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Maxwell B. Merkow

Maxwell B. Merkow

MD

Cardiology & Internal Medicine
Neurological Surgery
Antioch office
Sinus Center office
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925-623-5156
Walnut Creek office
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We are very saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. Jalilie. New patients will see Dr. Kar during this difficult transition in our office.
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Currently Not Accepting New Patients
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ALERT: As of July 12th we will be moving to 575 Lennon Lane, Walnut Creek, 94598

Affiliations

John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center

Sub-specialties

Spine Surgery

About

Dr. Maxwell Merkow is a neurosurgeon with East Bay Brain & Spine Medical Group, a division of BASS Medical Group. He specializes in minimally invasive/endoscopic approaches for common and complex spinal disorders as well as brain and pituitary tumors. Dr. Merkow treats Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor with deep brain stimulation devices, and he alleviates facial pain via microvascular decompression and stereotactic radiosurgery. His practice also includes the management of cerebral aneurysms.

Dr. Merkow believes in educating his patients in order to help them make well-informed decisions. He aims to maximize function, avoid surgery when possible, and to minimize recovery time so that his patients get back to their activities as quickly as possible. Using clear explanations and conversation, Dr. Merkow takes great pride in guiding patients through stressful times in their lives. After receiving his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Merkow, completed a seven-year residency in neurological surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

As a postdoctoral research fellow he studied the brain rhythms that underpin human memory and the effect of direct brain stimulation on memory. His research, also completed at the University of Pennsylvania, appeared in the journals Science and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among others. Dr. Merkow also completed a clinical fellowship at Wellington Public Hospital in New Zealand. Dr. Merkow practices in Walnut Creek and is affiliated with BASS Medical Group. He has privileges at John Muir Medical Center’s Walnut Creek Campus.

Conditions Treated

  • Alternative and second opinions in surgical and non surgical conditions
  • Anal Abscess/Fistula
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Bleeding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ostomy
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon & Rectum 
  • Pruritis - ani / anal itching 
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Conditions Treated

  • Alternative and second opinions in surgical and non surgical conditions
  • Anal Abscess/Fistula
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Bleeding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ostomy
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon & Rectum 
  • Pruritis - ani / anal itching 
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Conditions Treated

  • Alternative and second opinions in surgical and non surgical conditions
  • Anal Abscess/Fistula
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Bleeding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ostomy
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon & Rectum 
  • Pruritis - ani / anal itching 
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

Medical School: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internship: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
Residency: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
Fellowship: Wellington Hospital in New Zealand

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Main Office

130 La Casa Via Building 2 Suite 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Affiliations

John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center

Sub-specialties

Spine Surgery

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