United Hospital Center is pleased to announce the expansion of its neurosurgery services in north central West Virginia through a collaborative agreement with WVU Medicine. The partnership known as WVU Medicine Neurosurgery, Spine and Pain Center at United Hospital Center, will expand existing services to include more highly specialized physicians practicing in Bridgeport.

Neurosurgery is the specialized area of surgery dealing with the brain and central nervous system. This surgeon may be sub-specialized in spine surgery or other discreet areas of neurosurgery. At time this surgeon may provide services in conjunction with other surgeons (ENT as an example) to address a clinical problem.

  • Acoustic Neuroma Tumor Removal
  • AVM Surgery (Craniotomy)
  • Brain Tumor Surgery (Craniotomy)
  • Cavernous Malformation Surgery (Craniotomy)
  • Cerebrovascular I Neurovascular Surgery (Craniotomy)
  • For injury to spine like spinal disorders and spinal stenosis
  • Implantable Devices
  • Peripheral Nerve Biopsies and Surgery
  • Shunt Placement and Revision
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal and Neck Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery Procedures
  • Transsphenoidal Surgery
  • Chiari Malformation

These service are available at:
Bruce Carter Orthopaedic and Spine Center located next to UHC
Suite 103
227 Medical Park Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330
(681) 342-3500

Christopher Cifarelli, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS

Director, Gamma Knife Program; Assistant Professor, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, United Hospital Center
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David Cohen, MD

Assistant Professor, Wheeling Division, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, United Hospital Center
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Robert Marsh, MD/PhD, MD

Assistant Professor, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, United Hospital Center
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Charles Rosen, MD, PhD

Chairman, Professor, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, United Hospital Center
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Cara Sedney, MD, MA

Assistant Program Director, Assistant Professor, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, United Hospital Center
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Bill Underwood, MD, PhD

UHC, Neurosurgery, Assistant Professor, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, United Hospital Center
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Joseph Voelker, MD

Program Director, Associate Professor, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, United Hospital Center
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