Spine Surgeon Graham J. Mouw

Chairman of Neurosurgery and Program Director at Larkin Palm Springs Campus


Dr. Mouw is a leading authority in minimally invasive, motion preservation spinal surgery and restoration and founder of the Motion Spine Institute at Larkin. He is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon with extensive experience in treating degenerative spine diseases and traumatic injuries causing back pain, neck pain, and radiating pain to the shoulders, arms, legs, and extremities. 

Graham Mouw Spinal Surgery

Motion Preservation Spinal Surgery

Dr. Mouw's dedication to helping people suffering from chronic pain has led him to develop and patent ground-breaking techniques and technologies such as the world’s first patent for lamina implant and method; now approved by the FDA for laminoplasty. Laminoplasty allows the spine to be reconstructed over many levels and retain full motion. He is a leading expert in artificial disc replacement which restores the spine to a natural state without the need for fusion. Dr. Mouw also uses Computer Assisted Spinal Surgery using an intraoperative CT (Airo) to provide the best and safest possible outcomes for patients.

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What procedures does Dr. Mouw perform?

  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Stabilization
  • Microsurgery

What are the benefits of these procedures compared to traditional fusion methods?

  • Quicker recovery time
  • Greater range of motion
  • Lower rate of subsequent or failed surgery
  • Higher overall composite clinical success scores
  • Better clinical outcomes in Visual Analog Scale (VAS) of Neck and Arm Pain Score, Neck Disability Index (NDI), and Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire

Available From Monroe To Miami-Dade County

Dr. Mouw has offices across South Florida, making it convenient for patients to see him without the burden of traveling long distances. If you are experiencing back, neck, or radiating pain you can trust that with Dr. Mouw you’ll receive honest advice, personalized care, and unparalleled expertise. Call or contact us today to see his next availability. Take a look at his offices to see which one is near you:

For more information call us at 305 830-0730

South Miami Office
7000 SW 62nd Ave Suite 600, South Miami, FL 33143

Hialeah Office
1435 West 49th Place Suite 402, Hialeah, FL 33012

Key West Office
1111 12th St #110, Key West, FL 33040

The Future of Neurosurgery

Dr. Mouw’s mission encompasses training the next generation of neurosurgeons, education, and research. As Chairman of Neurosurgery and Program Director at Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus, Dr. Mouw seeks to transfer his extensive knowledge of neurosurgery to neurosurgical residents. He also spreads his knowledge by lecturing at forums on a national and international level, appearing on national public radio and other nationally recognized networks, and publishing his research in highly regarded medical journals.

Education & Training

  • Undergrad: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Los Angeles, California) 
    • Recipient of Chancellor’s service award (honoring outstanding leadership and service)
  • Medical school: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (USC) (Los Angeles, California)
    • Graduated with Dean’s Scholar (top 10%)
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery Residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Fellowship: Spinal Reconstruction fellowship University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) (San Francisco, California)
    • Top 3 Neurosurgery programs in the US

Years of Experience

  • Over 22 years of experience


  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Career Accomplishments

  • Authored more than 30 scientific publications and presentations
  • Author of Chapter in the Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences
  • Inventor of world’s first patent for Lamina Implant and method- FDA approved 
  • Inventor of telemedicine through Apple and Google Apps

Societies & Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons


  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Florida Atlantic University