Ben Guiot, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Ben Guiot joined South Denver Neurosurgery in August 2008. He is board certified by both the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Guiot received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa School of Medicine in Canada. He completed his neurosurgical residency training at the University of Ottawa before embarking on post graduate training in spine. Dr. Guiot completed three fellowships in spinal disorders: the first in pediatric spinal deformity in the Department of Orthopedics at McGill University in Montreal, and the other two in complex adult reconstructive surgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida. He has spent the last ten years in academic institutions in the United States devoting himself to the practice of spinal surgery.

His expertise in spine has led him to undertake the most challenging cases, often referred to him by his neurological and orthopedic colleagues. He has been an active participant in research, publishing 30 articles in peer reviewed journals as well as numerous book chapters. He also served as course director or faculty at more than 40 courses both nationally and internationally. In addition, Dr. Guiot directed the biomechanics lab and was the director of the spine fellowship program at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Guiot brings a unique skill set to spine surgery. The years of fellowship training and academic institutions have allowed him to join a very select group of individuals who can truly address a broad spectrum of spine disorders. Dr. Guiot also acts as the Medical Director of Neurosurgery at Littleton Adventist Hospital.


Meet Dr. Guiot



Doctor of Medicine - University of Ottawa School of Medicine

Internship - Ottawa Civic Hospital

Resident - University of Ottawa

Fellowship in Spinal Deformity - McGill Universoty

Fellowship in Reconstructive Spinal Surgery - University of Florida

Fellowship in Adult Neurosurgery - University of Ottawa


Professional Experience

Chief Medical Officer - minSURG Corporation

Associate Professor, Director of Spine Surgery - University of South Florida

Medical Director of Biomechanics Lab - University of South Florida

Director of Spine Cadaveric Teaching Lab - University of South Florida

Attending Neurosurgeon - Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Alliance

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery - University of Florida


Professional Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgeons – November 2003

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – August 1996

Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners (FLEX) - June 1992

Medical Council of Canada (Licentiate) – May 1989


Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Medical Council of Canada (Licentiate)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Joint Section on the Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves



Certificate of Teaching Excellence – 1996

Outstanding Resident Teacher –University of Ottawa, 1995

McKenzie Training Research Award – Canadian Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1992

CIBA Geigy Award for Highest Standing – Clinical Medicine, 1988

Merck Frosst Award for Highest Standing – Clinical Medicine, 1988



J. Inamasu and B.H. GuiotFactors Predictive of Surgical Outcome for Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Cervical Spine. J Neurosurg Sci. 2009 Sep;53(3):93

J. Inamasu and B.H. GuiotThoracolumbar Junction Injuries After Rollover Crashes: Difference Between Belted and Unbelted Front Seat Occupants. Eur Spine J. 2009 Oct;18(10):1464

T. Nichols, H.C. Sagi, T. Weber, T. and B.H. Guiot. Technical Note: An Alternative Source of Autograft Bone for Spinal Fusion: The Femur. Neurosurgery. 2008 Mar(3 Suppl 1):E179

A.S. Youssef, B.H. Guiot, K. Black and A.E. Sloan. Modifications of the Transoral Approach to the Craniovertebral Junction; Anatomical Study and Clinical Correlations. Accepted in Neurosurgery 2007

J. Inamasu, B.H. Guiot and M. Nakatsukasa. Posterior Instrumentation Surgery for Thoracolumbar Junction Injury Causing Neurologic Deficit. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2008 Jan;48(1):15-21

J. Inamasu and B.H. GuiotFlexion Distraction Injury of L1 Vertebra Treated with Short Segment Posterior Fixation and Optimesh System. J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Feb;15(2):214-8

W.M. Johnson, J. Inamasu, B.K. Yantzer, C. Papangelou and B.H. GuiotComparative in vitro biomechanical evaluation of two soft tissue defect products. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2007 Apr 5;

B.K. Yantzer, W.M. Johnson, T.B. Freeman, W.E. Lee, T. Nichols, J. Inamasu, B.H. GuiotTorsion-Induced Pressure Distribution Changes in Human Intervertebral Discs:  An In Vitro Study. Spine 2007 April 15;32(8):881-4

W.M. Johnson, T.A. Nichols, D. Jethwani and B.H. GuiotIn-vitro Biomechanical Comparison of an Anterior and Antero-lateral Lumbar Plate with Posterior Fixation Following Single Level Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. September 2007, Volume 7, Number 3; 332-36

J. Inamasu and B.H. Guiot. Thoracolumbar Junction Injuries After Motor Vehicle Collision: Are There Differences in Restrained and Non-Restrained Front Seat Occupants. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. September 2007, Volume 7, Number 3; 311-14

T. A. Nichols, B.K. Yantzer, S. Alameda, W. M. Johnson, and B.H. GuiotAugmentation of an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with an Anterior Plate versus Pedicle Screw Fixation: a Biomechanical in vitro Study. Journal of Neurosurgery:Spine March 2007 Volume 6, Number 3; 267-71.

J. Inamasu, W. Johnson, B. Yantzer, C. Papangelou, R. Hernandez, B. H. Guiot. Biomechanical Assessment of OrthADAPT™ Bioimplants: an in vitro Study. Accepted in Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B – Applied Biomaterials. January 2007

D. Sachs, J. Inamasu, E. Mendel and B.H. GuiotTransoral Vertebroplasty for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma to C2. Spine 2006 Nov 15;31 (24): E925-8.

