Frisbie Memorial Hospital now offers spine procedures for patients, expanding healthcare options and improving patient outcomes on the Seacoast. Carlos Palacio, MD, and Ken Maynard III, MD, are leading the surgeries at Advanced Spine & Orthopedics at Frisbie Memorial Hospital. Palacio and Maynard are both members of Coastal New Hampshire Neurosurgeons.

“We’re continuing to build a corridor of care between our two Seacoast hospitals – Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Frisbie Memorial Hospital – and the next step in that process was to bring neurospine surgery to Frisbie,” said Dean M. Carucci, market president of HCA New England Healthcare. “Both Drs. Palacio and Maynard are exceptional surgeons, and having such compassionate and talented neurosurgeons right here in the Greater Rochester community will no doubt be of great benefit to our Frisbie patients.”

Palacio co-founded Coastal New Hampshire Neurosurgeons in 1987, the first comprehensive neurosurgical program of its kind on the Seacoast, where he currently serves as medical director. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and provides advanced neurosurgical diagnoses, individualized treatment options, and recovery plans to conditions of the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and has more than 40 years of experience in the field of neurosurgery.

Maynard has extensive training in complex spine surgery, providing patients with the most advanced surgical techniques available. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and has presented award-winning research related to the field of neurosurgery. He specializes in degenerative spinal disease – cervical/thoracic/lumbar; scoliosis; and spinal oncology.

To schedule a consultation, please call Advanced Spine & Orthopedics at (603) 522-6163.