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The future of neurosurgery is at
Cookeville Regional Medical

The highly-trained neurosurgeons at Cookeville Regional provide comprehensive, innovative treatment for brain, spine and central nervous system disorders.

The neurosurgical team understands that a diagnosis related to the brain or spinal cord can be overwhelming. This is why our team provides the care and support you need, including friendly faces and a compassionate approach.

Thanks to advances in spinal surgery techniques and technology, many patients now return to their normal activities much more quickly than ever before.

The neurosurgical team helps you manage and treat chronic back pain and provide a full range of treatments. They help you choose the best approach for your unique situation after a thorough consultation.

The team at Cookeville Regional provides dedicated staff and resources to spine patients and their families while they undergo treatment.

Contact Us

Tier 1 Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Institute

105 S. Willow Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38501

Meet the Experts

Joseph Jestus, MD


Tier 1 Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Institute

Walter Jermakowicz, MD, PhD


Tier 1 Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Institute

Services Offered

Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Our experts take the time to get it right. A team of specialists will listen to your needs and evaluate your condition from every angle before developing an individualized treatment plan in line with your goals.


  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior cervical corpectomy
  • Cervical laminectomy
  • Cervical foramenotomy


  • Lumbar disc microsurgery
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar foramenotomy
  • Percutaneous kyphoplasty
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery


  • Craniotomy for tumor and hematomas
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Pituitary surgery


  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar nerve release
  • Peroneal nerve release


  • Carotid endarterectomy


  • Brain tumors
  • Spinal tumors
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Chiari malformations
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Peroneal neuropathy
  • Carotid occlusive disease
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Trigeminal neuralgia