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 is the most knowledgable, skilled, and professional physician I have ever encountered as a patient, and as a physician myself. I had and have total confidence in his judgement and abilities, and he proved himself to be all the above, and more. Thank you!
The best _____ dr. around.
*Dr. Branch gave up part of his lunch in order to meet w/me prior to scheduled surgery. Above & beyond expectations.
I was so impressed and well cared for during all of my interactions with this provider that I have already recommended him & others.
*Dr. Broach is the best of the best. It is so unfortunate that scheduling stacks patients in such a terrible way.
Surgically excellent! Lack of post op. Expectation communication.
I have great confidence in Dr. Branch. He is tops in his field and I appreciate his services and his medical knowledge. I highly recommend him and value his medical opinion.
*Dr. Branch was professional & personal.
Feel very fortunate to be under the care of Dr Charles Branch.
*Dr. Branch a true professional.
My visit was 12 weeks post op for spinal fusion. Dr. Branch is very professional in all aspects and is a gifted surgeon.
*Dr. Branch & *Ms. Elaine were the kind of folks that made me feel like I mattered & never rushed me I wish all doctors were like this!
I would highly recommend Dr Branch (and have) to anyone I feel could benefit from his care
always confident and should be
Best Doctor that I have ever seen
He removed a blood clot on my spine on Dec. 19, 2015. I tell everyone how great *Dr. Branch is.
I feel that Dr. Branch is the best! I was having severe back/spine pain 3 years ago and I sincerely believe that God sent me to him because of his surgical ability. I would and do highly recommend his services to anyone needing them. Elaine Repass, NP is also great. I feel comfortable contacting her with issues. She was a great comfort to me before and after my spine surgery and since then as needed. I feel that both of these individuals are very compassionate people.