Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.
Spinal Diseases; Facial Pain; Lumbar Vertebrae; Radiosurgery; Cobalt Radioisotopes
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Intrawound vancomycin decreases the risk of surgical site infection after posterior spine surgery-a multicenter analysis. Devin CJ, Chotai S, McGirt MJ, Vaccaro AR, Youssef JA, Orndorff DG, Arnold PM, Frempong-Boadu AK, Lieberman IH, Branch C, Hedayat HS, Liu A, Wang JC, Isaacs RE, Radcliff KE, Patt JC, Archer KR.. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015;():.
Novel placement of cortical bone trajectory screws in previously instrumented pedicles for adjacent-segment lumbar disease using CT image-guided navigation. Rodriguez A, Neal MT, Liu A, Somasundaram A, Hsu W, Branch CL Jr.. Neurosurg Focus. 2014;36(3):E9.
The subdural evacuation port system: outcomes from a single institution experience and predictors of success. Neal MT, Hsu W, Urban JE, Angelo NM, Sweasey TA, Branch CL Jr.. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013;115(6):658-664.
Subdural drainage catheter with self contained mechanism. Branch CL Jr, Eickman JP, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 8,403,878. 2013 Mar 26. 2013;():.
Surgeons agree to disagree on surgical options for degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine. Lee JY, Hohl JB, Fedorka CJ, Devin C, Brodke DS, Branch CL Jr, Vaccaro AR.. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011;36(3):E203-E212.
Physican-directed [sic] (off-label) use of recombinant bone morphogenic protein-2: let us do it well![editorial]. Branch CL Jr.. Spine J. 2011;11(6):469-470.
Building bridges [2009 Presidential address]. Branch CL Jr.. Spine J. 2010;10(1):1-4.
Spinal fusion: posterior approaches. Stevens EA, Branch CL Jr. In: Phillips FM, Lauryssen C, eds. The lumbar intervertebral disc. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers;2010: 216-225.
A review of surgical intervention in the setting of traumatic central cord syndrome. Stevens EA, Marsh R, Wilson JA, Sweasey TA, Branch CL Jr, Powers AK.. Spine J. 2010;10(10):874-880.
The role of surgery in traumatic central cord syndrome. Stevens EA, Powers AK, Branch CL Jr.. Neurosurg Q. 2009;19(4):222-227.
Surgical head support adapter. Berry J, Branch C, Reynolds J, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 603,967. 2009 Nov 10. 2009;():.
Minimally invasive en bloc resection of a spinal hemangioblastoma [online case study]. Stevens EA, Strowd R, Branch CL Jr.. AANS Online Case Studies. 2008;():.
Determination of a clinical value for the repair half-time (T1/2) of the trigeminal nerve based on outcome data from gamma knife radiosurgery for facial pain. Stieber V, Robbins M, deGuzman A, Tatter S, Ekstrand K, McMullen K, Branch C, Shaw E, Bourland JD, Lovato J, Munley M, Ellis T, et al.. Radiat Res. 2007;168(2):143-148.
Neurosurgery and spine: a vital synergy--Chairperson address, 2007 Annual Meeting of Section of Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves [editorial]. Branch CL.. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007;7(4):377-378.
Evidence-based medicine: raising the bar [editorial]. Glassman SD, Branch CL Jr.. Spine J. 2007;7(5):513-515.
Does dose rate affect efficacy? The outcomes of 256 gamma knife surgery procedures for trigeminal neuralgia and other types of facial pain as they relate to the half-life of cobalt. Balamucki CJ, Stieber VW, Ellis TL, Tatter SB, DeGuzman AF, McMullen KP, Lovato J, Shaw EG, Ekstrand KE, Bourland JD, Munley MT, Robbins M, Branch C.. J Neurosurg. 2006;105(5):730-735.
The lumbar degenerative disc: confusion, mechanics, management. Kim PK, Branch CL Jr.. Clin Neurosurg. 2006;53():18-25.
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Spinal Disorders, Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spine Fractures, Herniated Discs, Neurosurgery, Spinal Tumors, Gamma Knife, Stereotactic Procedures
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*Dr. Branch talked in normal, everyday language not with medical terms that people couldn't understand.
I have already referred several people
they take very good care of me
*Dr. Branch is the best there is in his field. My dr. for 24 years.
Dr. Branch listened well, explained my condition and treatment options in a clear and understandable way. I was impressed that he took the time to look at my medical record before entering the exam room and already had an idea of my health issue so I did not have to explain from the very beginning.
Surgery is not a good experience. Dr. Branch and his team (particularly PA, Elaine Repass) are the best.
Surgery was great but communication with questions was bad
Listens to what my needs and concerns are at the time
Knowledgeable and trusted his decisions
It was brief and slightly dismissive.
Dr. Branch seemed very concerned about relieving my pain and getting me better.