and academic interests. He authored several research papers and book chapters and received the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Resident Award for his basic science work in epilepsy.

    Dr. Little also leads quality initiatives at St. Luke’s Health System across the continuum of care including a multidisciplinary outpatient spine clinic. Dr. Little is a member of St. Luke’s Research Advisory Committee and has a particular interest in comparative effectiveness research and novel analytics through mathematical modeling. 

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES  

    • Brain surgery
    • Spine surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Laminectomy
    • Cervical and lumbar fusion
    • Corpectomy

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    Accepting new patients
  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Richard Lochhead, MD performs complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery, as well as cranial and skull-based neurosurgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and Neurosurgical Review.

    Dr. Lochhead earned his bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Brigham Young University. He performed his internship in general surgery at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix and his fellowship in skull base surgery at the International Neuroscience Institute in Hannover, Germany. He completed his residency in neurological surgery and fellowship in complex spinal surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute/St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix.

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  • Neurosurgery

    Biography

    Thomas Manning, MD, PhD specializes in spine surgery. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and a member of both the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

    Dr. Manning earned his bachelor's degree at the United States Naval Academy.

    Learn more about Dr. Manning at idahospinesurgeon.com.

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  • Neurosurgery

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  • Neurosurgery

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Procedures & Treatments

  • When conservative treatment isn’t helping, surgery may be an option for resolving your back or spine problems.

Classes & Events

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  • Spine Pre-Operative Class: Meridian

    Health Management Classes
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    Everything you need to know about your upcoming spine surgery and recovery.

  • Spine Pre-Operative Class: Boise

    Health Management Classes
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    Everything you need to know about your upcoming spine surgery and recovery.