• About Philip Henkin

    In Brandon, Florida, Dr. Philip Henkin is a board-certified neurosurgeon. Dr. Henkin has chosen to specialize in diseases of spinal compression after years of general neurosurgery. He specializes in MISS and complex spinal reconstruction. Henkin works as a solo practitioner at several area hospitals, including St. Joseph's Hospital - South and Tampa Minimally Invasive Spine and Surgery Center. For over two decades, he has been expertly relieving his patients' acute and chronic back pain.


    Dr. Henkin specializes in Spinal Fusion, Craniotomy, Brain Surgery, Stroke, Glioblastoma, Aneurysm, Scoliosis, Laminectomy, and Brain Tumor.


    This method cannot treat every condition, but for those that can, MISS can significantly reduce both risk and recovery time for the patient. A herniated disc, infection in the spine, narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis), spinal deformities such as scoliosis, and removal of a tumor in the spine are some conditions that may be candidates for MIS. Instability of the spine, Spondylolysis is a defect in the lower vertebrae that results in a fractured vertebra.


    MISS makes much smaller incisions and reduces trauma to nearby muscles and tissues. A tube-shaped instrument pushes tissues aside more gently to allow the surgeon to work. Choosing MISS can result in lower infection risk, less bleeding, less scarring, shorter hospital stays, and improved patient functional capacity. Surgical robotics and real-time microscopic imaging may be used. Dr. Henkin is trained in the Mazor X Robotic System and Computer Image Guidance Technologies.

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