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News Yaw Sarpong, MD, Joins Samaritan Neurosurgery

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Yaw Sarpong, MD, has joined Samaritan Neurosurgery. 

Dr. Sarpong earned a medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed residency training in neurosurgery at University of Washington & Affiliated Hospitals and University of Missouri, and fellowship training in BioDesign and BioInnovation at University of Missouri. 

Dr. Sarpong specializes in open and minimally invasive treatment of spinal diseases and treatment of spinal and intercranial masses. He uses microscope navigation and neuro-navigation to treat intracranial and spinal diseases, and places pain pumps and spinal cord stimulators. He is also specialized in management and treatment of traumatic brain injuries and surgical management and treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes. 

Dr. Sarpong was inspired to become a neurosurgeon because of his love of medicine and science and the ability to help people and shape their lives. As a child in his native country of Ghana, he witnessed physicians providing excellent care and comfort to their patients which helped them change their lives for the better. That experience led to his current commitment to patient care, treating each patient as though they are a member of his family. 

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, walking their dogs, watching movies, traveling and exercising. He and his wife have a passion for philanthropic work and are in the process of establishing organizations in Ghana that will provide access to health care and education for all. 

Based at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Samaritan Neurosurgery provides advanced care for treatment of brain, spine and peripheral nerve injuries and disease. Dr. Sarpong can be reached at 541-768-4501.