About the Center - Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center
The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore offers state-of-the-art technologies and clinical expertise to provide advanced treatment options for complex neurosurgical injuries and conditions.
Board Certified neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Park is the top choice for many Marylanders who need the expertise of an experienced brain and spine surgeon. For years Dr. Park has provided compassionate care to patients within the region.
Expertise in Neurosurgery Conditions
Formerly of Central Maryland Neurosurgical Associates, LLC, Dr. Charles Park is Director of The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy. He has particular expertise in treating a variety of conditions affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nerve system including:
- Brain tumors
- Traumatic head injuries
- Diseases of the central nervous system
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Discs and peripheral nerve disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve decompression
- Back and neck pain
Innovative Technologies for Brain and Spine Surgery
Dr. Charles Park performs minimally invasive surgical techniques for brain and spine conditions that may often reduce patient pain and recovery times. To do so, Dr. Park implements innovative computer technologies and advanced image-guided surgery systems to assist in the removal of tumors, lesions, aneurysms and other abnormalities of the brain and spine.
When possible, Dr. Park utilizes the O-arm® Mobile Surgical Imaging System. The O-arm system benefits the patient by minimizing the patients radiation exposure and improving surgical precision. During the course of a surgical operation, the O-arm Surgical Imaging System forms a ring around the patient to provide the surgeon real-time 2-D moving x-rays and 3-D images of the body. The system can be opened and closed so the patient does not have to be moved and exposure to radiation can be minimized. In addition, the O-arm includes a navigational component that allows the surgeon to guide instruments through the body in real time, ensuring greater precision in the placement of hardware.
Dr. Park couples his experience and skill together with these advanced medical technologies to offer the following procedures:
- Brain Surgery - including Endoscopic Brain Surgery, Neurosurgery Imaging and Surgical Navigation
- Spine Surgery - including Endoscopic Discectomy, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Decompression, Kyphoplasty, Motion Preservation Surgery, Artificial Disc Replacement
Patient Care is a Top Priority
Dr. Charles Park has dedicated his career to learning the most advanced technologies that will better allow him to treat his patients. With careful attention to clinical detail and a special concern for all of his patients, Dr. Park personalizes his treatment plans to meet the needs of his patients.
Dr. Park is fluent in English and Korean. His multi-lingual skills add yet another level of comfort for many patients. Dr. Park recognizes patients who may be diagnosed with a brain or spine injury already are dealing with many questions and concerns. Speaking to his patients in their native language is one additional measure to assure communication is not a barrier to making the best decisions for their care.
Locations Throughout the Greater Baltimore Area
The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center has offices around the Baltimore Beltway. Dr. Charles Park now is accepting new patients at his office locations in Downtown Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea and Glen Burnie.