When you need a Neurosurgeon, making the right choice is a critical decision

Qualities to consider include advanced training, technical skills, and a compassionate understanding of patient needs

The complex human brain and spine challenge us to explore innovative technology and surgical techniques to relieve pain and fight disease with hope to extend life. A comprehensive range of integrative, patient-centered neurosurgical care blended with compassion makes Jacksonville Brain and Spine the medical practice of choice for neurosurgery. Under the leadership of Michael Petr, MD, PhD, our practice is a beacon of hope to those in need of neurosurgical intervention to treat disease and relieve pain of the brain and spine.

From brain tumors to spinal disease, we are dedicated to offering the most advanced and comprehensive diagnostics and treatment plans for moderate-to-severe care head, neck and back pain. Care is delivered with the compassion you deserve.

"Dr. Petr does what’s in the best interest of the patient. He makes sure you understand what is going on. I would recommend him to anyone asking for a neurosurgeon."

J.G., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (HealthGrades)
"Dr. Petr is not only an amazing doctor but also a people person. In my opinion being a caring doctor who actually cares about his patients makes him simply the best. He took the time to listen to me, which is rare. He explained my surgery clearly and in words I actually understood."

M., St. Augustine (HealthGrades)
"Dr. Petr is thorough, competent, well educated in his specialty, friendly, and very easy to talk with. He put us at ease immediately and he understood our concern about brain surgery. We could not have even hoped for a better outcome than how the surgery went."

T.W. & C.W., Hilliard, FL (HealthGrades)
"I have already told a lot of my friends and family. Both my brother and best friend had lower back surgery. And still in pain .I gave them both DR Petr phone number. Plus if there were 10 stars I would mark all of them. Thank you DR Petr and all of the staff."

J.P.D., Jacksonville (HealthGrades)
“Neurosurgery is a lifelong calling for me. I believe in a conservative approach to treatment with a laser focus on each patient’s quality of life and specific needs for the moment – and in the future.”

Dr. Petr
"Dr. Petr is a wonderful physician & surgeon! He’s performed 2 surgeries on me & I trust him completely, confident I am in great hands, literally! He’s compassionate, kindhearted, explains everything thoroughly, also listens, & treats you & your situation as if you’re a member of his own family."

J., Jacksonville (HealthGrades)
“Dr. Petr is a wonderful physician & surgeon! He’s performed 2 surgeries on me & I trust him completely, confident I am in great hands, literally! He’s compassionate, kindhearted, explains everything thoroughly, also listens, & treats you & your situation as if you’re a member of his own family.”

J., Jacksonville (HealthGrades)
"Dr. Petr saved my life. He is the nicest person I have ever met. I wish all doctors could take lessons from him on how to treat patients. His skill is unsurpassed. Thank you again Dr. Petr."

F.J.R, Jacksonville Beach (HealthGrades)

Know the difference

It’s commonplace for patients to ask what is the difference between a neurosurgeon, a neurologist, and an orthopedic spine surgeon. Here you go:

  • Neurosurgeon – specializes in preventing, diagnosing and surgically treating disorders that affect the body’s nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Neurologist – studies and investigates neurodegenerative diseases and disease that can be treated medically
  • Orthopedic spine surgeon – specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions and diseases of the bones

 

 

 

Jacksonville Brain and Spine’s Michael Petr, MD, PhD, is among the top neurosurgeons in the region located in Jacksonville, Florida, proudly serving Jacksonville (Jax) and in Florida: Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Vilano Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Flagler Beach, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Orange Park, Macclenny, Baldwin, Lake City, Green Cove Springs, Middleburg, St. Johns, Nocatee, Keystone Heights, Palatka, Palm Coast, Nocatee and in Georgia: St. Simons, Sea Island, St. Marys, Brunswick, Waycross