At pranaam the department of Neurosurgery has surgeons who specialize in all phases of neurological surgery for comprehensive management of brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve diseases and disorders.
The Service uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide a complete range of services for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders.
- Neurologic diseases and disorders treated by neurosurgeons.
- Brain Tumors: 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.
- Neurovascular 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.
- Pituitary Tumors and Neuroendocrine Disorders: Acromegaly, Cushing’s disease or syndrome, prolactinoma, chromophobe or nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma, and thyrotroph adenomas.
- Cranial Base Diseases: lesions affecting the base of the skull – acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannoma) and other tumors of the cranial nerves).
- Spine 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.
- Pediatric & 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.
- NeuroGenetic Diseases: inherited neurologic syndromes including neurofibromatosis type I (Von Recklinghausen’s disease) and II, tuberous sclerosis, and Von Hippel-Lindau disease.
- Trigeminal Neuralgia / Hemifacial Spasm Disorders: trigeminal neuralgia (tic doloureux) and glossopharyngeal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm (tic convulsif).
- Functional 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.
- Trauma, Emergency, Intensive Care, and General Neurosurgery: Spinal Cord and Head Trauma Center and brain disorders resulting from trauma.