Javier Garcia-Bengochea, MD
One of the first surgeons in the United States to perform minimally invasive spinal surgery, Dr. Garcia-Bengochea pioneered the first of these procedures in Florida. Dr. Garcia has devised techniques used worldwide in minimally invasive spinal surgery and has lectured internationally on this topic. A Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Garcia has served as President of the Florida Neurosurgical Society and is a Member of the Florida Neurosurgical Society Board of Directors. His areas of focus include:
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Spine Surgery (Fusion & Dynamic)
Spinal Reconstructive Procedures
Artificial Disk Implantation
Degenerative Spine Surgery
Back Pain Surgery
A Neurological Surgeon provides the operative and non-operative management (i.e. prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care and rehabilitation) of disorders of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes that modify the function or activity of the nervous system, including the hypophysis; and the operative and non-operative management of pain. A Neurological Surgeon encompasses the surgical, non-surgical, and stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system; disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, and skull base, and their blood supply, including the surgical and endovascular treatment of disorders of the intracranial and extracranial vasculature supplying the brain and spinal cord; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column, including those that may require treatment by fusion, instrumentation, or endovascular techniques; and disorders of the cranial, peripheral and spinal nerves throughout their distribution.
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Education & Training:
Bachelor of Arts
Duke University, Durham, NC
1977 - 1981
Doctor of Medicine
Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
1981 - 1985
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
1985 - 1986
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
1986 - 1992
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1988 - 1988
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Lyerly Neurosurgical Associates, P.A.
From the Doctor:
I have a conservative philosophy of care that centers on patient advocacy; I spend time talking and listening to my patients in order to understand their goals before discussing treatment options with them. My objective for my patients is to alleviate pain and return them to daily activities through the least invasive approach available.
I believe in using the most up-to-date technology available in order to improve patient outcomes. Through the use of improved technologies, surgery times are shortened, surgeries are more precise and the patient satisfaction is increased.
The minimally invasive technique allows for surgeries to be performed on an outpatient basis, so the patient is able to return to their daily activities much quicker than they would have with a traditional surgical approach.