Dr. Frank LaMarca

Frank LaMarca, MD

4.4 / 5

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

Services: Back Pain and Spine, Intracranial Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma, Video Visits

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery

Education

  • Catholic University of the Sacred, 1993
  • Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Residencies & Internships

  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Neurological Surgery, IL, 2003
  • Northwestern University, IL

Fellowships

  • Northwestern University, IL

About Me

I specialize in neurological surgery with a particular interest in complex spine surgery including spinal deformity, scoliosis and kyphosis with the application of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques to these pathologies. I was director of spinal surgery for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan from 2003 to 2017, where I built a nationally acclaimed practice dealing in complex spinal surgical pathologies.

I am one of only two neurosurgeons to have been awarded the visiting fellowship award from the Scoliosis Research Society. I was founder and director of a CASH accredited complex spinal surgery fellowship program that trained 12 fellows across the country along with many residents from the University of Michigan.

I am recognized as a key opinion leader, and I collaborate with several international spine companies, such as J&J, Zimmer Biomet and Globus Medical, in the development and advancement of spinal surgery technology for which I hold several patents. I have been an invited lecturer on five continents, and I am regularly invited as a featured speaker and course chairman for national and international conferences and teaching courses.

Philosophy

My mission is to provide the most advanced treatment option dictated by evidence based medicine. I aim to offer my patients a customized treatment protocol resulting in the best patient experience with the best outcome possible, while avoiding the risk of unnecessary or prolonged treatments. The care plan will always be specific to each individual patient. My ultimate goal is to provide the right care for our patients so they can get their lives back, return to enjoying daily activities and have the best quality of life possible.

Titles

  • Director of the Complex Spine Center, Henry Ford Allegiance Health
  • Medical Director of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Research Interests

  • 3-D Printing Technology Applications to Spinal Implants
  • Artificial Cervical Disc Clinical Outcomes
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Biomechanics

Languages

English, Italian, Spanish

Gender

Male

Locations

Henry Ford Allegiance Neurosurgery
1201 E Michigan Ave STE 240
Jackson, MI 49201
Henry Ford Allegiance Orthopedic & Neuroscience Center
1201 E Michigan Ave
Ste 240
Jackson, MI 49201

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Patient Ratings

Overall Patient Ratings:

4.4 out of 5
70 Ratings
34 Comments

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08/15/2021

Dr Lamarca is not only a superior surgeon, but also has excellent interpersonal skill

08/14/2021

Dr LaMarca takes his time to explain so I can clearly understand my prognosis

08/14/2021

This provider was professional and informative about my condition, and recommended what needed to be done.

08/10/2021

It was pretty clear from the 5 minutes that Dr. Lamarca spent with me that he had no clue about my medical history nor was he interested I. Discussing treatment options with me. Any time I would try to speak, he would simply talk over me. The feeling I got was that my condition was not worth his time.

07/29/2021

The provider is an excellent neuro - surgeon, however, nothing was explained about my surgery, how it went or what to expect. I had to ask all kinds of questions. I even when in to my post-op appt with a list of questions. Provider was not forthcoming with info.

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