Meet the Team

Meet the team


Kaveh Khajavi, MD, FACS

Patrice Braun, PA-C

Southeastern Neurosurgical Specialists Partners

          Jim Robinson, MD

          Tariq Javed, MD, FACS

          Steven Spitz, MD

          Kelly Laclair, PA

          Laura Dyal, NP


Our Process


All our patients undergo a thorough and individual evaluation, including a thoughtful review of the imaging studies and other test results. There is no “assembly-line” medicine practiced here.

In the case of patients with back and neck pain due to spinal disorders such as herniated discs, we believe that the vast majority do not require surgery, and are best treated with activity modification, education and non-surgical modalities such as physical therapy, chiropractic, and sometimes spinal injections.

We encourage our patients to take an active role in their own care, and provide guidance regarding the optimal treatment options for them. In patients who have weakness or impending neurologic deficit, or for patients that have exhausted all non-operative treatments, surgery may be an option.  We provide cutting-edge surgical treatment of all spinal disorders, and use minimally invasive techniques when at all possible.

This web site is designed to assist you in learning a little bit more about us, while also providing a comprehensive resource for neurosurgical disorders and treatment.