Neurosurgery Team at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Neurosurgery Team at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Are you dealing with disc disease or a debilitating back problem?

Where you go for care makes a difference. At MedStar Montgomery, our respected experts seek unique solutions. Before considering surgery, they look at symptoms carefully to determine if there are other approaches that can be effective in relieving pain. If surgery is necessary, options include innovative procedures — such as minimally invasive surgery that requires smaller incisions and typically results in a faster recovery. Our experts achieve better outcomes not just because of groundbreaking procedures, but because of decades of experience. Our philosophy of care centers on the treatment of each individual's symptoms, with a focus on recapturing the patient's quality of life. Before considering surgery, we carefully evaluate each patient to determine if there are other approaches that can be effective in relieving pain.

Meet our Team

  • Alexandros D. Powers, MD, FAANS, is a renowned neurosurgeon with extensive training and interest in motion preservation spinal surgery, complicated spine, and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Board-certified, Dr. Powers joined MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in 2003 after 20 years in private practice and has been recognized for his expertise as a Top Doctor in Washingtonian magazine—a recognition based on a vote by his peers. 
  • Amjad Anaizi, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center who specializes in treating a wide range of neurological conditions. He has extensive training and experience in minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
  • M. Nathan Nair, MD, board-certified in neurosurgery, treats a variety of neurological disorders using both nonsurgical and surgical techniques. He is skilled in performing procedures that include brain surgery, head and neck surgery, and spine surgery, and specializes in minimally invasive surgical approaches.

Patient Stories

Susan’s Spinal Fusion at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center: Susan Robinson shares her incredible journey from chronic spine pain to a seamless and effective surgery to a full recovery 10 days later. Dr. Alexandros D. Powers, MD, performed Susan's Spinal Fusion at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. 

Before back pain, Susan was always active—hiking, skiing or playing tennis. But the pain got so bad, it forced her to walk hunched over—for five years. She tried cortisone shots, acupuncture and physical therapy, but nothing worked for long. A friend referred Susan to MedStar Montgomery , where they performed a spinal fusion that immediately relieved her pain. Today, she’s standing tall and looking forward to restarting her active life. With a focus on all areas of health care, MedStar Montgomery has the skillful, caring specialists to help you through it all.

Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a back pain & spine specialist, call 301-570-8554.  

Our Locations

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
18109 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 300
Olney, MD 20832
Phone: 301-570-8554
Fax: 301-570-8556

Chevy Chase, Maryland
5454 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1225
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 301-570-8554
Fax: 301-570-8556

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