Brain and Spine Center

Our comprehensive approach to brain and spine patient care provides you with an expert, dedicated team that has been recognized nationally for clinical excellence. It is our privilege to help you improve your quality of life through surgery.

The latest imaging technology, neuro-certified nursing staff and less invasive surgical techniques are just a few of the advantages Flagler Hospital provides to its neurosurgery patients. The neurosurgical team is led by highly recognized surgeon, Dr. Miguel Machado, who works hand-in-hand with neuro-certified nurses, neuro-radiologists, anesthesiologists, technologists and rehabilitation therapists - all specially trained in caring for patients with neurological disorders. Common procedures include craniotomies for the treatment of brain injuries, a multitude of spinal surgeries and intracranial hemorrhages, as well as the removal of primary and metastatic brain tumors.


Flagler Hospital has been designated a Primary Stroke Care Center by the Joint Commission. This designation affirms that Flagler Hospital has demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

The Brain Trust support group meets every first and third Thursday in the Flagler Hospital Lockwood Room, 7:00 PM. The group is attended by stroke survivors, caregivers, family & friends and is moderated by the Flagler Hospital Stroke Coordinator. Participants are of all ages and backgrounds, with a common goal in coping with the aftermath of stroke/TBI. Clinical input by medical professionals and scheduled speakers from the community provide useful information. All are welcome.

Contact information:

Betty Brown, R.N., Stroke Coordinator 819-4567

Dave Bruyn, Stroke Survivor 669-6052