UMMC neurosurgery care available at Hattiesburg ClinicPublished on Monday, October 9, 2023By: Annie Oeth, firstname.lastname@example.orgNeurosurgeons from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will care for Hattiesburg Clinic patients in a weekly clinic.These services, available for patients from Hattiesburg and the surrounding areas, will be offered by Dr. Chad Washington, chair of neurosurgery at UMMC; Dr. Muhammad O. Chohan and Dr. Jared Marks, associate professors of neurosurgery; and Dr. Zachary Smalley, Dr. Joaquin A Hidalgo and Dr. Andrew M. Smith, assistant professors of neurosurgery.Neurosurgery preparation and recovery will be closer to home for patients since pre- and post-surgery care will be at the Hattiesburg Clinic. Neurosurgery will be performed at UMMC, where highly skilled neurosurgeons provide specialized treatment and surgical care for the full range of brain, spine, and nerve conditions in adult and pediatric patients, including brain and spine tumors, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, trauma, and spine, functional, and peripheral nerve disorders.Dr. Bryan N. Batson, Hattiesburg Clinic CEO, welcomes UMMC’s neurosurgeons.Batson“Hattiesburg Clinic is pleased to work with UMMC’s neurosurgery physicians to offer convenient access to patients in the Hattiesburg area with complex neurosurgical needs,” he said. “UMMC and Hattiesburg Clinic have a long history of working together to make specialty care available to patients in the Pine Belt, including transplant services, pediatric subspecialty care, reproductive endocrinology and high-risk obstetrical care. We are very appreciative of UMMC’s willingness to bring its neurosurgery expertise closer to home for patients in our community.”Washington said the neurosurgery clinic will be more convenient for patients in south Mississippi. Washington“The UMMC Department of Neurosurgery is very excited to collaborate and work alongside Hattiesburg Clinic and its medical professionals,” he said. “Our goal in establishing this partnership was to benefit the patients of the Hattiesburg Clinic and south Mississippi, by providing easy access to subspecialty neurosurgical care close to home.”To make an appointment for neurosurgery care, contact the Hattiesburg Clinic online or call 601-264-6000.