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Neurosurgery

If you or someone you love is facing a serious neurological condition, you want the best care from doctors you trust. Neurosurgery is the surgical specialty that deals with the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. SSM Health Neurosciences neurosurgeons are leaders in surgical procedures for stroke, aneurysms and more. In addition, our surgeons use non-invasive Cyberknife® radiosurgery to successfully treat what otherwise would be inoperable brain tumors with pinpoint accuracy.

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Radiosurgery

This advanced technology treats certain brain disorders with the precise delivery of high-dose radiation.

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Spine Surgery

SSM Health surgeons offer specialized expertise in a full range of open and minimally invasive spine surgeries.

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Surgical treatments for TBI aim to maintain blood flow to the brain and minimize swelling and pressure.

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State-of-the-Art Care

At SSM Health, our neurosurgeons work closely with other neuroscience colleagues, including neurologists and neuropsychologists to provide the most effective neurological care to patients, using the most advanced treatments and medical technologies available.

You may be referred to a neurosurgeon if you have:

  • Injuries of the head or spine
  • Brain or spinal tumors
  • Pinched nerves in the neck
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Aneurysms 
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Intercranial hemorrhage
  • Degenerative or congenital spine diseases
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Problems with arteries that carry blood from the heart to the brain
  • Lumbar interbody fusion (posterior or transforaminal)
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Acoustic neuroma surgery (removal of benign tumors on the hearing & balance nerves)
  • Aneurysm surgery
  • Arteriovenous malformations (defects of the circulatory system)
  • Brain tumors, including posterior fossa tumors
  • Carotid endarterectomy (surgical removal of plaque in arteries to the brain)
  • Cervical, thoracic & lumbar spine surgery
  • Cerebrovascular surgery (surgery to the arteries in the brain)
  • General neurosurgery  
  • Metastatic disease (spread of cancer cells) in the brain and spine 
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Skullbase surgery
  • Spinal surgery, including complex spine surgery & micro spine surgery
  • Spinal fusion and instrumentation (metal implants fixed to the spine)
  • Spinal reconstructive surgery resulting from tumors, injury or illness
  • Vascular neurosurgery
Contact us today to schedule an appointment, request a second opinion, or even if you simply want to learn more about the state-of-the-art technological advances and procedures we provide at SSM Health. Our exceptional team is here to help you every step of the way along your medical journey.

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