About Philip Henkin

Brandon, Florida resident Dr. Philip Henkin is a neurosurgeon who holds board certification. Dr. Henkin spent many years practicing general neurosurgery before deciding to narrow his focus to disorders that are caused by spinal compression. He is an expert in both complex spinal repair and minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS). Henkin is a sole practitioner who has privileges at a number of local hospitals, including Tampa Minimally Invasive Spine and Surgery Center and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Since he began his practice more than twenty years ago, he has been adept at healing both acute and chronic back pain in his patients.


Spinal Fusion, Craniotomy, Brain Surgery, Stroke, Glioblastoma, Aneurysm, Scoliosis, and Laminectomy are the key areas of knowledge that Dr. Henkin possesses. Brain Tumor is another one of his areas of specialty.


Dr. Henkin did not begin his education with the intention of eventually working in the field of neurosurgery. In 1985, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to earn a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from that institution. Before opting to further his study by enrolling in medical school, Henkin spent a few years working in his industry as an International Engineering Consultant. During this time, he gained valuable experience. In 1991, he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Ohio State University. He attended the esteemed Duke University Medical Center for his surgical residency from 1991 to 1998 and graduated with honors.


Ruskin and Brandon, both in the state of Florida, are home to one of Henken Neurosurgery AP's practices. In addition to St. Vincent's Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, he is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, South Bay Hospital, South Florida Baptist Hospital, HCA Florida Brandon Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He also works at Brandon Regional Hospital and South Bay Hospital.


A noteworthy aspect of Dr. Henkin's approach is the fact that he avoids doing trendy operations in favor of making care choices that are supported by research and driven by the outcomes of patients' treatments. In addition to this, Dr. Henkin's practice in a state that has such a large population of retirees accepts the amount that Medicare will compensate as full payment for services rendered.


Spine surgery using minimally invasive techniques: This treatment approach is not appropriate for many conditions; however, when it is appropriate, MISS can drastically cut the patient's risk and the amount of time it takes for them to recover. A herniated disc, an infection in the spine, a narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis), spinal abnormalities including scoliosis, and the removal of a tumor in the spine are all examples of disorders that may be candidates for minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Spinal instability, Spondylolysis is a defect in one of the lower vertebrae, and a fractured vertebra is another term for this condition.


MISS requires far smaller incisions and reduces the amount of damage done to the muscles and other tissues in the surrounding area. A device in the shape of a tube is used to move tissues out of the way more gently so that the surgeon has more room to work. The decision to use MISS can result in a reduced risk of infection, decreased likelihood of bleeding and scarring, shortened hospital stays, and improved patient capacity to function. Robotic surgery and live microscopic imaging might both be used at some point throughout the procedure. Dr. Henkin is qualified in both the Mazor X Robotic System and Computer Image Guidance Technologies, both of which have earned him certification.