Dr. Larson is a board-certified Neurosurgeon at Coeur d’Alene Spine and Brain and a staff Neurosurgeon at Kootenai Health, a community hospital affiliated with the Mayo Clinic. He specializes in image guided brain surgery and minimally invasive robotic spine surgery.  Coeur d’Alene Spine and Brain has become one of the most reputable Neurosurgery clinics in the Pacific Northwest. We regularly see patients locally from the Pacific Northwest, nationally, and from around the world.

Coeur d’Alene Spine and Brain’s objective is to provide patients with comprehensive state-of-the-art Neurosurgery. Our board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and technologists offer you the best in evaluation and Neurosurgery and spine treatment options.

Jeffrey Larson, M.D. of  Coeur d’Alene Spine and Brain is an expert in robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgery offering you less invasive treatment options with better results and less risk than traditional open surgery.


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

Brain Conditions Treated

  • 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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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Dr. Larson Specializes in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is a very precise form of radiation therapy that focuses intense beams of gamma rays with pinpoint accuracy to treat lesions in the brain.

Despite its name, Gamma Knife surgery involves neither traditional surgery nor an actual knife. Gamma Knife radiosurgery is called “surgery” because its outcome is similar to that of a surgical procedure.


Gamma Knife Is Used To Treat Brain Tumors And A Number Of Other Neurological Disorders Including:

• Benign or malignant tumors
• Brain metastases
• Medically refractory essential tremor
• Recurrent glioblastomas
• Trigeminal neuralgia

• Vascular malformations
• Acoustic neuroma/Vestibular Schwannoma
• Pituitary tumor
• Craniopharyngioma

• Glioma
• Meningioma
• Hemangioblastoma
• Glomus jugulare tumor

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery brain surgery without the knife

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.




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.