Alabama Neurosurgeons

Welcome to brain

Alabama Neurosurgeons has been offering the best of care to patients in Birmingham, Alabama and across the Southeast for over 25 years. Located at the Greystone Neuroscience Center, we can offer diagnostic studies on the same day that the patient is seen for follow up, including, but not limited to, MRI scans, CAT scans, myelograms, and EMG/NCV.

Common Conditions

Stenosis is a term used to describe a narrowing of various parts of the body.
(A) What stenosis looks like
(B) Surgery
Spondylolisthesis is a condition where one vertebral body (bone) slides forwarded with respect to the vertebral body below it. Read More >>
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
One of the treatable causes of dementia (or difficulty thinking) is NPH, or normal pressure hydrocephalus. Read More >>
Low Back Pain
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints in medicine. It is usually quite benign and treated conservatively. Read More >>
This is a rather ancient term referring to pain in the sciatic nerve distribution. Read More >>
Slipped Disc
A slipped disc is not slipped! The term refers to various types of disc herniations. Read More >>


Back Surgery
Most patients should do well from back surgery. The indications are numerous from a simple disc or spur, to complex tumors or spine malformations. Read More>>
Spine Surgery
Spine surgery includes the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar as well as sacral areas. A neurosurgeon operates on all areas as well as inside the spinal cord. Read More>>
Neck Surgery
Surgery in the cervical spine or neck frequently is done for a disc or a spur. Read More>>
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • We have been performing minimally invasive surgery for more than 25 years!
  • Now performing minimally invasive fusions Read More>>
  • A surgeon's view: Minimally invasive fusion for the lumbar spine

Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Our Philosophy

Advanced technology has impacted brain surgery and surgery of the spine. Starting with the ability to diagnosis more accurately with increased comfort and safety to surgery itself where computers now localize to a millimeter and outpatient surgery is available for many procedures. No medical speciality, however, is immune to the allure of technological feats that impress the lay public. Lasers, for instance, are wonderful devices but in neurosurgery their chief use may appear to be "marketing." Likewise, many new procedures are accepted by the public as the latest and best for a particular problem. You are cautioned to use common sense, especially when physicians discuss new techniques in public format such as (you guessed it) web sites, newspapers, radio, TV, etc. It has become common place to do so, and the finest technology to dangerous fads will be presented wrapped in beautiful graphics, and promises. It would be difficult for a physician in one specialty to recognize fad from substance in another. It is even difficult in our own field of expertise. However, the goals are simple.

  1. Provide the most advanced treatment for conditions of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.
  2. Carefully evaluate, and continue to evaluate such treatment including results.
  3. Treat our patients with care like family, always considering the simplest, safest therapy first.

Remember, if there are any questions in regards to a surgical recommendation, always ask for a second opinion.


About Dr. Staner

Dr. Staner Dr. Thomas A. Staner is one of the few Neurological specialists in America Board Certified in both Neurosurgery and Neurology. He has more than twenty-five years experience in Microneurosurgery of the brain and spine. Read more >>

Contact Us

(205) 991-4400
Toll Free 1-800-258-4064
Fax (205) 991-8287

Main Office
Greystone Neuroscience Center
7500 Hugh Daniel Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242

Anniston Clinic
Physicians Care Building
620 Quintard Drive
Oxford, AL 36203

Surgeries performed at :

  • Brookwood Medical Center
  • Trinity Medical Center

Greystone Neuroscience Center