Dr. Jon Graham is a board-certified neurosurgeon, specializing in cranial and spine surgery for the treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disease. Dr. Graham has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has participated in several research studies and lectures, and he has written numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications and journals on neurosurgery and spine surgery.
Dr. Graham received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Michigan State University and his Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and then continued on to complete his fellowship training at the National Institute of Neurological, Communicative Disorders and Strokes in Bethesda, Md.
Dr. Graham has a private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii with hospital privileges at Queen's Medical Center, Kuakini Medical Center, Straub, North Hawaii Community Hospital and Honolulu Spine Center. Dr. Graham is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and Hawaii Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Graham is trained and specializes in the XLIF® procedure, a minimally invasive approach to accessing the spine. This procedure allows lateral access to the spine without having to move back muscles, bones or nerves and allows for more complete disc removal and spinal reconstruction when compared to the traditional procedure. This results in quicker patient recovery, shorter hospital stays and excellent patient outcomes. The XLIF procedure includes the use of NVJJB, a technologically advanced nerve monitoring system. NVJJB helps make spine surgery safe, reliable and reproducible, increasing patient safety by putting control back in the hands of the surgeon. Dr. Graham believes that this surgery, along with all other surgeries, should only be performed after the patient has undergone all of the conservative treatments with no success.