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Javier Garcia-Bengochea, MD


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Javier Garcia-Bengochea, MD Office and Other Patient Information

Primary Office

Office 1: Lyerly Neurosurgery

800 Prudential Drive , Suite 1100
, Jacksonville, FL 32207


Javier Garcia-Bengochea, MD Biography and Info

Javier Garcia-Bengochea, MD, is a board-certified Neurological Surgeon who specializes in spinal surgery, in particular minimally invasive surgery of the spine. He is a graduate of Duke University and Tulane Medical School where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He did his internship in general surgery and residency in neurosurgery at Emory University as well as a fellowship in clinical neurology at The Massachusetts General Hospital. He began his neurosurgical career as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery on the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine. He was the attending neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital as well as the attending pediatric neurosurgeon at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. His areas of expertise include:

  • Spine Surgery (Fusion & Dynamic)
  • Spinal Reconstructive Procedures
  • Artificial Disk Implantation
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Degenerative Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Back Pain Surgery
  • Disk Herniation

About Me

Dr. Garcia-Bengochea was one of the first surgeons worldwide to perform minimally invasive spinal surgery. He was a founding surgeon of Spinal Concepts, Inc. (later Abbott Spine, now Zimmer Spine) and designed and pioneered some of the first methods and devices used in minimally invasive spinal surgery, including the first self-distracting posterior inter-body implant and early minimally invasive screw systems, which are still used in operating rooms around the world.

He has lectured nationally and internationally on minimally invasive spinal surgery and holds over 20 patents related to spinal surgery. He was the recipient of the 2009 North American Spine Society’s Innovation Award for “GLIF”, the first prone, transpsoas (PTP) minimally invasive lateral approach. He is the founder of Tube Solutions, a minimally invasive spinal surgery company.

Dr. Garcia-Bengochea was two-time president of the Florida Neurosurgical Society, a past member of the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness as well as the Federal Judicial Nominating Committee for the middle district of Florida. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Lyerly Baptist, Inc. He has practiced at Lyerly since 1993.


  • Neurological Surgery


  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurological Surgery)


  • English
  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

Legal Practice Name

  • Lyerly Baptist, Inc.

Javier Garcia-Bengochea, MD Additional Information

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    Tulane University School of Medicine - New Orleans , LA

    1981 – 1985

  • Internship

    Emory University - Atlanta , GA

    1985 – 1986

  • Residency

    Emory University Medical School - Atlanta , GA

    1985 – 1986

  • Residency

    Emory University Medical School - Atlanta , GA

    1986 – 1991

  • Fellowship

    Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston , MA

    1988 – 1988

  • Residency

    Emory University Medical School - Atlanta , GA

    1991 – 1992

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