Dr. Stephen Pirris, MD

Dr. Stephen Pirris, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Stephen Pirris, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

4205 Belfort Rd Ste 1100

Jacksonville, FL 32216

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Dr. Pirris' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pirris " Stephen M. Pirris, MD, is a neurosurgeon at the St. Vincent's Spine and Brain Institute in Jacksonville, FL. He was a consultant in Neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Florida from 2009-2015 and an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He was the director of the Mayo Clinic Florida spine surgery fellowship from 2013-2015. He received a BS degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MD degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, followed by Neurosurgical residency training at the University of Pittsburgh. During residency, he was awarded the North American Spine Society Clinical Travelling Fellowship in 2007. Dr. Pirris' major clinical interests are complex spinal surgery, spinal deformity surgery and image guidance in spine surgery. Dr. Pirris has published over 30 original peer-reviewed articles and has presented more than 50 abstracts, posters and lectures. He serves as the President of the Florida Neurosurgery Society, on the Executive Committee of the Southern Neurosurgical Society, Robotics and Navigation committee for the North American Spine Society, as well as previously directing the "Young Guns" training portion of the Annual Pittsburgh Spine Summit. Dr. Pirris is a member of the prestigious Neurosurgical Society of America, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, as well as the Congress of Neurological Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurologic Surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pirris "Matching the correct patient to the proper treatment plan.  Spine surgery involves many variables and each patient has a unique presentation.  The goal is to find the least disruptive way to achieve symptom relief for each individual patient."

4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Pittsburgh Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Pittsburgh Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pirris has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Stephen Pirris, MD
I have no issues with Dr Pirris at all. he is the best. I do however have an issue with their office policy. I have had two major back surgeries within a one year period with Dr. Pirris. These were both in depth surgeries. I am now due to have my one year checkup and since then my cobra insurance...Read More
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Pam – Aug 28, 2018
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Dr. Pirris is very professional and conscience. I am very comfortable with him and am very satisfied not only with him but his entire office staff. They treat patients with kindness and caring. Questions answered quickly with what you can understand.
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Sondra Weseman in Jacksonville, FL – May 28, 2018
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Dr. Pirris is phenomenal! I had a MRI that showed a disc in my neck that had protruded thru my spinal fluid and was jammed up against my spinal cord. I was in serious pain and a risk of being paralyzed. On 3/6/18 he performed an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion at the C 3-4 level. I woke up...Read More
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Mike Gunter in Jacksonville, Fl – Apr 24, 2018
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Dr. Stephen Pirris, neurosurgeon at St. Vincents Brain and Spine Institute, has performed 4 surgeries on me, including a neck fusion and 2 back fusions. He always takes the time needed to explain all options and never leaves you feeling hurried in an appointment. When performing surgery, Dr....Read More
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Tom Rae in Daytona Beach, Florida – Apr 24, 2018
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Dr Pirris did my neck (C6-C7) fusion in July of 2017. He did a fantastic job. I had no pain after surgery and felt great. when it was time to start therapy everything went good and I do my exercises daily. I am pain free after 9 months and loving life again, at 66 years old. I would recommend him...Read More
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George F Boehm in Fernandina Beach – Apr 02, 2018
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