Nathaniel Brooks, MD

  • Spine Medicine
Nathaniel Brooks, MD


Nathaniel Brooks, MD, is a UW Health neurosurgeon. He specializes in the care and surgical treatment of people with spine disorders. These include herniated or slipped disks, tumors and spinal stenosis. Stenosis happens when the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves and spinal cord. He also treats scoliosis, an abnormal sideways spinal curvature.

As a spine specialist, Dr. Brooks performs advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and traditional open surgery. He uses the least invasive surgical method possible to treat his patients safely and effectively.

During office visits, Dr. Brooks works to learn as much as possible about his patients’ symptoms to make an accurate diagnosis. He believes that listening to his patient’s goals and concerns is critical and takes this information into account when he creates a treatment plan.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Brooks serves as an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Neurological Surgery. He researches issues surrounding traumatic spinal cord injuries and minimally invasive spine surgery.

When not treating patients, Dr. Brooks enjoys spending time with his family.

I work to correct my patients’ spine problems so they can feel better and live a happy, functional life.

Languages spoken
  • English

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Neurological Surgery
Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute, Cleveland, OH
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI

Areas of expertise

  • Adult Deformity (Scoliosis)
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lateral Recess Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Deformity Surgery (Adult)
  • Spine Disc Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Spine Fractures
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine care
  • Spondylolisthesis