UPHS-Marquette welcomes new neurosurgeon to the team

The UP Medical Group – Marquette is pleased to welcome Neurosurgeon Andrew Look, MD, to the Brain & Spine Center of the UP Health System – Marquette. Dr. Look offers specialized treatment for many neurological and spinal conditions, including back and neck pain, brain and spinal injuries, Parkinson’s and movement disorders, and other spinal disorders. Dr. Look is moving from Ohio State University’s Wexler Medical Center to the Brain & Spine Center.

Dr. Look earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology / Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before completing his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He then completed his neurosurgery residency and fellowship at the Wexler Medical Center at Ohio State University.

Dr. Look strives to achieve the best possible result for each and every patient. “My nursing philosophy is to provide timely, efficient and inexpensive care with the shortest possible recovery time so that patients can get back to doing what they love outside of the hospital,” said Dr. Look.

Dr. Look performs a cervical disc replacement / arthroplasty, a procedure in which degenerated or diseased intervertebral discs in the neck are replaced with artificial ones. “It’s a minimally invasive surgery that greatly improves patient outcomes and gets people back to normal activity in just a few weeks,” said Dr. Look. UP Health System – Marquette is currently the only hospital in the area offering disc replacement. “The procedure eliminates the need for traditional stabilization measures, so most patients are discharged from the hospital within 24 hours,” added Dr. Look.

Dr. Look works with neurosurgeons Craig Coccia, MD, and Sonia Geschwindt, MD, at the Brain & Spine Center at UP Health System – Marquette. The neurosurgery team works with neurologists, neuroradiologists and neuropsychologists to provide services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine.

“The Brain & Spine Center offers patients with injuries or diseases of the brain and spine some of the most comprehensive treatment options on the Upper Peninsula. Dr. Look brings his particular expertise to an already leading group of specialists worldwide, ”said Gar Atchison, Market President of UP Health System and CEO of UP Health System – Marquette.

Dr. Look is excited to get closer to the family and join a community that has great access to their favorite outdoor activities. namely biking, fishing and climbing. He is a self-proclaimed tinkerer and works on his own manufacturing and construction projects in his free time.