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Neurosurgery Services

Compassionate Care, Superior Results
Neurosurgery Services at Baptist Hospital


When the health of your spine, brain or nervous system is compromised and surgery is required, you need expert medical care. Your surgeon’s skills and the quality of your post-surgical care can influenceyour long-term health. The mission of Neurosurgery Services is restoring patients to optimum health and function.


Our neurosurgeons have a multidisciplinary philosophy that provides patients with an integrated approach to treatment. The Neurosurgery team treats a high volume of patients each year with some of the lowest complication rates in the region. Our surgeons are supported by neuroscience certified nurses and advanced technology.


The Neurosurgery Team

Gonzales-Arias(Resource).jpgDr. Vitaly Siomin leads our Brain Tumor Program as medical director. Combining his expertise in brain and skull- based tumors, with our multi-modality imaging technologies and oncology and neuro anesthesia expertise allows our Institute to offer patients sophisticated treatments. Dr. Siomin also is fellowship trained in pediatric neurosurgery.

Dr. Justin Sporrer specializes in general neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery and deep brain stimulation for movement disorders. During his residency, he received the Charles “Chuck” Shank Award in Neurosurgical Excellence and the Resident Teacher Award. He also served as chief resident. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has lectured and presented research findings at medical meetings and published in medical journals.

Dr. Jobyna Whiting specializes in endovascular neurosurgery, complex spine surgery and general neurosurgery. During her residency, she received numerous honors, including the Charles "Chuck" Shank Award in Neurosurgical Excellence and the Sherry Apple Resident Travel Award for an outstanding resident abstract at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons' annual meeting. Dr. Whiting previously was an assistant professor of clinical neurosurgery at Columbia University.

All of our neurosurgeons have academic affiliations with Florida International University and participate in medical student education.


First-class Facilities

  • 3 Operating Suites Designed for Neurosurgical Patients
  • 36-bed Inpatient Neuroscience Unit
  • 12-bed Progressive Care Unit
  • 8-bed NeuroCritical Care Unit
  • Specially-trained Neuroscience Support Staff
  • Fluorescein Equipped Microscopes for Optimal Surgical Visualization—Our Neurovascular Surgeons Pioneered Use of these Intra-operative Capabilities for Correcting Aneurysms and Vascular Brain Malformations
  • O-arm Surgical Imaging System Increases Accuracy and Safety During Complex Spinal Surgeries
  • Neuro-Navigational System Integrates CT and MRI Images for a Precise, Less Invasive Approach to Complicated Brain and Spinal Procedures
  • Intra-Operative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Preserves Vital Brain and Spine Functions—We have the Region’s Largest Number of Certified Intra-operative Technicians
  • Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery—a Non-surgical Approach to Destroy Cancerous and Non-cancerous Brain Tumors and to Treat Vascular Brain Malformations and Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery to Treat Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Cyber knife Radiosurgery Uses 3-D Cyberknife Robotic Technology on Brain and Spine Tumors to Pinpoint Treatment and Minimize Damage to Healthy Tissue

Conditions Treated
Our specialists treat all types of neurosurgical conditions. Some of these include:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Arterio venous Malformations
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Head Injury
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Skull and Spine Fractures
  • Herniated Disc: Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disease

Pediatric Neurosurgery
In addition to the wide range of neurological conditions that Miami Neuroscience Institute treats surgically and non-surgically in adults, a variety of pediatric conditions are treated using complex endoscopic procedures. A multidisciplinary approach is taken by coordinating with pediatric neurology and oncology services to treat children. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the Institute can treat our youngest patients with the following conditions:

  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Head and spine trauma
  • Myelomeningocele and other congenital spinal anomalies
  • Inflammatory/infectious processes of the brain and spine
  • Vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Chiari malformations
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Moyamoya disease

For more information about Baptist Hospital Neurosurgery Services, please call 305-271-6159.​​​​​​​​​