Skull Base and Neurovascular Surgery

Lovelace Neuroscience Center

Facial Pain Center


About Dr. Bryniarski

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      Dr. Mark Bryniarski was born and raised in Cracow, Poland. After completing his medical school in Poland, at the renowned Jagiellonian University, he came to the United States. He was trained as a neurologist in Albuquerque, NM, and as a neurosurgeon in Kansas City, KS. After his neurosurgical training, he completed a fellowship in skull base and cerebrovascular surgery at the Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group (now Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine), in Indianapolis, IN, under Dr. Troy Payner. Between 2006 and 2009 he practiced neurosurgery in Denver metropolitan area where he successfully developed his practice with special emphasis on skull base approaches, brain and spinal cord tumors, transsphenoidal approaches, trigeminal neuralgia, and other facial pain syndromes, and vagal nerve stimulation. He worked closely with Dr. John Oro, former Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, acquiring skills in Chiari malformations. His armamentarium of skills includes: brain tumor surgery (including skull base approaches), transsphenoidal pituitary surgery, brain endoscopy, head and spinal trauma, microvascular decompression, awake craniotomies with brain mapping, stereotactic brain surgery, laser brain surgery, and Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery. He also has significant experience in spine surgery, including anterior and posterior spinal instrumentation, robotic spine surgery, and artificial discs.


      In the next step of his career in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dr. Bryniarski developed a very strong brain tumor program with cooperation with the Oncology Group at the Cyber Knife Center, and ENT Group for treatment of pituitary tumors. In the NeuroPain Center he treated numerous ailments related to pain, including vascular conflicts in the posterior fossa causing trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and others. 


      In March of 2016 Dr. Bryniarski joined Lovelace Medical Group in Albuquerque, NM. Over the years, he has built a premier neurosurgical center with the only Gamma Knife in the state of New Mexico, outstanding Oncology Department, Neurology Group, with highly sophisticated equipment in the operating theater. The whole team operates right now under the shield of Lovelace Neuroscience Center.

      In 2019 Dr. Bryniarski was appointed to the faculty at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor at Burrell College of Medicine located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Areas of Expertise

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

Hemifacial Spasm


What Causes TN?

TN is associated with a variety of conditions. It can be caused by a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve as it exits the brain...