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Brian M Cameron, MD

out of 5
304 Ratings
47 Comments

Specialty

Neurosurgery

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center
417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

South Hill Commonwealth Neuro Specialists
501 Lombardy Street
South Hill, VA 23970

Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (NOW Center)
11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233

Department

Neurosurgery

Education

Med School

VCU School of Medicine

Internship

VCU Medical Center

Residency

VCU Medical Center

Fellowship

VCU Medical Center

Biography

Matching individual treatments to individual patients

As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Brian Cameron spends a good part of every week in the operating room. But he doesn’t want every patient who comes to his office to think that surgery is the only solution to their spinal pain or neurological condition.

“Particularly with degenerative disease, I try to look at the big picture. That means working closely with other members of our health care team to come up with the best option for each individual patient,” he says. “This often doesn’t require surgery.”

After starting his career as a nurse, Dr. Cameron continued on to medical school. “I always like an intellectual challenge, and surgery adds a physical component to that as well,” he says. “Neurosurgery brings yet another layer, as this field is an area of medicine where a lot still remains to be explored and discovered.”

Beyond his general-surgery training, Dr. Cameron completed a residency and fellowship to refine his expertise in both neurosurgery and spine surgery. He also dedicated four years to the U.S. Navy, where he served in active duty as a neurosurgeon.

Today, he treats all disorders of the spine. That includes degenerative disease – conditions often characterized by irreversible deterioration over a long time – as well as trauma and tumors. “The most rewarding part of coming to the hospital each day is seeing people regain important function,” says Dr. Cameron, whose personal research looks at ways to improve outcomes after degenerative spine surgery. “However, we still have limitations in our branch of medicine, and I bring compassion in talking with every patient about how we can help.”

In the operating room, Dr. Cameron augments his general neurosurgery expertise with skills in complex spinal reconstruction and neuro-oncology of the spine. When appropriate, he advocates for minimally invasive surgery, an increasing option for spine surgery that offers shorter recoveries.

When patients come for their first consult, they meet not only Dr. Cameron, but they spend time with his nurse, Maria Boyer, RN. That initial visit is an important step in determining the best way to diagnose and treat a patient and condition. “We’re on their team for every stage of this journey,” says Dr. Cameron, who is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. “We don’t rush through the visit. We give our patients the time they need to tell us what’s going on with their health, which, in turn, I need to get a good understanding of their particular problem. Every patient is unique.”

In caring for patients who range in age from young adults to those in their retirement years, Dr. Cameron has common advice for every person who comes to him: “Stay positive,” he says. “Do not underestimate the power of the mind and a positive attitude.”

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

South Hill Commonwealth Neuro Specialists

501 Lombardy Street
South Hill, VA 23970

Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (NOW Center)

11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233

Ratings & Reviews

304 Ratings
47 Comments

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Dr. Cameron is great! He showed me my x-rays, compared them to previous ones, answered questions - just a great dr.!
May 2021
Great job of listening to me.
May 2021
Dr. Cameron had all my info, examined me & questioned me about pain etc. I was thrilled with his conclusion that surgery was not indicated at that time as my pain was being managed well.
April 2021
He has a GREAT team working for him. The team did most talking.
April 2021
I was very impressed with Dr. Cameron [...]. I would highly recommend them to this doctor [...]
March 2021
Dr. Cameron answered all my questions and provided clear instructions.
March 2021
Excellent doctor!
March 2021
Dr. Cameron is very caring. [...]
March 2021
good
February 2021
I recommend Dr. Cameron all the time! He's a wonderful neurosurgeon, very thorough, and caring always.
February 2021
I found Dr. Cameron to be very caring and thorough in answering my questions.
January 2021
Provider Dr. Cameron was very impressive kind gentle knowledgeable.
January 2021
Dr. Cameron was excellent.
January 2021
Dr. Cameron & staff are the best!
January 2021
Dr. Cameron displayed the highest respect for my medical issue.
October 2020
Everyone was very good.
October 2020
Always nice, polite, respectful.
September 2020
Dr Cameron made me feel like I had all the time in the world to discuss my issue and best treatment
September 2020
I appreciated Dr. Cameron's candor, ease in talking, & his non-condescending manner.
September 2020
I had a great experience with Dr Cameron
September 2020
He showed respect for my time by phoning me pretty much on time.
August 2020
Dr. Cameron listens & takes what problems I have into account when deciding how to proceed.
August 2020
I would highly recommend Dr. Cameron to anyone needing a neurosurgeon.
May 2020
Dr. Cameron treated me like family and appreciated his honesty and concern.
March 2020
Excellent care from start to finish!
December 2019
Dr. Cameron is absolutely phenomenal! He did a great job with my emergency surgery, he saved my life!
December 2019
All good.
November 2019
Dr. Cameron provided the most thorough attention, review, explanation, and options I could ever hope for.
October 2019
I was very pleased with this provider!
October 2019
Dr. Cameron was direct & to the point from beginning & told of other things that could be causing my problems. A+.
September 2019
Dr. Cameron was awesome. [...]
July 2019
Excellent!
May 2019
My experience with the dr. great.
May 2019
So grateful for both Dr Cameron, and his nurse [...] for their professional skills, treatment, caring, and support. We could not have asked for anything more and they have consistently checked every box in terms of our needs and expectations. They have provided us a sense of genuine trust and commitment to providing the very best medical treatment and support throughout the pre-surgery, surgery, and follow-up . There are not enough words to express my family and my appreciation for Dr Cameron, nurse [...] and all the staff and treatment treatment team. Thank You All!
April 2019
Dr Cameron & his staff are incredible. I sure hope he is always here. Love this doctor & his staff.
February 2019
Dr. Cameron was very kind, patient, understanding and intelligent. I felt like he is able to help me with my condition.
February 2019
I appreciated the doctor discussing my care; choices, likes and dislikes instead of dictating what he/she wanted to do.
February 2019
Dr. Cameron was very "on top" of my situation and what needed to be done to correct it - surgery.
February 2019
Dr. Cameron was very informative and thorough. His explanations of and showing me where the problem was both on the MRI and with the skeletal model were excellent!
January 2019
Excellent experience with Dr. Brian Cameron.
December 2018
Information detailed for my concerns and equal to my understanding
November 2018
Could not have been better.
October 2018
All was regular. Thanks to everyone. The collaborative doctors.
September 2018
Dr. Cameron was very good at explaining my back issue and showing me the X-Rays to help explain. I did not fully understand the surgery concerns prior to my discussion with Dr. Cameron and his nurse.
September 2018
I'm grateful to Dr Cameron and his nurse [...] for changing my future into a positive! We weren't sure.
August 2018
The doctor viewed my test results with me and explained very well what was happening and what should be done.
August 2018
Dr. Cameron was recommended by a physician and I felt lucky to have Dr. Cameron take my care and surgery.
August 2018