The Doctors

Our physicians perform surgery on a broad spectrum of medical problems. Operations may be relatively simple, or may be some of the most complex and demanding in the world. Whatever the challenge, our physicians stay abreast of changing neurosurgical procedures to remain in the forefront of technique and technology. At Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists, our doctors perform clinical research, fill leadership roles in the community and contribute to organized medicine locally and nationally. Along with an excellent support staff, these respected neurosurgeons make up the dedicated team of professionals at NASS.

Andrew D. Fine, M.D.
Dr. Andrew Fine specializes in the treatment of brain and spine problems using minimally invasive techniques. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, where he also completed his Post Doctoral training and residency. Dr. Fine is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and licensed in the State of Florida. His hospital appointments include Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Doctors Same Day Surgery and Cape Surgery. Widely published and regarded for his scholarly presentations, Dr. Fine is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. For two consecutive years he has been chosen as one of the physicians most highly regarded by his patients through vitals.com, an online patient feedback site that rates doctor performance. In 2009 Dr. Fine received the Patients Choice On Time Physician Award from the American Registry of Business Excellence. For Dr. Fine's complete CV, click here.

Ryan S. Glasser, M.D.
Dr. Ryan Glasser's clinical expertise includes minimally invasive spinal surgery, minimally invasive posterior and lateral lumbar fusion, complex spinal reconstruction, brain and spinal tumors and trigeminal neuralgia. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Glasser's Post Doctoral training included his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. He has served on faculty teaching Kyphoplasty and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Glasser is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and licensed to practice in the State of Florida. His hospital appointments include Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Cape Surgery and Doctors Same Day Surgery. Memberships in associations include the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons, The American Medical Association, the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Florida Medical Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. Dr. Glasser has extensive experience in clinical research studies as well as being widely published. For Dr. Glasser's complete CV, click here.

Robert S. Knego, M.D.
Dr. Robert Knego specializes in complex spinal reconstruction, minimally invasive spinal surgery, brain tumors, radiosurgery and pain surgery. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, where he completed his Post Doctoral training. Dr. Knego is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and licensed to practice in both Florida and Texas. He is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Cape Surgery and Doctors Same Day Surgery. Dr. Knego's clinical research experience includes several ongoing studies. He serves on the faculty at Kyphon and lectures on the topic of restoring spinal function through minimally invasive therapies. Dr. Knego is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Florida State Medical Society.  He also serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Cancer Support Community. For Dr. Knego's complete CV, click here.
 
Peter L. Mayer, M.D., P.A., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Peter Mayer's comprehensive expertise includes adult brain and spinal surgery, surgery of carotid and vertebral arteries and peripheral nerve surgery. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dr. Mayer's Post Doctoral training included an internship in General Surgery at Harvard Medical School, New England Deaconess Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He served his residency in Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine and subsequently completed a Fellowship there in Vascular Neurosurgery and Critical Care. Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and licensed in the State of Florida, Dr. Mayer's hospital affiliations include Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Cape Surgery Center and Doctors Hospital Same Day Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, the AANS/CNS Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery, the North American Spine Society, the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association Stroke Council, the Florida Medical Association, the Florida Neurosurgical Society and the Sarasota County Medical Society. For Dr. Mayer's complete CV, click here.