About Us


Ashraf Guirgues, MD, leads the team at Carolinas Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, with locations in Morehead City, Swansboro, and Jacksonville, North Carolina. He is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with 17 years of experience practicing evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Guirgues received his Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a fellowship in spinal surgery with Dr. Bruce Darden at the Charlotte Spine Center in North Carolina.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

His professional interests are in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He particularly enjoys minimally invasive spinal surgery, such as microdiscectomy and minimally invasive lumbar fusion. He operates as a spinal surgeon at Carteret Health Care, Onslow Memorial Hospital and The Surgical Center of Morehead City. Dr. Guirgues is an integral part of the Carolinas Center for Joint and Spine at Carteret Health Care. He is the director of the Carolinas Center for Spine Surgery which includes a spinal surgeon, physician assistant, nurses, and physical therapists working as a cohesive team.

He previously practiced in New Hampshire before joining Carteret Surgical Associates, now Carolinas Center for Surgery, in 2006. He has completed additional training and is qualified to perform artificial disc replacement in the neck and lower back.

Dr. Guirgues lives and works in Morehead City and Jacksonville, North Carolina, with his wife and three sons. He enjoys the wonderful climate of the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. In his free time, Dr. Guirgues loves skeet shooting.

Meet Dr. Guirgues

Meet Dr. Guirgues

Our Mission

To provide you with the latest and best available spine care in order to facilitate your recovery.

Accepted Insurances

All Medicare plans and supplements and VA plans are accepted, please call the office if you would like to verify your insurance coverage.




Words from our patients

  • Google

    "My experience with Dr Guirgues was extremely positive. He is a highly skilled surgeon and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone requiring surgery."

    Jane T.
  • Google

    "He is a great physician. Dr Guirgues is very methodical when he speaks to you about what you are up against and what the pros and cons are!!"

    David H.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Guirgues has done both cervical and lumbar surgeries for me and I feel very fortunate to have a spine surgeon of his caliber in small Carteret County."

    Nancy B.
  • Healthgrades

    "DR. G is the BEST surgeon!"

    Shannon C.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Guirgues is more interested in improving my lifestyle and easing my pain than offering a quick fix."

    Judy H.
  • Vitals

    "Dr Guirgues performed a TLIF surgery on my back year ago and I couldn't be happier with the results. He is a kind and knowledgeable doctor, and skillful surgeon."

    Self-verified patient
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