Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.
health services, research/outc, neurosciences/behavior
Academic: 336-716-4083 | Department: 336-716-4081
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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. Intrawound vancomycin decreases the risk of surgical site infection after posterior spine surgery-a multicenter analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015;():.
Rodriguez A, Neal MT, Liu A, Somasundaram A, Hsu W, Branch CL Jr. Novel placement of cortical bone trajectory screws in previously instrumented pedicles for adjacent-segment lumbar disease using CT image-guided navigation. Neurosurg Focus. 2014;36(3):E9.
Neal MT, Hsu W, Urban JE, Angelo NM, Sweasey TA, Branch CL Jr. The subdural evacuation port system: outcomes from a single institution experience and predictors of success. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013;115(6):658-664.
Branch CL Jr, Eickman JP, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee. Subdural drainage catheter with self contained mechanism. United States patent US 8,403,878. 2013 Mar 26. 2013;():.
Lee JY, Hohl JB, Fedorka CJ, Devin C, Brodke DS, Branch CL Jr, Vaccaro AR. Surgeons agree to disagree on surgical options for degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011;36(3):E203-E212.
Branch CL Jr. Physican-directed [sic] (off-label) use of recombinant bone morphogenic protein-2: let us do it well![editorial]. Spine J. 2011;11(6):469-470.
Branch CL Jr. Building bridges [2009 Presidential address]. Spine J. 2010;10(1):1-4.
Stevens EA, Branch CL Jr. Spinal fusion: posterior approaches In: Phillips FM, Lauryssen C, eds. The lumbar intervertebral disc. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers;2010: 216-225.
Stevens EA, Marsh R, Wilson JA, Sweasey TA, Branch CL Jr, Powers AK. A review of surgical intervention in the setting of traumatic central cord syndrome. Spine J. 2010;10(10):874-880.
Stevens EA, Powers AK, Branch CL Jr. The role of surgery in traumatic central cord syndrome. Neurosurg Q. 2009;19(4):222-227.
Berry J, Branch C, Reynolds J, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee. Surgical head support adapter. United States patent US 603,967. 2009 Nov 10. 2009;():.
Stevens EA, Strowd R, Branch CL Jr. Minimally invasive en bloc resection of a spinal hemangioblastoma [online case study]. AANS Online Case Studies. 2008;():.
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. 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. Radiat Res. 2007;168(2):143-148.
Branch CL. Neurosurgery and spine: a vital synergy--Chairperson address, 2007 Annual Meeting of Section of Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves [editorial]. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007;7(4):377-378.
Glassman SD, Branch CL Jr. Evidence-based medicine: raising the bar [editorial]. Spine J. 2007;7(5):513-515.
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. 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. J Neurosurg. 2006;105(5):730-735.
Kim PK, Branch CL Jr. The lumbar degenerative disc: confusion, mechanics, management. 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.
He is a skilled surgeon. He is not interested in being a medical doctor. If he can't cut it, it's not interesting. He did not do a physical exam of any kind.
a very good experience and good results.
Excellent Surgeon, I have complete confidence in his knowledge and his skill. The spinal surgery he performed on me solved the horrible pain I was in. He always treats me with courtesy and respect. I am very fortunate to have him as my surgeon.
I recommend them to anyone who has back problems.