Also known as neurological surgery, neurosurgery is a specialty within the neuroscience and surgery fields that focuses on the treatment or management of neurological conditions that affect a person’s nervous system such as disorders of the:
- Brain and its surrounding structures like blood vessels and the skull
- Meninges (the membranes that cover brain and spinal cord)
- Spinal cord and spinal column (bone structure)
- Cranial and spinal nerves
Surgical interventions for the numerous diseases and conditions of the nervous system are performed by neurosurgeons, physicians that have specialized surgical training for neurological conditions. Some common diseases or conditions managed by neurosurgeons may include:
- Benign and malignant brain tumors
- Blood vessel conditions such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, or stroke
- Nerve disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia
- Conditions affecting the spine including spinal stenosis, herniated discs, tumors, fractures, and spinal deformities. Learn more about conditions that affect the spine (back and neck) and available treatment options.
Within our health system, we also have several hospital locations with programs dedicated to the treatment of neurological conditions:
- The Neuroscience Institute at Morton Plant Hospital
- The Stroke and Neuroscience Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital
Both Morton Plant Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital utilize the latest advances technology for neurosurgical patients, including intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI). This sophisticated imaging technology is used by neurosurgeons during procedures, allowing our doctors to take the highest quality imaging studies as they operate.
At BayCare, our highly-skilled neurosurgeons can provide a wide variety of treatment options for treatment of neurological conditions. Need a referral to a neurosurgeon? Contact us at (888) 906-8935 or find a physician online.