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Brian M Cameron, MD

Brian M Cameron, MD

out of 5
280 Ratings
37 Comments

Specialty

Neurosurgery

Department

Neurosurgery

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Short Pump Pavilion

11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
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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.”

Ratings & Reviews

280 Ratings
37 Comments

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Dr. Cameron needs to be cloned!!!
January 2024
I love coming to see this physician [...]
January 2024
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Cameron. He takes his time, he will draw pictures, he gives you ample time for questions. He takes your concerns seriously and genuinely enjoys taking care of you.
December 2023
I would not want any other neurosurgeon to care for me. Dr.Cameron is the best doctor ever to provide surgical or health care for me.
December 2023
I specifically requested Dr. Cameron because of an experience I had 10 yrs. ago w/him; he is just as pleasant & professional now as he was then.
November 2023
Dr. Cameron is fantastic! I have the utmost confidence in his abilities.
October 2023
Excellent care throughout.
October 2023
Dr. Cameron is an excellent physician who demonstrates compassion for patients in his care.
August 2023
Dr. Cameron was patient, empathetic, informative and reassuring [...]
August 2023
Excellent
June 2023
Very good.
May 2023
Showed respect for my belief's and decision.
April 2023
This was our first appointment with the provider. We were seeking a second opinion re: treatment for chronic back pain and possible non-surgical options. Based on this appointment, we will continue with possible ablation and, If necessary, have this provide do back surgery If necessary.
March 2023
The risks and benefits could have been covered in more detail but, since I was aware of most of them, what he said was fine. Also, the nurse gave me a card to call her with questions and concerns.
March 2023
Dr. Cameron has operated on me [...] times. He is the only one that I will allow if [...] in the future.
February 2023
Dr Cameron never makes me feel hurried, but explains and listens and encourages patiently
January 2023
Dr. Cameron is a compassionate, and wonderful doctor. He cares about his patients. Health providers could take a page out of his book. I wouldn't see any other neurologist. I am completely confident in his care.
December 2022
Good.
November 2022
Felt Comfortable and not pressured.
September 2022
Awesome.
September 2022
Dr. Cameron is the best surgeon in the world!!!
August 2022
Dr. Brian Cameron is an EXCELLENT physician and surgeon!
July 2022
He is brilliant. Saved a life!
April 2022
Dr. Cameron provided a surgical procedure on my husband previously and I knew I would want to see him if problems existed.
April 2022
Provider did not explain risks of scheduled back surgery.
March 2022
Great experience.
March 2022
Dr. Cameron is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful ability to listen and explain procedures well. I feel very confident in his ability to help my back!
February 2022
Good attention.
January 2022
Dr. Cameron has excellent bedside manner and for a first visit for specialty care put me at ease with his professionalism and empathetic care provided. I am having surgery next week and feel confident under his care.
November 2021
I am so glad that I saw Dr. Cameron, who was my 2nd opinion for my surgery, I was so impressed with him, I chose him to do this surgery and surgery went well. And I am doing great.
October 2021
I was in constant pain and couldn't stand up straight until Dr. Cameron surgically repaired my back. I can only credit his skillful experience and abilities for my recovery. I have recommended him countless times for friends and colleagues with back issues, and VCU Hospitals in general to many people as my family has always received the best care with your physicians and practitioners.
September 2021
Dr. Cameron is one of the best doctors I have had and certainly a superior back surgeon!
August 2021
Dr. Cameron listened and provided advice when I spoke with him about my concerns.
August 2021
Always good.
August 2021
Dr. Cameron is the best.
July 2021
Dr. Cameron is top notch and has made me more comfortable regarding surgery that is needed.
June 2021
Outstanding doctor explained my condition, treatment, and required PT.
June 2021