Matheus joins Southeastern Health

First Posted: 10/22/2013

LUMBERTON — Dr. Virgilio Matheus, a specialist in brain and spine surgery, has joined the medical staff of Southeastern Health and will provide care at Southeastern Spine and Pain at 106 Farmbrook Drive in Lumberton.

Matheus completed his medical degree at Universidad Central de Venezuela’s J.M. Vargas School of Medicine in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2003. He completed an internship in general surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia in 2007 and a residency in neurological surgery with a fellowship in complex spine surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.

His areas of special interests within neurosurgery include treatment of deformity correction at any level of the spine through either an open or minimally-invasive approach, treatment of brain tumors, surgery for Chiari malformations and different techniques for the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.

During the last several years, he has co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters in several publications related to spine surgery. He is also a recipient of the 2011 Synthes Award from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons for his research on spinal cord injury.

Matheus, a native of Venezuela, is fluent in English and Spanish. He and his wife, Dr. Lina M. Vargas, a vascular surgeon, plan to live in the Lumberton area.

To schedule an appointment with Matheus at Southeastern Spine and Pain, call 910-671-9298.