Dr. Adam Brown, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 60

Dr. Brown
Accepting new patients

Port City Neurosurgery & Spine

2800 Ashton Dr Ste 200 Wilmington, NC 28412

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(910) 799-2262

Dr. Adam Brown, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Brown has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities J Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brown to book an appointment.

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Dr. Brown is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wilmington, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Brown

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Brown treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Brown treats other conditions, please contact the office at (910) 799-2262.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Brown is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Brown
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Spinal Fusion
Herniated Disc
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Spondylolisthesis
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Dr. Brown's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Brown accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
Delta Dental
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Dental Network of America
Dental Network of America DPPO
MetLife
MetLife PDP

Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brown

3.5

Based on 33 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
9.090909090909092%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.0606060606060606%
(2)
1 Star
30.303030303030305%
(10)
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I had cervical surgery about a year ago. Have been in pain ever since. Post op care and see his medical staff were awful. They lack compassion and no bedside manner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Wilmington – Dec 21, 2021
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Excellent surgeon. I have had 3 surgeries over 20 years. Would not go to anyone else for neurosurgery.
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Mar 11, 2019
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I had a cervical disectomy and fusion. Dr brown explained the procedure so that I understood what would be done and what to expect. The staff were wonderful. My results were very good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 30, 2019
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Dr. Brown and Chris Steyskal provided excellent medical care and support during my recent lumbar microdiscectomy. They answered all my questions thoroughly and provided timely responses pre and post surgery. After 9 months of not being able to walk - I have my life back. Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Hampstead, NC – Sep 06, 2018
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I had chairi malformation surgery done by Dr.Brown. I had never heard of this until my regular doctor sent me for an MRI It was not migraines. It was a very serious problem that turned my world upside down knowing I had two young children, my heart sink. Just a few days later I was sitting in Dr. Browns office needing brain surgery. He was wonderful. He took time to explain what was happening in my head. As tears fell he was very compassion and caring. I would recommend him 100 times over.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kenansville NC – Jun 01, 2018
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Today I had an appointment to see Dr. Brown. After waiting over an hour I went to the front desk and was told that I would be called in shortly. To make a long story short, after getting into an examination room I continued to wait. Having been in the office for over an hour and a half I left. When I confronted the front to tell them they should have let patients know about the delay so they could reschedule they blamed the drs.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Wilmington NC – Mar 21, 2018
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I recently had back surgery done by Dr. Brown. I had been suffering from back pain for years. From our first consultation through surgery and post op I found him to be very clear in his diagnosis , plan and recovery strategy.. He was very professional and had great bedside manners. I consider him an excellent neurosurgeon. I told him I hadn't felt this good in 40 years, and I meant it. I would recommend him to anyone.. Thank you Dr. Brown.. Dan Shipko from Swansboro ,NC..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Dan Shipko in Swansboro NC. – Jun 07, 2017
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Dr. Brown did several neck surgeries and later a lower back surgery for my Mom. She thinks he is the best around. She was able to golf and ski again. I wouldn't think of going to anyone else!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Lynn D. in Wilmington, NC – May 25, 2017
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I have degenerative disc disease. Twelve years ago I was all but bed ridden at 34 years old. I thank God every day that I found Dr. Brown. I had a spinal fusion on my lower spine L4-L5 and got my life back. A couple of years ago my disc had degenerated in my cervical spine area. Dr. Brown did my second spinal fusion. When I went into surgery I was literally in screaming pain. After surgery and still 2 years later no meds and no pain. Dr. Brown is the BEST NEUROSURGEON on the East Coast!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
21 people found this helpful
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Kenansville, NC – Jun 08, 2016
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Staff is very rude! They were trying to charge me money, even though I have Medicaid and Medicare, just because my injuries were caused by a motor vehicle accident. Then they wanted to charge me a dollar a page to retrieve my records to move on to a different neurosurgeon! Avoid this office like the plague. I should have paid attention to these horrible reviews first!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
10 people found this helpful
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Jeff M in Wilmington, NC – May 28, 2016
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I had a spinal cord stimulator placed. He forced the lead into my epidural space that was way to large for my space. This caused extreme pain down my right leg. The hospital had me on the strongest pain meds available and that still wasn't enough to touch the pain. He wanted me to wait until the next day to remove the stimulator. If it weren't for my sister and mother, to whom he was rude, he would have left me suffering. This was supposed to be outpatient surgery. 3 days later I was discharged.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
23 people found this helpful
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Connie Viola in Southport, NC – Jan 28, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Brown is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS),...Read more

Biography

Dr. Brown was born in Toronto Canada. However, his family moved to Miami Beach when he was 12 years old. He attended University and Medical school in Boston...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Barrow Neurol Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Washington U - Barnes Hosp
Residency Hospital
1988
U Nc Hosps
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Adam Brown, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Brown frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Brown specializes.

Where is Dr. Adam Brown, MD's office located?

Dr. Brown's office is located at 2800 Ashton Dr Ste 200, Wilmington, NC 28412. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Port City Neurosurgery & Spine

Port City Neurosurgery & Spine2800 Ashton Dr Ste 200 Wilmington, NC 28412
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Brown is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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J Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital

Southport, NC

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Wilmington, NC

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)