Neurological & Spinal Surgery (NSS) associates are available for all types of neurological consultations. We also welcome self-referrals. We offer a broad range of services that include, but are not limited to:
- Minimally Invasive Neck and Back Surgery
- Complex Spine Surgery
- Brain Tumors
- Spinal Tumors
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Gamma Knife®)
- Artificial Disc
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Pituitary Tumors
- Arnold Chiari Malformation
- Intrathecal Pump Placement
- Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
Brain and Spinal Tumors
Our neurosurgeons use advanced intra-operative techniques including frame-based and frame-less stereotactic navigation, and advanced treatment for primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spine. We are also involved in developing advanced adjunctive treatment strategies and offer stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumor patients in cooperation with a radiation oncologist.
Arnold Chiari Malformation
This condition occurs when the normal spinal fluid circulation of the brain is obstructed. Obstruction results from a developmental malformation. Our surgeons can improve or stabilize symptoms in most individuals with the surgical treatment, Posterior Fossa Decompression.
Our physicians work closely with area neurologists to tailor individualized treatment for each patient. Surgical treatment includes percutaneous balloon rhizotomy microvascular decompression and Gamma Knife radiosurgery.
Minimally Invasive Neck and Back Surgery
Using the latest microscopic techniques, our physicians are able to complete the procedure with a surgical incision no larger than a band-aid and reduce recovery time to an outpatient or overnight stay.
Complex Spine Surgery
We offer a comprehensive package of spine surgery services to this region. Complex spine cases are managed by employing new and advanced techniques and instrumentation utilizing spinal navigation such as O-arm. Newer techniques include microsurgery and endoscopy, which may be appropriate for many of our patients with cervical and lumbar disc disease. Advanced instrumentation for spine fusions is employed as needed.
We implant pumps to manage chronic pain by delivering pain medication directly to the fluid surrounding the spinal nerve. This method of pain management has been seen to improve the patient’s quality of life with fewer side effects compared to oral medication. Intrathecal pumps are also used to manage chronic spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and acquired brain injury while reducing the side effects of oral medications used to treat spasticity.
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) for a Future of Pain Relief
Setting a new standard for managing chronic pain, spinal cord stimulation delivers mild electrical impulses along implanted, insulated wires, called leads, to an area near your spine. By interrupting pain signals that travel between your spinal cord and your brain, the spinal cord stimulator may help you get back to doing the everyday things you love most.