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FirstHealth Neurosurgeon Now Seeing Patients in Sanford

| Date Posted: 11/4/2013

Larry Van Carson, M.D.

Larry Van Carson, M.D.

SANFORD – A board certified neurosurgeon with FirstHealth Neurosurgery now holds office hours at the FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain Center, 1227 Carthage St., Sanford.

Larry Van Carson, M.D., joined the FirstHealth UNC practice in 2009, coming from Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University, where he was an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Surgery (Plastic). As a full-time, faculty-rank employee of the University of North Carolina, Department of Neurosurgery, he maintains staff privileges at UNC Hospital as well as at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

In Sanford, Dr. Carson is available for both new patient and established patient appointments as well as patient follow-ups.

“We are very pleased to offer the services of a neurosurgeon of Dr. Carson’s caliber to neurosurgical patients in the Sanford and Lee County community and surrounding areas,” says John F. Krahnert Jr., M.D., chief medical officer of FirstHealth of the Carolinas. “He is a physician of exceptional quality and skills, and we are happy to be able to provide this service to patients in the area.”

FirstHealth’s neurosurgical program offers advanced capabilities for brain and spine surgery as well as for the surgical treatment of nerve problems in the arms and legs, including cervical and lumbar disc disease, spinal stenosis, brain tumors, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy and spinal fractures.

Dr. Carson is board certified in both neurosurgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery, and his special interests include complex spine and craniofacial surgery. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia-Augusta, where he also completed advanced training in both neurosurgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

As a surgical resident, Dr. Carson received the Harvey Cushing Society’s Van Wagenen Fellowship for study in Europe from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Resident Research Award at the 30th annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

To make an appointment with neurosurgeon Larry Van Carson, M.D., at the FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain Center in Sanford, please call the main FirstHealth Neurosurgery number at (910) 295-0215.

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