June 2, 2023 — One of the country’s most accomplished neurosurgeons has joined Lee Physician Group’s Neurosurgery program. Dr. George Mandybur is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in treating Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, epilepsy and brain and spinal tumors.
Dr. Mandybur comes from Cincinnati where he began practicing at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Mayfield Clinic. He served as a Professor of Neurosurgery for almost 18 years and as the director of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He has also published over 40 peer-reviewed publications and is a founding member of the UC Gardner Center for Neurosciences.
Dr. Mandybur is an early adopter of many technologies for movement disorders, including advanced Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) techniques, and LITT laser surgery for epilepsy and brain tumors. He is a pioneer in the advancement of surgical pain management, including spinal cord stimulation, Trigeminal neuralgia and facial pain.
“Dr. Mandybur has extensive clinical expertise and impressive experience treating movement disorders and we are excited to have him here in Southwest Florida. He has performed more than 1,000 Deep Brain Stimulation procedures and has been a leader in both clinical practices and advancing research on DBS therapy. This gives our community even more options on where to go for treating movement disorders and other neurological conditions,” said Kris Fay, chief officer of community-based care for Lee Health. “Our patients deserve the highest level of talent and commitment to high-quality patient care and we know Dr. Mandybur will be able to deliver that.”
Dr. Mandybur graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his neurosurgery residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and general surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University. He also completed special training in movement disorders, epilepsy and surgical pain management at Loma Linda University Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Dr. Mandybur has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, an exclusive list of select physicians nominated by their peers as leaders in the field of medicine.
His practice is at the Lee Memorial Medical Office Building, 2780 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers.
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