Malignant tumors of the brain, spine,
and peripheral nerves. Benign
tumors including meningioma, epidermoid,
dermoid, hemangioblastoma, colloid cyst,
subependymal giant cell astrocytoma, pleomorphic
xanthoastrocytoma, and craniopharyngioma.
Diseases: Aneurysms and arteriovenous
malformations (AVMs) as well as other neurovascular
problems of the brain and spinal cord. Carotid
endarterectomy to prevent stroke, transient
ischemic attack or TIA.
Tumors ~ Neuroendocrine Disorders:
Pituitary and hypothalamic disorders including
acromegaly, Cushing's disease or syndrome,
prolactinoma, chromophobe or nonfunctioning
pituitary adenoma, and thyrotroph adenomas.
Base Diseases: lesions affecting
the base of the skull - acoustic neuromas
(vestibular schwannoma) and other tumors
of the cranial nerves).
and Peripheral Nerve Disorders:
Neurosurgical evaluation of neck and back
pain, nerve compression syndromes, peripheral
nerve (including nerve compression such
as carpal tunnel syndrome) , herniated intervertebral
discs, and spinal cord compression syndromes
and spine surgery.
& Developmental Disorders: brain
and spinal tumors, surgery of developmental
anomalies including tethered spinal cord,
spina bifida, syringomyelia, myelomeningocele,
hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, lipoma,
dermal sinus, encephalocele, aqueductal
stenosis, myeloschisis, lipomyelomeningocele,
split cord malformation, diastematomyelia,
Klippel-Feil syndrome, CSF shunts, Dandy-Walker
cyst, and Arnold-Chiari malformation.
Diseases: inherited neurologic syndromes
including neurofibromatosis type I (Von
Recklinghausen's disease) and II, tuberous
sclerosis, and Von Hippel-Lindau disease.
Neuralgia / Hemifacial Spasm Disorders:
trigeminal neuralgia (tic doloureux) and
glossopharyngeal neuralgia and hemifacial
spasm (tic convulsif).
Neurologic Disorders: Parkinson's
disease, obsessive compulsive disorder,
cancer-related- and chronic-pain syndromes,
thalamotomy for disabling tremor and epilepsy
surgery for the surgical treatment of
medically refractory seizures.
Emergency, Intensive Care, and General Neurosurgery:
Spinal Cord and Head Trauma Center and
brain disorders resulting from trauma.
Other resources for patients and families
related to neurosurgical diseases
and disorders treated by neurosurgeons.