John C. Fraser, M.D.

Dr. Fraser was born in the Chicago area, and was raised there and in the suburbs west of Philadelphia. He attended Haverford College, graduating with a B.A. in classics. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After a flexible internship and a year of general surgery, he completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. After completing his training, Dr.

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Neurological Acute Care

Carilion Clinic provides the majority of acute care neurosurgical services to the western Virginia region (and a large portion of eastern West Virginia). Acute care neurosurgery covers a broad range of disorders and procedures all sharing in common an emergent or urgent nature. This type of service requires 24-7 coverage. At Carilion Clinic, the neurosurgery team routinely covers urgent and emergent neurosurgical situations from the emergency room, the trauma center, and from outlying hospitals up to several hours away.

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Pituitary Surgery

The pituitary gland is a small, pea-sized gland at the base of the brain—located just above a sinus at the back of the nose. The pituitary gland produces several hormones and controls the release of others throughout the body. These hormones affect many of the body’s processes, including growth, thyroid function, and stress response.

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Brain Surgery

Brain surgery, an extremely delicate and complex process, is performed by a neurosurgeon, or neurological surgeon. With anesthesia techniques, image guidance (computer assistance to visualize brain structures), and other advances, brain surgery is much more modern today

At Carilion Clinic, our surgeons have undergone extensive training in pediatric and adult brain surgery at the best programs in the country. They use a team approach in determining the care and treatment plans of patients, including involving the families when needed.

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Our Team

Neurosurgery Team

At Carilion Clinic in Virginia, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to neurological care. That means we draw on the resources of an entire team of medical specialists when tackling conditions of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and spinal column.

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Surgical Services

Carilion Clinic’s department of surgery features a talented group of highly trained and specialized surgeons who represent the leading edge of modern medicine. With top levels of skill and experience, our Carilion surgeons utilize the latest technology and emphasize minimally invasive approaches. We provide the most state-of-the-art, advanced care to you and your family close to your own home here in western Virginia.

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