Northside Hospital - Spectrum Neurosurgical Specialists joins the Northside network in Canton and Cumming

Spectrum Neurosurgical Specialists joins the Northside network in Canton and Cumming

Posted on: February 14, 2020


The physicians of Spectrum Neurosurgical Specialists have joined the Northside Hospital network. Drs. Thomas Belknap, Bart MacDonald and Charles Weaver specialize in neuro-oncology, as well as diagnosis and treatment of benign neuro tumors, complex spine issues, robotic surgery, micro neurosurgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. They have offices on the campuses of Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton and Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming. 

All three experts are dedicated to providing their patients with high quality, patient-focused care. To them, patient-focused care means concern for the comfort and convenience of patients and their caregivers. 

“I care for all of my patients as if I am treating one of my own family members,” said Dr. Belknap. “Seeing a patient get relief of pain or improvement in neurologic function brings me immense satisfaction.” 

Dr. Weaver, who has been practicing medicine in Forsyth County for nine years, agrees. “What I enjoy most about seeing patients every day is engaging with them and their families on an individual level, guiding them through treatment decisions, treatment and recovery,” he said. 

For Georgia-native and Forsyth County High School graduate Dr. MacDonald, his passion for brain tumors came about while serving as a caregiver for his father after a brain tumor diagnosis. 

“I feel that I have a unique perspective with my father’s illness to understand what the patient and the family is feeling and the anxiety that neurosurgical problems generate,” said Dr. MacDonald. “By applying the training that I have accumulated over the years, I can take that knowledge of the patient and give understanding to specific problems with solid direction and guidance for outcomes.” 

Spectrum Neurosurgical Specialists are part of the larger Northside Hospital Network, which means that patients have access to the latest imaging technology, as well as minimally-invasive surgical options, if needed. 

Offices are located on the Northside Hospital Cherokee campus, at 470 Northside Cherokee Blvd. in Canton, and on the Northside Hospital Forsyth campus, at 1505 Northside Blvd. in Cumming. More information is available at

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