Dr. Charles Wood, MD

Dr. Charles Wood, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Charles Wood, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Minot, ND and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read his story

20 Burdick Expy W Ste 401

Minot, ND 58701

Contact Information

(701) 857-5877

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  • American General
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 85% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 75% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 75% of peers

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Dr. Wood's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wood "Charles O. Wood, MD, is a board certified neurosurgeon with extensive experience providing surgical care to people with brain and spinal disorders due to disease or trauma. A graduate of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Dr. Wood completed his internship and Neurosurgery residency at Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, where he also did a year-long fellowship in Clinical Neurotrauma. He founded North Georgia Neurosurgical Associates in 1985 and spent the next two decades serving patients at Gwinnett Medical Center and other area hospitals. During his tenure there he co-developed the hospital's Neuroscience Center and began a longstanding interest in adopting innovative approaches to neurological surgery, including minimally invasive and image-guided brain and spine surgery. In 2008 he was appointed Director of Neurosciences at Greenview Regional Hospital in Kentucky, where he also served as co-director of the Greenview Stroke Center. For the past three years he has practiced in Grand Forks and Glasgow, Kentucky. He's a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons."
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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Wood does not have any board certifications listed.

62  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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22  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Charles Wood, MD
Dr. Wood worked miracles for me in 2015 with my back surgeries He took me from being unable to walk because of pain and leg weakness to up and back to a near normal life!! He and his staff at TJ Samson in Glasgow, Ky were Extremely kind and I could not have asked for a better team. Dr. Wood...Read More
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Lisa Seng in Baileyton, al – Oct 24, 2017
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When he arrived in the office to start what was suppose to be a referral from the neurologist, he answered a personal phone call on his cell. It appeared that he did not do any PRE-examination of the records and tests that constituted the referral. He stated that the referring doctor's nurse...Read More
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Minot, ND – Aug 03, 2017
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He was extremely rude to me and my family and i was supposed to have a mircrodicectomy and when i woke up i had a 12 inch cut not a 1 inch like i was told and he never did explain exactly what he did .after the surgery i was in so much pain and couldn't even walk and was throwing up couldn't even...Read More
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Thomas in Bowling green ky – Dec 10, 2016
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