UPHS welcomes neurosurgeon, Dr. Look
MARQUETTE — UP Health System – Marquette is welcoming neurosurgeon, Andrew Look, MD, to the Brain & Spine Center at UP Health System – Marquette. Look offers specialized care for many neurological and spinal conditions, including back and neck pain, brain and spinal injuries, Parkinson’s and movement disorders, and other disorders of the spine. Dr. Look joins the Brain & Spine Center from the Wexler Medical Center of Ohio State University.
Look earned a bachelor of science degree in biology/neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before completing his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He went on to fulfill his neurosurgery residency and fellowship at the Wexler Medical Center at Ohio State University.
Look seeks to achieve the most optimal outcome possible for each unique patient, officials said.
“My care philosophy is to provide timely, efficient, cost-effective care with the shortest recovery time possible, so patients can get back to doing what they love outside of the hospital,” Look said in a news release.
Look will perform cervical disc replacement/arthroplasty, a procedure that replaces degenerated or diseased discs in the neck with artificial ones.
“It’s a minimally-invasive surgery that greatly improves patient outcomes and gets people back to their regular activity in just a few weeks,” Look said. “UP Health System – Marquette is currently the only hospital in the area that offers cervical disc replacement. “The procedure eliminates the need for traditional stabilization measures, so most patients are discharged from the hospital within 24 hours.”
Look joins neurosurgeons Craig Coccia, MD, and Sonia Geschwindt, MD, in the Brain & Spine Center at UP Health System – Marquette. The neurosurgery team works alongside neurologists, neuroradiologists, and neuropsychologists to provide services for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for injuries and diseases of the brain and spine.
“The Brain & Spine Center provides some of the most extensive treatment options in the Upper Peninsula for patients suffering from injury or illness of the brain and spine. Dr. Look brings his own particular expertise to an already world-class group of specialists,” said Gar Atchison, market president of UP Health System and CEO of UP Health System – Marquette, in the release.
Look is happy to be moving closer to family and joining a community with excellent access to his favorite outdoor activities; namely cycling, fishing, and rock climbing. He is a self-described tinkerer and works on his own fabrication and engineering projects in his spare time.
Look will see patients in Marquette, Newberry, and Sault Ste. Marie. Appointments may be made by calling 906-449-3620.
For more information about Look or the neurosurgery program at UP Health System – Marquette, visit https://www.mgh.org/find-a-doctor/andrew-look-md.