Neurosurgery Treatments and Services

Complicated surgeries of the spine and brain require expensive operating theaters that contain powerful microscopes, computer systems for navigating the intricacies of the patient's spine and brain, and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of surgical tools and implantable devices. Frequently, this means that only a few larger hospitals can afford the expertise of the best neurosurgeons.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center's Hycy and Howard Neuroscience Institute offers the best neurosurgeons, using specialized state of the art equipment right in our own community.

When surgery is required, our neurosurgeons perform:

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Spinal disc removal
  • Spinal nerve decompression
  • Spinal fusion of the neck and back
  • Craniotomy for brain tumor removal
  • Minimally invasive brain surgery
  • Endoscopic brain surgery
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • Spinal fluid shunting procedures

Care of neurosurgery patients in a hospital also requires a highly trained team of other physicians, nurses, and therapists familiar with the field and its patients. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center provides compassionate care with a multi-disciplinary team that treats the whole person through the continuum of care, while supporting their families and loved ones.

Image-Guided Neurosurgery

Advanced, computer-assisted, minimally invasive brain surgery, using stealth technology is available for intra-operative treatment of cranial tumors. This technology allows for increased precision in tissue dissection and ensures that patients benefit from the highest level of surgical intervention available.

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