Specialization: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Complex Spinal Reconstruction
Dr. Philip Henkin has been practicing as a
BE/Board-Certified Neurosurgeon in Florida for close to two decades. He is at
the peak of his professional abilities in regard to clinical judgment,
experience, and surgical ability. Dr. Henkin also has the perspective to ignore
transient surgical fads and the good judgment to embrace legitimate
technological innovations that consistently help patients.
Market Share Leader In Spine Surgery
Dr. Henkin is the market share leader in Hillsborough County
in spine surgery based on inpatient admission statistics in Hillsborough
County. Since most of his new patients are referred to the practice from his
past surgical patients, this is a clear testimonial on the quality of his work
and reflects the excellence in his patient results.
In 1985, Dr. Henkin graduated with a B.S. in
chemical engineering from MIT, one of the world's preeminent universities.
After working as an international engineering consultant for two years, he
returned to school in 1987 and graduated from Ohio State University in 1991
with an M.D. degree. Dr. Henkin completed his post-graduate residency training
at the world-renowned Duke University Medical Center between 1991-1998. He has
maintained neurosurgical practice in Florida since graduating from Duke.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS) Expert
Dr. Henkin has practiced minimally invasive
spine surgery since 2000, which is long before other so-called “spine
institutes” first appeared or the founding of the Society for Minimally
Invasive Spine Surgery in 2006. Many
physicians claim to have minimally invasive spine surgery credentials, but Dr.
Henkin is one of only a small, select group that adheres to minimally invasive
surgical principles for more than 95% of his surgeries. The benefits of
minimally invasive spine surgery are well known, including shorter hospital
stays, less blood loss, less infection risk, reduced scarring, smaller
incisions, and better patient functional capacity.
Dr. Henkin's practice includes the full spectrum of adult neurological surgery. He has performed over 300 craniotomies for brain tumors. Although he has extensive cranial surgical experience, he has chosen to focus his expertise predominately on comprehensive spine care especially in the area of "Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery".
Robotic and Image-Guidance Technology
Dr. Henkin utilizes the latest technological advancements to deliver superior patent results. Dr. Henkin is one of the first surgeons in the Tampa Bay area to offer spine surgery incorporating the Mazor X Robotic System. In addition, he has been an expert practitioner of Computer Image Guidance Technology during the past decade. These technologies allow for precision as accurate as 2mm.