Dr. Swaid Swaid, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

SWAID SWAID N MD 700 Montgomery Hwy Ste 194 Vestavia, AL 35216 Get Directions
Dr. Swaid Swaid, MD

Dr. Swaid Swaid, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Vestavia, AL. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Swaid is affiliated with Brookwood Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (13)
in Birmingham, AL |
Just completed my second cervical spine surgery with Dr. Swaid. My first was 16 years ago. Excellent, positive experience with great outcomes. Incredible supportive staff.
Florence, AL |
A wonderful, caring doctor who is not eager to immediately perform surgery unless you try alternatives to the problem, if available. I had back surgery 7 years ago, and neck surgery 6 years ago. My problems were resolved as best as they could be. Dr. Swaid was realistic in explaining expectations and possible outcome(s). He's a straight talker, and to some, he might appear gruff; he's actually not that way after you get to know him. I am seeing him again this year for additional back issues.
Albertville, AL |
He does not promise you will be better but he said something like if you want to get back to doing the activities you were doing. I really think he said that to lure me into surgery which made me much worse. My quality of life went down significantly and when I went back, he acted like he did not care. It has been 3 years so I have given it significant time to heal. I would not recommend him to anyone.
in Clanton, AL |
I had a Lumbar Spine surgery in 2013 in which Dr. Staid performed. I had to have 2 disc lamenectomies and 2 disc fusions at level L4-L5 and L5-S1. I was out of work for 8 weeks but was pain free after 1 week post-op. I HIGHLY recommend him to everyone.
in Adamsville, AL |
dr.swaid and his staff are very professional and answered all of my questions .my sugery went well and after the sugery the statt at brookwood took very good care of me.
in Huntsville, AL |
I had been in pain for years and finally came to see Dr Swaid after a relative shared with me how much better they were doing following their neck surgery. It was the best decision I've made in years. I feel like I'm 20 years younger.
in Birmingham, AL |
He was ready to perform surgery then admitted it wouldn't resolve the problem. Seemed to be offended when questions were asked. He said the nurse should have answered our questions about the surgery. He doesn't like to answer questions. He seems to be the type of Doctor that wants you to do whatever he tells you without questions. When I said we are told to be proactive about our health, his response was that's highly over rated.
in Birmingham, AL |
Excellent Bedside manners. Genuinely concerned with every person he sees.
in Lake Martin, AL |
Very good. Less than 4 weeks after surgery I have no pain when walking. However the brace is on for 4 more weeks. But that I ok.
Birmingham, AL |
Dr. Swaid was extremely knowledgeably and professional. He was able to determine what needed to be done in a timely fashion.
in Birmingham, AL |
When I had a questionable MRI, I called Dr. Swaid for advice. He immediately reviewed the MRI and called me personally to tell me to get to his office. He literally met me at the front door and walked me through what would have otherwise been a scary process. He was great. I would highly Dr. Swaid.
in Birmingham, AL |
I have had two surgeries with Dr.. Swaid, neck and back. Both times have been very successful..I highly recommend him and have done so with several people. They have used him and feel the same way.
in Birmingham, AL |
There is no better doctor in the world!
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  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University Of Alabama School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Univ Of California San Diego Medical Center

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Alabama Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Undergraduate School
    Harding University

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial