Neurosurgeon Jeffrey J. Larson, M.D. is one of the nation’s leaders in minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement surgery (ADR), operating in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for the last 20 plus years. 

Dr. Larson is a board-certified Neurosurgeon and founder of Coeur d’Alene Spine and Brain, PLLC, aka @cdaspine, a high-performance Neurosurgery clinic that thousands of patient’s have come to trust over the past 2 decades.  Dr. Larson is an advocate for patient success and he and his Coeur d’Alene Spine team are committed to a comprehensive approach to help patients return to their normal function after a spine injury or other spine condition.   

Dr. Larson is not only an expert Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon, but he is also a genuine “master of diagnosis”.  Dubbed, “The mind that diagnoses you, and the hands that heal you.”, Dr. Larson and his team are committed to using the most comprehensive diagnostic skills and modalities available to accurately diagnose the cause of your problem.

Dr. Larson offers patient-specific treatments including minimally invasive spine surgery, non-operative treatments, and regenerative injections including mesenchymal stem cells, adipose derived regenerative cells, and PRP. 

Dr. Larson routinely performs the minimally invasive spine surgeries as outpatient surgeries in his ambulatory surgery center. Hospitalization is not necessary. You will routinely go home or to a hotel to recover the same day after your surgery.  Dr. Larson’s operating rooms are equipped and supplemented with augmented reality, intraoperative navigation and the best technologies available to improve your spine surgery.  Even the most complex spine surgeries become less invasive to you.

These minimally invasive surgery options offer better results and less risk than traditional open surgery.

Your recovery is optimized with Regenerative Medicine techniques to help you recover from your spine health problem and get back to normal quicker.
Dive deeper into your non-operative treatment protocol, your pre-surgical preparation, or your post-operative recovery with M3 Clinic – Mind, Matter, Method -, a part of Dr. Larson’s High Performance Health Optimization Clinic.

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is not only a great a vacation destination, but it is also a fabulous medical tourism option for your spine care.  Dr. Larson and his team at Coeur d’Alene Spine and Brain regularly see patients from the Coeur d’Alene area, from the Pacific Northwest, and from around the nation.

To see the lighter side of Dr. Larson, follow @cdaspine on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok.  Be sure to check out the “On Call with Dr. Larson” podcast featuring Neurosurgeon Jeffrey Larson, M.D, after his call week or clinic week. It is a resourceful podcast taking you on a journey inside and outside the operating room from the mind of a neurosurgeon. Real patients, real stories, and everything in between.

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Jeffery Larson, M.D. | Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Spinal Conditions Treated

  • Disc herniations
  • Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Fracture
  • Tumor
  • Spondylosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Work injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Deformity
  • Vertebral body compression fractures
  • SI joint pain – dysfunction

Brain Conditions - Second Opinions provided

  • Brain tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Malignant tumors
  • Glioma
  • Brain metastases
  • Chiari malformation
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vascular malformations
  • Trauma
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FLASH Navigation with 7D Technology

Machine-Vision Technology for Spine Surgery

Activated by the surgeon, 7D Surgical’s FLASH Navigation System utilizes it’s Machine-Vision Technology to analyze surface anatomy in just seconds, using only visible light. This analysis produces a full-color 3D reconstruction of the surgical site consisting of hundreds of thousands of points used for registration. The surgeon then defines the level of surgical interest and the registration points are colocalized to the pre-operative CT.

FLASH Navigation – Fast, accurate, cost-effective and radiation-free.:

Fast: FLASH™ Registration at the speed of light.

  • Instant FLASH™ Registration enables complete patient registration in just seconds
  • Sensitive Machine-Vision cameras instantly digitize intraoperative anatomy using only visible light and automatically match with pre-operative CT
  • Real-time implant sizing during surgery reduces the need for pre-op planning

Radiation-free: Improved safety. For surgeons, staff and patients.

  • Eliminates intra-operative CT or fluoroscopy used for registration
  • Reduces radiation exposure

The FLASH Navigation System can easily register spinal surgery patients automatically in an unprecedented entire workflow time of less than 20 seconds, while also eliminating intraoperative radiation.

Minimally Invasive Robotic Spine Surgery

Jeffrey Larson, M.D. is a recognized expert in Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery performed through small incisions and tubes for minimal disruption of the muscles and ligaments that support the spine.

As opposed to open spine surgery, robotic spine surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach that can be faster, safer and require less recovery time. Because of the reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues, there are many potential benefits.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions
  • Less blood loss from surgery
  • Reduced risk of muscle damage since less or no cutting of the muscle is required
  • Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain
  • Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required
  • Diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery
  • Shorter hospitalization time

Surgeries like microdiscectomy, laminectomy, nerve root decompression, artificial disc replacement and spinal fusion are now performed using Dr. Larson’s minimally invasive techniques. These surgeries are now routinely performed as outpatient surgeries. Dr. Larson’s expertise has earned him a 5 Star Rating. 

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Common Procedures Performed at Coeur d’Alene Spine and Brain

Spinal Decompression





Fusion Procedures

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

Motion Preservation

Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement

Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement

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Artificial Disc Replacement 

Dr. Larson Specializes in Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery (ADR)

What Is Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery?

Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) surgery replaces diseased discs in the neck and is designed to maintain motion.  Traditionally, the same patient would have received a fusion. Fusion surgery remains highly effective, while also replacing diseased discs in the neck, but is designed to stop movement at the operated levels.

How It Works

The FDA-approved Mobi-C artificial disc is ideal for multi-level ADR. Mobi-C contains patented mobile bearing technology that allows the polyethylene core to slide and rotate inside the disc for self-adjustment to the cervical spine movements. This means that Mobi-C can react to the normal motion in the cervical spine.

Mobi-C provides bone sparing fixation without chisel cuts into the small vertebral bodies of the cervical spine, making it bone sparing.

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Outpatient Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

Image Guided Neurosurgery

Dr. Larson specializes in image guided neurosurgery to treat brain and spine disorders. He utilizes ultra precise tracked surgical instruments in conjunction with preoperative and intraoperative images to help guide the surgical procedure. Image guided neurosurgery provides a safer and more precise surgery; it’s less invasive and has improved outcomes when compared with conventional surgery.

Mission and Beliefs

To provide the best compassionate neurosurgical care for our patients in an effort to achieve superior clinical outcomes.

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Coeur d’Alene Spine & Brain | Jeffrey Larson, M.D.

Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Nationally known comprehensive state-of-the-art Neurosurgery and spine care provider built on a center of excellence that includes evaluation, injections, minimally invasive surgery, and regenerative medicine.