Wade Ceola, md, facs, faans | Neurosurgeon




Dr. Ceola is board-certified in Neurological Surgery. He trained at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and practiced for 14 years in Springfield, Missouri at the Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute (SNSI). During his tenure at SNSI, he was principal investigator in bringing the first cervical artificial disc to FDA approval. Dr. Ceola has also been involved in numerous scientific studies including spinal joint replacement, spinal cord injury, facet replacement, and the MISTI III for minimal access evacuation of intracranial hemorrhage.


“My personal view for patient care is to treat everyone as though they are family. I treat each patient with respect and dignity. I work with patients to better understand their individual needs to better guide them to the right decision. My goal as a surgeon is to help patients regain their quality of life.”


    • Artificial cervical disc replacement
    • Artificial lumbar disc
    • Cervical fusion surgery
    • Complex spine reconstruction
    • Dorsal column stimulators
    • Minimally invasive spine surgery
    Peripheral nerve decompression (CTR and Ulnar nerve)
    • Peripheral nerve tumor
    • Sacral reconstruction
    • Scoliosis
    • SI fusions
    • Spinal fractures
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spine and spinal cord tumors
    Spine stabilization


Board Certification:
The American Board of Neurological Surgery
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR ~ Neurosurgery
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR ~ General Surgery
Medical School:
University of Arkansas for Medicine, Little Rock, AR


Natalie Arena, PA-C

Natalie has been affiliated with Valley View as a physician assistant since 2009. Her career has included specialties such as general surgery/trauma and orthopaedics. Originally from Massachusetts, she obtained her Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in 2005. She has a passion for treating patients from the first encounter through recovery.

In her spare time Natalie enjoys dirt-biking, snowmobiling, skiing, mountain biking and hiking.



In 2006 when he was riding his bike down from Vail Pass and around Lake Dillon, George had a bicycle crash that left him unconscious for around six minutes. He woke up with a cracked helmet, and plenty sore from bruises, “toe to ear,” but shook off the injuries and tried not to let the accident slow him down. “I skied all winter like I always do, but by that spring I couldn’t walk for about a week.”

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At what felt like the end of a very long road of trying to find a solution for a painful condition in her neck, Aspen resident Lisa LeMay saw an ad in the newspaper for the Brain and Spinal Center at Valley View Hospital, and met Dr. Wade Ceola.

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