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Neurosurgery

neurosurgeryOur board-certified neurosurgery physicians have extensive medical training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, illnesses and injuries involving the nervous system and its surrounding support structures. There is a longer training period for neurosurgeons than any other medical specialty because of the complexity of the nervous system and its functions. Our neurosurgery physicians have the highest level of knowledge and mastery in the latest techniques and technologies in the neurosurgery practice.

While our neurosurgeons are trained to perform complex surgeries in the spine and brain, often a progressive approach is prescribed involving non-surgical or conservative treatment options first. If surgery is indicated as the best solution, our physicians provide the most advanced, high-quality care available.

The various conditions involving the nervous system include the brain, the skull, the spinal cord, the actual nerves, the bones of the spine, spinal disks as well as ligaments, blood vessels and protective coverings that offer support to the nervous system. Neurological conditions may develop from degenerative conditions, abnormal development from birth, physical or traumatic injury, infection, cancer, disorders of function (e.g. epilepsy) or other medical conditions or diseases. They can be common and life threatening, such as strokes and brain tumors, or less harmful—although debilitating—such as tension headaches and sleep disorders.

Conditions treated by a Neurosurgeon:

  • Brain tumors, spine and spinal cord tumors and skull tumors;
  • Spine conditions including bulging discs, ruptured discs, slipped vertebrae, arthritic bone or fractures;
  • Nerve injuries including nerve compression, nerve injuries causing numbness or weakness in the face, arm, hand or leg;
  • Neurovascular disorders including aneurysms, strokes and vascular malformations;
  • Brain disorders including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, hydrocephalus and malformations involving the brain from birth;
  • Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

Our neurosurgery physicians will work with you to give you an overall view of your nervous system,  conditions and symptoms and the best possible treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcome.