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Miraculous Recovery  Lasting Impact
John was told by Dr. Scott Leary that his chance for even the slightest recovery was less than 1%. He was destined for a lifetime in a wheelchair. What happened next was nothing short of a miracle. You can purchase this book written by John Miksa & Scott P. Leary M.D. at Amazon.
The Next Generation of Neurosurgery
San Diego Neurosurgeon, Scott P. Leary, is internationally recognized for his contributions to the neurosurgical field. Practice includes the treatment of degenerative spinal disorders, complex spinal deformity, and tumors of the spinal axis. Also specialize in the treatment of conditions using minimal access techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine including the use of endoscopic techniques, thoracoscopic techniques, and percutaneous techniques.
Revolutionary Procedures Through Computer Tomography
CT Guided Stereotaxy in Neurosurgery, is a concept of advancing a probe to an unseen target allowing the removal of the diseased tissue with the preservation of the healthy tissue. The advantages of CT-guided sterotaxy over the free-hand biopsy are that there is less manipulation of the brain and resultant trauma from multiple needle punctures, and it can be performed under local anaesthesia.

Second Opinion

Surgery may be the next step in treating your spine. As spine surgery is quite complicated, a second opinion from one of the leading spine experts may reassure that you have considered all treatment options.


Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new drugs or treatments. Clinical trials are essential for improving survival, quality of life, and higher standards of care.


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Patient Testimonials

Various patients have shared their medical experiences highlighting the care they have received from Dr. Leary.



Neurosurgery Changes Lives

Dr. Scott P. Leary - Neurosurgeon in San Diego

Surgery may relieve unrelenting pain from whiplash, other neck pain, and headaches.

It may mean restoring your lower back so you can lift your kids again, or simply return to work.

Repairing the structures surrounding the nerves that let us experience the world properly is our most important medical service goal. Back and neck pain can have many different causes. The pain can be acute, which generally accompanies an injury or illness, or chronic, which is a persistent pain that continues after the physiological cause for it no longer exists.

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Conservative care is always the preferred treatment method of pain, however conservative care may not be enough to treat the pain, especially when impending or irreversible damage to the spinal cord or nerves is present. After careful evaluation of the patient, Dr. Leary will present all treatment options available to treat the patient's specific diagnosis.

Often times pain can be markedly reduced by carefully following a specific course of treatments including physical therapy, weight loss, stretching or yoga. Other less invasive treatments may include corticoid steroid injections. Stress, both physical and psychological can also play a role in causing pain. These factors are also addressed and taken in to consideration when Dr. Leary is developing a specific treatment plan for his patients.



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