Neurological surgery constitutes a medical discipline and surgical specialty that provides care for adult and pediatric patients in the treatment of pain or pathological processes that may modify the function or activity of the central nervous system (e.g., brain, hypophysis, and spinal cord), the peripheral nervous system (e.g., cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerves), the autonomic nervous system, the supporting structures of the systems (e.g., meninges, skull and skull base, and vertebral column), and their vascular supply (e.g., intracranial, extracranial, and spinal vasculature).

Treatment encompasses both non-operative management (e.g., prevention, diagnosis – including image interpretation – and treatments such as, but not limited to, neurocritical intensive care and rehabilitation) and operative management with its associated image use and interpretation (e.g., endovascular surgery, functional and restorative surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and spinal fusion – including its instrumentation).

Dr. Fairuz F. Matuk is a board certified neurological surgeon serving Brevard County, Florida since 1980. With an office conveniently located in Melbourne, Dr. Matuk treats patients who suffer from the previously mentioned disorders. For a partial list of surgeries that Dr. Matuk performs, please visit the Patient Education page.

Education

  • Bachelor of Sciences; American University of Beirut; Beirut, Lebanon; 1968
  • Doctor of Medicine; American University of Beirut; Beirut Lebanon; 1972

Post-graduate Training

  • Intern (Mixed); American University Medical Center; Beirut, Lebanon; 1971 – 1972
  • Resident (Surgery); American University Medical Center; Beirut, Lebanon; 1972 – 1973
  • Resident (Neurology); E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital; Buffalo, New York; 1973 – 1975
  • Chief Resident (Neurology); E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital; Buffalo, New York; 1975 – 1976
  • Resident (Neurosurgery); State University of New York at Buffalo; Buffalo, New York; 1976 – 1979
  • Resident (Neurosurgery); The Children’s Hospital; Buffalo, New York; January 1977 – June 1977
  • Resident (Neurosurgery); The Children’s Hospital; Buffalo, New York; January 1978 – June 1978
  • The Veteran’s Administration Hospital; Buffalo, New York; 1978 – 1979
  • Chief Resident (Neurosurgery); Erie County Medical Center; Buffalo, New York; 1979 – 1980

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Instructor (Neurology); State University of New York at Buffalo; Buffalo, New York; 1973 – 1976
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor (Neurosurgery); State University of New York at Buffalo; Buffalo, New York; 1976 – 1980

Certifications

  • The American Board of Neurological Surgery; 1982
  • The American Board of Pain Medicine; 1997
  • The American Board of Disability Analysis; 1999

Hospital Affiliations

  • Wuesthoff Medical Center; Active Staff; Rockledge, Florida; 1980 – Present
  • Cape Canaveral Hospital; Active Staff; Cocoa Beach, Florida; 1980 – Present
  • Parrish Medical Center; Associate Staff; Titusville, Florida; 1980 – Present

Membership in Medical Organizations

  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • The American Association of Neurological Surgeons; (Joint Section on Pain – 1996)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons; (Delegate to the People’s Republic of China – 1984)
  • Florida Neurosurgical Society
  • Florida Society of Neurology
  • American Association of Neurology
  • American Medical Association
  • Brevard County Medical Society; (Delegate to FMA – 1998); (Alternate Delegate to FMA – 1996, 1997, 1999)
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Southern Medical Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • AUB Alumni Surgical Society of North America
  • Florida Academy of Pain Medicine
  • North American Spine Society
  • Consultant (Children’s Medical Services); Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services

Hospital Committees

  • Wuesthoff Medical Center; Rockledge, Florida; (Chairman, Department of Surgery - 1987 – 1989, 1994 – 1996); (Executive Committee – 1984 – 1985, 1988 – 1989, 1990 – 1991, 1994 – 2002, 2003 – 2004); (President, Medical Staff - 1997 – 1998)
  • Cape Canaveral Hospital; Cocoa Beach, Florida; Surgical Practices Committee/Peer Review - 1988 – 1994, 1998 – 2012

Other

  • Board of Trustees; Michael Giebink School; 1990 – 1992
  • Science Fair Judge; Brevard County Schools; 1993 – 1996
  • Co-Director; Central Florida Pain Management Center; 1995 – 1998

Accolades

  • Designated: Premium Quality of Care; United Healthcare; December 2008
  • Listed in: Guide to Top Doctors; Consumers’ Checkbook
  • Received: Patients’ Choice Award; 2008
  • Listed in: America’s Top Surgeons; Consumers’ Research Council of America; 2004 – 2009