Dr. Kenneth P. Vives, MD, FAANS, Neurosurgeon
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Dr. Kenneth P. Vives, MD, FAANS


5831 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 100 Sarasota FL, 34233



Dr. Kenneth Vives practices Neurological Surgery in Sarasota, FL. As a Neurological Surgeon, Dr. Vives prevents, diagnoses, evaluates, and treats disorders of the autonomic, peripheral, and central nervous systems. Neurological Surgeons are trained to treat such disorders as spinal canal stenosis, herniated discs, tumors, fractures, and spinal deformities, among many others.

Education and Training

Rutgers College of Engineering BS in Biochemical Engineering 1990

Yale School of Medicine MD 1995

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS)

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Dr. Kenneth P. Vives, MD, FAANS
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Areas of expertise and specialization

Stereotactic and Functional NeurosurgeryMovement Disorders SurgerySurgery for Parkinson's Disease and Essential TremorEndoscopic Pituitary SurgeryNeuro Oncologic SurgeryDegenerative Spine SurgeryNeurotraumaEpilepsy Surgerygeneral neurosurgery, including brain and spinal surgery

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Director of Advanced Neurosurgery Sarasota Memorial Hospital -
  • Director of the Section of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Yale University School of Medicine -
  • Associate Residency Program Director Yale University School of Medicine -
  • Director of Neurotrauma Yale University School of Medicine -

Professional Memberships

  • AANS - American Association of Neurological Surgeons  
  • CNS - Congress of Neurological Surgeons  
  • ASSFN - American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons  
  • WSSFN - World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosugery  
  • Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS)  
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)  

Dr. Kenneth P. Vives, MD, FAANS's Practice location

Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists

5831 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 100 -
Sarasota, FL 34233
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Dr. Kenneth P. Vives, MD, FAANS has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 12 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Neurosurgeon in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Neurosurgeon Dr. Kenneth P. Vives, who serves patients in Sarasota, Florida.

Dr. Vives, a dedicated neurosurgeon, is a valued member of the medical team at Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists in Sarasota, Florida. 

Committed to achieving optimal outcomes for his patients, he specializes in general neurosurgery, including brain and spinal surgery. Additionally, Dr. Vives focuses on stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, specializing in surgeries related to Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

Within the local medical community, he is affiliated with prominent institutions, including Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Advanced Surgery Center of Sarasota, and Sarasota Memorial Hospital, where he serves as the Director of Advanced Neurosurgery.

Joining Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists, Dr. Vives brings with him a wealth of experience gained from a distinguished education at Yale University School of Medicine. During his tenure at Yale, he maintained a comprehensive general neurosurgery practice at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven. Over a decade, he dedicated his expertise to the Sections of Epilepsy and Spine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Furthermore, he assumed key roles, including Director of the Section of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Associate Residency Program Director, and Director of Neurotrauma at Yale University School of Medicine.

Passionate about his profession, Dr. Vives is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS). The broad aim of the ABNS is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the science of neurological surgery and thereby serve the cause of public health.

In addition to being a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Dr. Vives is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons, the American Epilepsy Society, the Sarasota County Medical Society, and the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. Neurosurgeons are doctors who diagnose and treat problems with the nervous system, often by performing surgery on the brain or spine. They treat strokes, tumors, certain types of birth defects, infections, and head or spinal cord injuries.

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