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Dane J. Donich
Paul W. Hartzfeld
Donich Neurosurgery & Spine
3378 W. Market St.
Fairlawn, OH 44333
T 330-576-3500
F 330-576-3900

Paul W. Hartzfeld sees patients at the the main office listed above in addition to following offices:


Medina Office
Summa - Lake Medina Building
3780 Medina Rd, Suite 300
Medina Ohio 44256


Mercy Medical Center
Medical Office Building
1330 Mercy Drive NW
Suite 420
Canton, OH 44708

Hospital Privileges

Both Dane J. Donich & Paul W. Hartzfeld have privileges at these hospitals:

  • Summa Akron City Hospital
  • Medina Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Western Reserve Hospital

Nurse Practitioners

  • Shannon Powers, CNP
  • Sonja Guilda, CNP
  • Jessica Herraiz, CNP
  • Jennifer Tucholski, CNP

Dane J. Donich M.D.

About Our Practice

If you have found this website you (or a family member) probably have been experiencing symptoms related to a brain or spinal problem. Likely, you have many questions regarding your condition and seek a definitive treatment to end the problem and restore your health. This website will hopefully provide some answers and serve as an introduction to my practice as a Neurosurgeon. As this website is developed we will fill it with information to help you gain a better understanding of your condition and your treatment options.

Commonly treated diagnoses in my practice include: Disc herniation, disc bulge/protrusion, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the passage for nerves), spondylosis (arthritis), myelopathy (compression of the spinal cord), spondylolisthesis (subluxation), radiculopathy (pain in the arm or leg), sciatica (pain in the leg), osteophyte (bone spur), failed back syndrome (prior unsuccessful surgery). These are all conditions affecting the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back) or lumbar (low back) spine. Some additional diagnoses include: malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) tumors of the brain or spine, recent head injury including subdural hematoma, epidural hematoma, intracerebral hemorrhage, skull fracture, concussion, cerebral contusion (bruise to the brain). Other diagnosis include: hydrocepahlus (brain fluid accumulation), trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain) and Chiari malformation. I also treat many other conditions not listed here.

I have greatly enjoyed taking care of many neurosurgical patients over the past twelve plus years. During this time, significant clinical and technological advances have resulted in greatly improved patient outcomes for the neurosurgical patients throughout the region. Since my start as a Neurosurgeon in 1998, area hospitals have implemented the use of frameless stereotactic (computer assisted surgery) intraoperative guidance for cranial and spinal surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery (computer guided focused radiation) for treatment of brain and spine disorders, as well as the implementation of numerous minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, use of programmable shunts and many other advances.

My philosophy in the treatment of patients is to attempt to avoid surgery and utilize non-surgical (conservative) measures whenever possible. It is nice to know however, we now have treatment options including surgical and nonsurgical measures that rival those of even the largest hospitals in the nation. It is my goal that should you need surgery, it be done in such a manner as to minimize any incision and to result in as little discomfort with the fastest recovery possible utilizing the best minimally invasive options available. We have made significant and dramatic strides in the treatment of spinal disorders, brain and spine trauma, intracranial hemmorhage, treatment of primary and metastatic malignancies (cancerous tumors), benign tumors (non-cancerous) and in reducing the invasiveness of brain/spine surgery.

Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, I am a Board Certified Neurosurgeon having practiced at hospitals in Akron-Canton area since completing my residency more than twelve years ago. I attended medical school at NEOUCOM (1992) and my residency at the Cleveland Clinic. I am faculty at NEOUCOM and have been teaching medical students and residents for the past 12 years as well as being published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Area physicians have entrusted me with treatment of their neurosurgical patients. I have performed approximately 6000 surgeries—more than any other Neurosurgeon in our region over the past twelve year time frame. My results and patient outcomes have proven to be superior to national and regional standards for patients undergoing brain, cervical (neck), thoracic (midback) and lumbar (low back) surgeries.

My practice is founded on the belief that in order to help people we must provide excellent service maintain careful attention to detail and keep you well informed. Should you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to call me or email me on this website. I look forward to continuing to provide the best neurosurgical care.

To schedule appointments for Fairlawn, Medina or University Hospitals Portage Medical Center offices please call 330.576.3500


Dane J. Donich M.D.
Board Certified Neurosurgeon