Dr. Serak is a neurosurgeon with a focus on the treatment of spinal disorders. He is specifically interested in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), which minimizes damage to the muscle surrounding the spine and preserves normal parts of the spine. This results in patients spending less time in the hospital after surgery, less narcotic pain medication and faster return to work/normal activities when compared to non-minimally invasive techniques. He utilizes cutting edge technology including robotic spine surgery and endoscopic spine surgery. Dr. Serak also has a strong interest in spinal trauma, traumatic head injury and concussion, and treats patients at level I and level II trauma centers in Denver. Additionally, he has experience in the surgical treatment of movement disorders, including Parkinson Disease, as well as treatment of patients with concurrent PD and spinal issues such as spinal stenosis and spinal cord compression and injury.
Dr. Serak graduated from Wabash College, a small liberal arts school in Indiana, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry. He then attended Georgetown University, receiving a Master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics. Dr. Serak attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed residency in Neurosurgery as well as a fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital/Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL. Dr. Serak currently practices Neurosurgery in Denver, CO. Throughout his career, he has been involved with research in the neurosciences, including research into neural development, genetics and epigenetics of neurons, mapping of neural pathways and clinical neurosurgical research. This research has produced a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals.