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Diagnosis, Prevention and Surgical Treatment

Neurosurgery

  • Trauma
  • Tumors
  • Vascular Disorder
  • Infections of the brain

Neurosurgery

We specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including:

Congenital Anomalies

Congenital anomalies can be defined as structural or functional anomalies (for example, metabolic disorders) that occur during intrauterine life and can be identified prenatally, at birth, or sometimes may only be detected later in infancy, such as hearing defects.

Degenerative disease

Degenerative disease is the result of a continuous process based on degenerative cell changes, affecting tissues or organs, which will increasingly deteriorate over time. In neurodegenerative diseases cells of the central nervous system stop working or die via neurodegeneration.

Spinal Cord Stimulator

If you're a chronic pain sufferer and have tried other therapies that have failed, our Surgeons at Coastal may recommend a spinal cord stimulation.

Spinal Fusion

One particular form of spinal surgery that can bring up a lot of questions is called spinal fusion surgery which falls under Minimally Invasive.

Infections of the brain or spine

Inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, is called meningitis; inflammation of the brain itself is called encephalitis. Myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord. When both the brain and the spinal cord are involved, the condition is called encephalomyelitis.

Vascular disorders

Vascular diseases outside the heart can “present” themselves anywhere. The most common vascular diseases are stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), carotid artery disease (CAD), arteriovenous malformation (AVM), critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI).


Very Thankful for Dr Creek and Katie. Also Dr Wingo. You guys are amazing. All the staff at the hospital were amazing too. Top Notch. I have no hesitation recommending Dr Creek. Not only is he an amazing Dr and very caring too.

~Rachel~

My Wife And I could not be happier with the way the staff treated us. Not only did Dr. Poelstra take the extra time to explain the procedure - he showed on the films. His staff was both very professional and helpful. Sue arranged ALL of our scheduled appointments. Thank you to each and every member of Dr. Poelstra's staff.

~Gary~

Charles Wingo, MD

Dr. Charles Wingo is board certified in orthopaedic spine surgery. After working 25 years in Tallahassee FL, he came here to the Emerald Coast. He specializes in the evaluation and management of all spinal problems with an intent to locate the specific pain generator. Dr. Wingo also has a special interest in motion preservation spine surgery and interventional pain procedures.

Pritesh Patel, MD

Pritesh Patel is board certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialist. He completed his residency in PM&R at Wayne State University in Michigan. Dr. Patel’s approach to care is holistic as compared to just focusing on an organ system or systems. He treats medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. He will help you design a comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plan to maximize function and quality of life.