J. Inamasu and B.H. GuiotFactors Predicitve of Surgical Outcome for Ossification of the Ligamentum Flavum of the Thoracic Spine: A Review. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine. 2006 Aug;5(2):133-9.

J. Inamasu and B.H. Guiot. Intracranial Hypotension with Spinal Pathology. Spine Journal 2006; 6 (5): 591-9

J. Inamasu, T. Nichols and B.H. GuiotVertebral Hemangioma Symptomatic During Pregnancy Treated by Posterior Decompression, Vertebroplasty and Segmental Fixation. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 2006;19:451-454

J. Inamasu, B.H. Guiot and D.C.Sachs: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: An Update On Its Biology, Epidemiology and Natural History. Neurosurgery Jun;58:1027-1039. 2006

J. Inamasu and B.H. GuiotVascular Injury and Complication in Neurosurgical Spine Surgery. Acta Neurochirurgica (Wien). Apr;148(4):375 – 387. 2006

J. Inamasu and B.H. GuiotIatrogenic Vertebral Artery Injury. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. Dec;112(6):349-57, 2005

J. Inamasu and B.H. GuiotVertebral Artery Injury After Blunt Cervical Trauma: An Update. Surg Neurol. 2006 Mar;65(3):238-45.

J. Inamasu and B.H. GuiotLaparascopic Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion; A Review of Outcome Studies. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 48: 340-347, 2005

J. Inamasu and B.H. GuiotIatrogenic Carotid Artery Injury in Neurosurgery. Neurosurgical Review 28; 239-47, 2005

F. Urdaneta, A.J. Layon, B.H. Guiot, E. Mendel: Respiratory Complications in Patients with Traumatic Cervical Spine Injuries: Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Clin Anesth. 15(5); 398-405, August 2003.

G.J. Zipfel, B.H. Guiot and R.G. Fessler: Bone Grafting. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Feb 15;14(2):e8

B.H. Guiot and E. Mendel. Expert Opinion on Kyphoplasty. Spine Online March 1, 2002.

K.R. Peters, B.H. Guiot, P.A. Martin. Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Compression Fractures: Current Practices and Evolving Techniques. Neurosurgery 2002 Nov;51(5 Suppl):S96-103

B.H. Guiot, L. Khoo and R.G. Fessler. Minimally Invasive Techniques for Decompression of the Lumbar Spine. Spine 27(4); 432-438, 2002.

B.H. Guiot and R.G. Fessler. Molecular Biology of Degenerative Disc Disease. Neurosurgery 47(5):1034-40, 2000.

S. Paquette, B. Lach, B.H. GuiotIntradural Gout Causing Radiculopathy. Neurosurgery 46(4):986-8, 2000

B.H. Guiot and R.G. Fessler. Complex Atlantoaxial Fractures: A Surgical Experience. J. Neurosurgery (Spine 2) 91:139-143, 1999



K.C. Yao, B.H. Guiot and E. Mendel. Anterior Thoracolumbar Instrumentation. In AANS Operative Atlas, 2nd Edition: Spine and Peripheral Nerves. Wolfla and Resnick (eds.) Thieme

J. Inamasu, S.S. Liu and B.H. Guiot. Management and Evaluation of Spine Trauma. In American Association of Orthopedic Surgery Update.

B. Figueroa, B.H. Guiot and E. Mendel. Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology of Normal and Degenerating Intervertebral Discs. In Rengechary, S.S, Maciunas, R.J and Wilkins, R.H. (eds.) Neurosurgery. McGraw Hill

E. Mendel, S.J. Hentschel and B.H. Guiot. Injuries to the Cervical Spine. In Rengechary, S.S, Maciunas, R.J and Wilkins, R.H. (eds.) Neurosurgery. McGraw Hill

B.H. Guiot and E. Mendel. Degenerative Sponylolisthesis. In Rengechary, S.S, Maciunas, R.J and Wilkins, R.H. (eds.) Neurosurgery. McGraw Hill

D. Lin and B.H. Guiot. Basic Neurophysiology. In Layon, A.J. (eds.) A Textbook of Neurointensive Care. WB Saunders Company

C.I. McKay and B.H. Guiot. Cervical Foraminotomy. In Fessler, R.G. and Sekhar, L.H.(eds) Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. Thieme.

J. Sinclair and B.H. Guiot. Posterior Cervical Discectomy. In Fessler, R.G. and Sekhar, L.H.(eds) Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. Thieme.

A.K. Frempong-Boadu, S. Paquette and B.H. Guiot. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Thoracic Spine. In Batjer, H. and Loftus, C. (eds) Textbook of Neurological Surgery. Lippincott-Raven Publishers.

A. Modha and B.H. Guiot. Intradural Extramedullary Tumor Resection of the Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Spine. In Fessler, R.G. and Sekhar, L.H. (eds) Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. Thieme.

B.H. Guiot and R.G. Fessler. Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy. In Sinha, KK and Chandra, P (eds). Advances in Clinical Neurosciences. Ranchi India: The Catholic Press, 1998.

D. Kim, B.H. Guiot, R.G. Fessler. Principles of Spinal Fixation, Fusion and Motion Segment Preservation. In Crockard, A (ed); Neurosurgery, The Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice. 1998.

B.H. Guiot and R.G. Fessler. Endoscopic Discectomy. In Kaye, AH and McL.Black, P (eds): Operative Neurosurgery. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1997.