The Western Regional Center for Brain & Spine Surgery, based in Las Vegas, has treated thousands of patients since its establishment in 1984, and currently is one of the busiest neurosurgery practices in Nevada. More than 20,000 patients visit our offices each year and over 4,200 surgeries are performed by our physicians. Since 1984, the practice has grown adding additional surgical sub-specialists and expanding its services to Western Arizona, Southern Utah, and Laughlin and Mesquite, Nevada.

Our Physicians

The surgeons at Western Regional have trained at such world-renowned academic medical centers as The Mayo Clinic, Harvard, Duke University, Dartmouth, the University of Illinois, Baylor, Georgetown, UCLA, and Atkinson Morely’s and Maiden Vale in England. Dr. Stuart Kaplan is the only ABNS board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon in Nevada. This subspecialty was added to the practice in 2004 to meet the growing demand for advanced pediatric neurosurgical care in the tri-state area.

Since its inception, Western Regional physicians have been the leaders in clinical neurosurgery in Southern Nevada, currently holding top medical staff positions at several Las Vegas hospitals. Our physicians pioneered the latest in surgery navigational technology, deep brain stimulation, precision instrumentation, use of high-power surgical microscopes, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, dorsal column stimulation, and artificial disc replacement in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada.

The Nevada Neurosciences Institute (NNI)

Our physicians are on staff at The Nevada Neurosciences Institute (NNI) at Sunrise Hospital. The NNI is Nevada’s first full-service neurosciences center providing access to world-class patient care and pioneering medical research for brain and spine diseases, disorders and injuries. The NNI offers a full range of neuromedical care including emergency services, early diagnosis, advanced surgery, acute medical intervention, intense rehabilitation, and chronic disease management. In addition to these state-of-the-art services, the NNI boasts the sophisticated technologies of Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children”s Hospital, which ensure that you will receive the most accurate diagnosis and advanced treatment options available.

The NNI Gamma Knife Center

Dr. Stuart Kaplan serves as the medical director of the NNI Gamma Knife Center at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. The NNI Gamma Knife Center is the region’s only center offering non-invasive surgery for brain tumors and other brain related abnormalities.

Hospital Affiliations

We are affiliated with the following Las Vegas-area hospitals:

  • Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital
  • Desert Springs Hospital
  • University Medical Center
  • Valley Hospital
  • Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center
  • MountainView Hospital
  • Summerlin Hospital
  • Spring Valley Hospital
  • St. Rose Dominican/Siena Hospitals

We are affiliated with the following regional hospitals:

  • Dixie Regional Medical Center (St. George, Utah)
  • Western Arizona Regional Medical Center (Bullhead City, Arizona)
  • Kingman Regional Medical Center (Kingman, Arizona)
  • Colorado River Medical Center (Needles, California)
  • Havasu Regional Medical Center (Lake Havasu City, Arizona)
  • Mesa View Regional Hospital (Mesquite, Nevada)