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Neurosurgery is the highly specialized field that covers conditions affecting the spinal cord, spinal column, brain and peripheral nerves. Neurosurgeons receive some of the most extensive training of any medical specialists and are the only physicians trained in the treatment of the entire spine, including the spinal cord and all its surrounding structures. Though neurosurgery is primarily a surgical field, the majority of back and neck problems do respond to conservative treatments including individualized exercise programs, physical therapy, weight control, anti-inflammatory medications, electrotherapy, physical rehabilitation and reduced activity.
We will carefully assess your individual condition and only recommend surgery if we see both imaging and clinical evidence to support that recommendation, and only after all conservative treatments have been exhausted.
If we do recommend surgery, you can take comfort in knowing that we have successfully performed hundreds of operations and keep current in the latest advances. We have surgical expertise in a full range of neurosurgical and neuro/spinal conditions including:
- Disc herniation
- Disc degeneration
- Spinal stenosis
- Traumatic spinal injury
- Spinal deformity
- Brain and spinal tumors
- Strokes, aneurysms, and vascular malformations
- Acoustic neuromas
Treatment for many of these conditions has been revolutionized in recent years with advances like minimally invasive spine surgery, computer-guided surgery, “Gamma knife” radiosurgery, microsurgery, endoscopic procedures and pain management programs.
Oakwood’s neurosurgeons are highly skilled, board-certified professionals dedicated to the best treatment possible for our patients. We offer a complete range of conventional neurosurgical procedures, focusing on the most complex conditions to support the least invasive surgical approach and the greatest level of recovery.
Neurosurgical procedures performed at Oakwood include: