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Joshua J. Wind, MD, FAANS, FACS

Board certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical options for spine and brain conditions
Dr. Joshua Wind, MD


Dr. Joshua Wind is a board-certified neurological surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and motion-preserving spine surgery, as well as minimally invasive and general brain surgery. With over a decade in clinical practice, he has focused his clinical care on helping patients address neurosurgical conditions with the least-invasive options available - allowing patients to return to active lifestyles more quickly than with traditional open surgical techniques.

Dr. Wind is now a member of Inova Medical Group, seeing patients in locations throughout Northern Virginia.

National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Johns Hopkins Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Virginia Medicine Inova Campus
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Conservative Care, Physical Therapy
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Intraoperative Navigation, Robotics, and Image Acquisition

Nonoperative & Conservative Care

For many patients, conservative treatment can help achieve excellent outcomes without undergoing surgery.  Dr. Wind strives to avoid surgery whenever possible by using multi-disciplinary nonoperative approaches to your care.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Minimally invasive surgery has become a buzz-word.  But Dr. Wind dedicates his practice towards this philosophy.  It's not just about smaller incisions, it's about surgical procedures that minimize the trauma to normal tissues on the way to the surgical target.  This includes performing a majority of spine surgery through small tubes that work in-between muscle fibers without cutting them.  Click here to learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery.  It also includes removing pituitary tumors through endoscopic approaches with no external incisions.  Click here to learn more about endoscopic pituitary tumor surgery.

Motion Preserving Spine Surgery

There are times when a fusion is needed to restore stability to the spine.  But there are also times when a fusion is not desirable.  Dr. Wind is skilled in offering the latest motion preserving spine surgery options, such as cervical and lumbar disk replacement and the TOPS procedure.  Click here to learn more about motion preserving spine surgery.

Dr. Wind employs the most up-to-date technology in surgery.  This includes image-guided navigation techniques in the brain and spine, robotic spine surgery, intraoperative CT scanning, Artificial Intellingence (AI) spine surgery planning, and patient specific spine implants.  All of these technologies complement and support the goals of safe, accurate, effective, and minimally invasive surgery.

Cutting-Edge Surgical Technology

Clinical Expertise


Castle Connolly Top Doctor
Northern Virginia Top Doctor
Washingtonian Top Doctor
Checkbook Magazine Top Doctor
Bethesda Top Doctor
Accepted Insurance Plans

As a part of the Inova Medical Group, Dr. Wind participates with most commercial and governmental insurance plans.  Click here to learn more about which plans are accepted.


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