Partnering with you
to make sound decisions
for your health
brain and spine care
Helping you lead
an active life
We offer our patients personalized, world-class solutions for treatment of brain, spine, and peripheral nerve conditions.
Our founder, Dr. Merkow believes in educating patients and partnering with them to make well-informed healthcare decisions.
Our walnut creek office is conveniently located just across the street from the region’s premiere Medical Center—John Muir Health.
Dr. Merkow provided care and guidance, working with my team of physicians to come to a diagnosis in a complicated case. The confidence I had in Dr Merkow's advice and human kindness, helped me through a difficult time… Thanks Doc, I'm on the mend!Richard F.Walnut Creek, CA
Dr. Merkow is very pleasant and easy to talk to. He allowed time for me to ask questions. I didn't feel rushed at all.Validated Patient
[Dr. Merkow] is smart, knowledgable.Isao H.Walnut Creek, CA
Both staff and Dr. Merkow were friendly and professional. My diagnosis was explained clearly and understandably. I felt valued as a patient, and adequate time was spent with my issues and the recommendations for ongoing treatment.Paul S.Concord, CA
Dr. Merkow is the ONLY surgeon I would recommend for neurological care or surgery. He is a top-notch surgeon and displays a warm and caring attitude toward his patients.Validated PatientMartinez, CA
Thanks for everything! I love having my life back.Terry W.Concord, CA
Dr. Maxwell Merkow is a magician! I was diagnosed with lumbar stenosis and suffered severe back and leg pain for more than 10 months. Finally I was referred to Dr.. Merkow and he pinpointed the source of my pain was due to a Thoracic Myelopathy. It was so severe that I can be paralyzed from the waist down at any moment. Dr. Merkow scheduled and completed my operation in less than a week. He gave me the chance to have a quality life again. His office staff is efficient and professional.Johnny Y.San Ramon, CA
Dr. Merkow came into the hospital on his Sabbath and did an urgent spinal surgery on my multi-handicapped son and was reassuring and attentive to me in describing how Dan's spine had split due to un detected fracture from 6 weeks prior. He was so concerned that it be done urgently because of potential damage to the spinal cord. He clearly offered me an alternative approach, but I just knew they weren't viable and too risky.Cecile H.Walnut Creek, CA
Dr. Merkow was very thorough in explaining the results of the scans and answering my questions. He spent the time I needed to get comfortable with a procedure I was pretty nervous about. He is a calm, reassuring, and most importantly, very competent neurosurgeon. The results of my surgery have been wonderful… I notice continuing improvements on a daily basis.Validated PatientWalnut Creek, CA
Dr,. Merkow performed ACDF to relieve cervical spinal compression for me. He was very thorough in explaining the results of the scans and answering my questions, He spent the time I needed get comfortable with a procedure I was pretty nervous about. He is a calm, reassuring, and most importantly, very competent neuro-surgeon. The results of my surgery have been wonderful. Many of my pre-surgery symptoms improved within days, and one month out, I notice continuing improvements on a daily basis.Validated PatientBerkeley, CA