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Dr. Matthew Lawson, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male

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Dr. Lawson

Tallahassee Neurological Clinic

1401 Centerville Rd Ste 300 Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Dr. Matthew Lawson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tallahassee, FL and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.

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Dr. Lawson accepts the following insurance:

Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
Capital Healthplan
Capital Health Plan Tallahassee Area HMO-High
Community Health Choice
Health Net
INTotal Health
Midwest Health Plan
Molina Healthcare
Peach State Health Plan
Staywell (Wellcare)
TriCare for Life
Navigate HMO
Wellcare of Georgia

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lawson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawson treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lawson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Cerebrovascular Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawson treats Cerebrovascular Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lawson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawson treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lawson treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lawson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Stroke
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Acute Stroke Management
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Angiography
  • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Bilateral Stroke
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm Embolization
  • Brain Aneurysm Repair
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Strokes
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arterial Stenosis
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Intraventricular Hemorrhage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neuroradiologic Diagnosis of Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Novalis® Radiosurgery
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Shock
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures

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What People Say About Dr. Matthew Lawson, MD
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On July 29, 2013 my 69 yo mother had a ruptured subarachnoid aneurysm. She was life flighted from BMC in PC to TMH. Dr. Lawson was her attending physician. He was a young doctor and did not have my graces to do the brain surgery on my mother because of his age. I am SO BLESSED that he got through to me and saved my mothers life! It's been 5 years now and mom still gets around better than most women her age. He's a very talented young man! I would trust him with my life!
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I got lost in the TMH complex and arrived 10 min. late for a first apt. to discuss surgical needs. It was agonizing to wait for this appointment. To be told I couldn't see him because he had no tolerance for my getting lost and being late makes me very leary of returning to see a Dr who has no concern or caring for a patient who can get confused by pain, may move slower than others, and can get confused in a hospital as complex as TMH. I admit it would make it too difficult to trust this Surgeon
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Dr. Matthew Lawson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tallahassee, FL and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.


  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


University Of Florida, Department Of Neurosurgery-Endovascular Neurosurgery
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Florida, Department Of Neurosurgery
Residency Hospital
University Of Florida, Department Of Surgery
Internship Hospital
University Of Florida
Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School


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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average