Ground Breaking Neurosurgeons of Brandon, Florida


Tien V. Le, M.D.

Specialization: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Neurosurgery

Dr. Tien V. Le - neurosurgery in Brandon, FL


Dr. Tien V. Le earned his bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he graduated summa cum laude with Baccalaureate Honors. He then attended the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine in Tampa, having earned the distinction of Neurosurgery Student of the Year during his senior year.
Dr. Le completed his Surgery Internship and his Neurosurgery Residency at the University of South Florida, where he also served as Chief Resident during his final year.
He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed spine, neurological, and neurosurgical journal articles, several book chapters, and has presented at various professional meetings.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Expert

Dr. Le brings a unique skill set to the Tampa Bay area with expertise in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery as well as Neurosurgery. He is a rare asset to the Tampa Bay community since he is not only a Neurosurgeon, but he is also fellowship-trained in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Dr. Le is one of only a select few in the world who have been trained by Dr. Kevin Foley, regarded by many as the father of modern-day Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Dr. Le completed his fellowship at the University of Tennessee-Memphis / Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute. While there, he also obtained additional fellowship training in scoliosis, deformity, and reconstructive spine surgery with Dr. Julius Fernandez.

Practice Philosophy & Interests

Dr. Le's practice philosophy is straightforward: Treat the patient, and not the MRI. He has the clinical judgment to understand that a patient may not need surgery just because they have been diagnosed with a condition on an imaging study.
If surgery is the answer, however, his approach is focused to provide a targeted, minimally invasive surgical solution that reduces collateral damage to surrounding normal tissues. Spine surgery that avoids fusion and preserves motion such as cervical artificial disc replacement is also a particular interest of his.

Philip Henkin, M.D.

Specialization: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery And Complex Spinal Reconstruction

Dr. Philip Henkin - neurosurgery in Brandon, FL


Dr. Philip Henkin has been practicing as a BE/Board-Certified Neurosurgeon in Florida for the last 17 years. At 52 years of age, he is at the peak of his professional abilities in regard to clinical judgment, experience, surgical ability, and physical stamina. He 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.

Exceptional Education

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) Disciple

Dr. Henkin started practicing MIS spine surgery in 2000. He has 15 years experience with MIS surgical techniques. Long before the Laser Spine Institute opened in 2005 or the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery was founded in 2006, Dr. Henkin has been a skilled practitioner of the art of MIS. Many physicians claim to have MIS credentials, but Dr. Henkin is one of only a small select group that adheres to MIS surgical principles for more than 95% of his surgeries. The benefits of MIS are well known, including shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, less infection risk, reduced scarring, smaller incisions, and better patient functional capacity.

Scope Of Practice

Dr. Henkin's practice includes the full spectrum of adult neurological surgery. He has performed over 300 craniotomies for excision of brain tumors. He has performed over 200 craniotomies for drainage of intracranial hemorrhages. He has treated hundreds of patients for cranial and spinal traumatic injuries. Before the dominance of aneurysm coiling, he had performed more than 100 craniotomies for aneurysm clipping. The surgical management of trigeminal neuralgia is also one of his interests.

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