Dr. Brian Miller, DO

Dr. Brian Miller, DO

Neurosurgery | Male | 42 years old

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Dr. Miller is a board certified Neurosurgeon, who is also fellowship trained in Orthopedic Complex and Reconstructive Spinal Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the only spine surgeon in Alaska with this unique combination of specialty training and experience. He works with area Pain Specialists, Physical Therapists, Primary Care and Chiropractors to coordinate care and referrals to ensure that you get the right care for your condition whether there is a surgical treatment or not. Dr. Miller and his team understand the complexity and difficulty in treating painful and debilitating disorders of the brain and spine. Whether your problem is simple or very complex, Dr. Miller will work with you to find the right solution.Read more

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Dr. Brian Miller lives and works out of Anchorage and stays physically active enjoying fishing, hunting, mountaineering, back-country and cross-country...Read more

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in Anchorage, AK |
Dr. Miller was both professional and knowledgeable. He performed an ACDF on my C5-C6-C7. Before, during, and after he has been very informative about everything. I have been treated with nothing but respect by both Dr. Miller, and his office staff (which awesome also!). I would recommend Dr. Miller to any and everyone, and I'm extremely happy to call him my doctor.
in Anchorage, AK |
Great bedside manner and an amazing surgeon! I couldn't move my arm before surgery and after my fusion I'm back at work after almost losing my job. Thank you Dr Miller!!
Eagle River, AK |
Dr Miller as a person is nice and he did a good job surgically. HOWEVER, his office manager/insurance manager, will LIE to you to your face about benefits and costs. She even helped us get a benefit level exception with our insurance company and then stuck us with a $19,828 bill!!!!!!!!! Having repeatedly asked her, Are we going to get some big bill from this given that we have the benefit level exception? EVERY time we were told, You should be fine. FINE? BEWARE!
Eagle River, AK |
Dr Miller as a person is nice and he did a good job surgically. HOWEVER, his office manager/insurance manager, will LIE to you to your face about benefits and costs. She even helped us get a benefit level exception with our insurance company and then stuck us with a $19,828 bill!!!!!!!!! Having repeatedly asked her, Are we going to get some big bill from this given that we have the benefit level exception? EVERY time we were told, You should be fine. FINE? BEWARE!
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Dr. Brian Miller lives and works out of Anchorage and stays physically active enjoying fishing, hunting, mountaineering, back-country and cross-country skiing as well as anything else that lets him enjoy this beautiful state year round. He is also active in the Crossfit community and is a Level 1 Crossfit trainer. 

He is originally from California and lived in the mountains of Southern California for years during his medical training. He completed his undergraduate degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention through the Keck school of Medicine at the University of Southern California, his Masters Degree (MS) in medical education and Medical Degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine-DO) at Western University in California.

Residency training in Neurological Surgery was completed at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in San Bernardino county in one of the busiest trauma centers in the state. This training also included area specialty rotations at Loma Linda University Hospital, Kasier Permanente, Riverside County Regional Medical Center, and Desert Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Miller then went on to complete additional training and completed a fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery at world class Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Here he received advanced training in scoliosis, minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) and revision surgery of the spine (correction of previous failed surgeries).

Spine and brain surgery is a highly difficult, constantly evolving and technology driven specialty and Dr. Miller continuously attends courses throughout the year to stay current with the latest technology and treatment advances.

These diverse and advanced training experiences allow Dr. Miller to provide you and your family with the best possible surgical care, balanced with the caring and compassion that you deserve. 

Dr. Miller's Care Philosophy

Dr. Miller is a board certified Neurosurgeon, who is also fellowship trained in Orthopedic Complex and Reconstructive Spinal Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the only spine surgeon in Alaska with this unique combination of specialty training and experience.

He works with area Pain Specialists, Physical Therapists, Primary Care and Chiropractors to coordinate care and referrals to ensure that you get the right care for your condition whether there is a surgical treatment or not. 

Dr. Miller and his team understand the complexity and difficulty in treating painful and debilitating disorders of the brain and spine. Whether your problem is simple or very complex, Dr. Miller will work with you to find the right solution.

Dr. Miller says...

We treat many more conditions than those listed below so please contact us if you have any questions.

  • Neuropathy from trapped nerves (i.e. carpel tunnel)
  • Radiculopathy from pinched nerves in the back and neck
  • Degenerative or traumatic causes for spinal instability
  • Debilitating back pain that can be treated with surgery
  • Correcting previous failed spine or brain surgeries
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Brain tumors, trauma or congenital surgical conditions
  • Infections of the brain and spine
  • Second opinion for brain or spine surgery

(Partial list of surgeries performed by Apex Neurosurgery)

  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Decompression of the spine and nerves (back and neck)
  • Fusion of the spine
  • Surgical treatment (debridement) of spine or brain infections
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement and evaluation
  • Resection of Brain or spine tumors
  • Gamma knife treatment (radiation therapy) for certain cancers of the brain
  • Management of traumatic brain injury
  • Scoliosis evaluation and treatment in adults.

Dr. Miller says...

Dr. Miller is a board certified Neurosurgeon, who is also fellowship trained in Orthopedic Complex and Reconstructive Spinal Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

He is the only spine surgeon in Alaska with this unique combination of specialty training and experience. Dr. Miller and his team understand the complexity and difficulty in treating painful and debilitating disorders of the brain and spine. 

Dr. Miller's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific

    Graduated in 2006

  • Internship Hospital
    Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Residency Hospital
    Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hosp Johns Hopkins University

    Completed in 2013

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Other Education
    Western University Of Health Sciences

    Completed in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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