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Joshua T. Wewel, M.D.

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Joshua T. Wewel is a fellowship trained, board eligible neurosurgeon with Piedmont Hospital and Atlanta Brain and Spine Care. Dr. Wewel’s expertise includes the surgical treatment of herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spinal tumors, brain tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery, intracerebral hemorrhages, and trauma. His focus is on minimally invasive spine surgery as well as open techniques, when indicated.

Dr. Wewel was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his pre-medical undergraduate training at the University of Kansas earning a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and graduating summa cum laude. He returned to Omaha, NE to complete his medical school training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. During medical school he completed an honors thesis and graduated with distinction.

Dr. Wewel completed his neurosurgical residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He then went on to complete a fellowship in complex spinal neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Amidst taking extraordinary care of his patients, Dr. Wewel is committed to improvement in patient outcomes through his participation in research efforts. Dr. Wewel has authored numerous textbook chapters and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

For convenience and to afford his patients easier access, Dr. Wewel sees patients at the Piedmont Atlanta, Stockbridge and Vinings locations. His interests and conditions treated include

  • Primary and metastatic brain tumors
  • Cranial stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Cranial pathologies
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Minimally invasive and complex spinal instrumentation
  • Deformity of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Degenerative disc disease of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Herniated discs of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Stenosis of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Trauma including intracranial hemorrhages, fractures, dislocations and spinal cord injuries
  • Primary and metastatic spinal cord and spinal bone tumors
  • Spinal radiosurgery

A patient’s understanding of their diagnosis is fundamental to initiating a multi-disciplinary treatment process. Dr. Wewel is committed to spending as much time as necessary discussing operative and non-operative treatment strategies with the patient and their family/friends.

He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves and the Georgia Neurosurgical Society.

Dr. Wewel resides in Atlanta with his wife and daughter. They enjoy spending time with their families, traveling and the outdoors.

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