What Conditions Do We Treat?

Neurosurgeons are trained to treat people with brain and spine trauma, aneurysms, hematomas, blocked arteries, chronic low-back pain, and brain and spinal cord tumors. Neurosurgeons also perform surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve, brain and spinal tumor removal surgery, and cervical and lumbar spinal surgery.

Neurologists vs. Neurosurgeons

There are considerable differences between neurologists and neurosurgeons. When it comes to medical management, however, there is also significant overlap between the two.

While both neurologists and neurosurgeons diagnose and treat conditions that involve the nervous system, neurologists don’t perform surgery. Neurologists are focused on diagnosing specific neurological conditions that can be corrected through medications or other therapies, or require close management. However, if your diagnosis exposes a physical cause for a neurological condition, a neurologist may make a referral to a neurosurgeon if surgery is needed to remove or correct the condition to improve your outcome.

  • Stroke

    Stroke, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., is an abrupt interruption of constant blood flow to the brain that causes loss of neurological function. It can be cause by a  blockage, leading to a more common ischemic stroke, or a brain bleed, leading to the more deadly, but less common, hemorrhagic stroke. […]

  • Ulnar Nerve Release Surgery

    Ulnar nerve release surgery is a procedure for cubital tunnel syndrome, a condition in which nearby tissue puts pressure on the nerve inside the inner part of your elbow. Ulnar nerve entrapment can also happen less frequently near your wrist. One of the major nerves of the arm, the ulnar nerve runs from the neck […]

  • Spinal Surgery

    Regarding the lumbar spine, we provide minimally invasive lumbar decompressions that are outpatient procedures done through small tubes using a microscope. Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat a spinal compression fracture. Spinal compression fractures occur primarily in spinal vertebrae that have been weakened by osteoporosis and typically occur in the thoracic region of the spine, which […]

  • Conservative Therapy

    What exactly is conservative therapy? Not everyone requires surgery for back pain and some conditions are simply not correctable through a surgical procedure. The majority of our patients greatly benefit from our approach to conservative therapy— a combination of physical therapy, cervical traction, non-steroidal pain management, and lifestyle modifications that can help you improve and […]

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome may occur when there is a compression of the median nerve as it passes into your hand. Located on the palm side, the median nerve provides feeling to your thumb, index, middle, and part of your ring finger. Carpal tunnel syndrome can occur in one, or both, of your hands. Swelling of […]

  • Cervical Spine Surgery (Neck)

    Cervical Spine Surgery to Relieve Neck Pain If conservative treatment, which is usually the first option for treating neck pain, is not relieving your suffering caused by herniated or ruptured discs, spinal stenosis, facet degeneration, or spondylolisthesis, you may need to consider cervical spine surgery. The most common procedure to treat herniated cervical discs is […]

  • Brain Tumor Removal Surgery

    Brain tumors are abnormal growths in the brain, for which the main treatment is often a tumor resection. Tumors of the brain can be surgically resected several different ways, with the approach depending on the type of tumor, its location, and its size, along with other identifying factors. The most common brain tumor surgeries: Craniotomy An […]

  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing)
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipping vertebra, congenital or acquired)
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (sciatic nerve compression)
  • Low back pain
  • Thoracic disc disease (degenerative)
  • Thoracic spinal stenosis
  • Thoracic disc herniation
  • Cervical disc herniation
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • Aneurysm
  • Tumors
  • Arteriovenous malformations (abnormal blood vessel tangles in brain)
  • Subdural hematoma (collection of blood outside the brain)
  • Epidural hematoma (bleeding between brain’s outer membrane and the skull)
  • Intraparenchymal hematoma
  • Chiari malformation
  • Compression fractures
  • Communicating hydrocephalus
  • Non-communicating hydrocephalus
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus