Treating Complex Disorders of the Central Nervous System

Our highly skilled neurosurgeons are leading experts in the field and are dedicated to offering our patients the highest quality care. Our interdisciplinary teams of surgical and medical professionals carefully evaluate each and every one of our patients. We then give them the best available treatment options based on their diagnosis.


Trigeminal Neuralgia

For patients with trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic nerve pain condition that commonly affects the face, we use the following surgical procedures.

  • Microvascular decompression — We use this technique to remove the blood vessel that's compressing the trigeminal nerve.
  • Percutaneous rhizotomy — A small needle is inserted into the trigeminal nerve and damages it so the nerve can no longer send pain to the brain.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) — This technique uses a targeted beam of radiation to damage the nerve root and stop it from sending pain signals to the brain. 


For patients with epilepsy, a wide-variety of surgical techniques are used to diagnose and potentially cure seizures. Commonly used techniques include:

  • the placement of monitoring electrodes,
  • the focused removal of tissue causing seizures, and 
  • vagus nerve stimulation, which sends regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to a nerve in the neck.

Movement Disorders

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a functional neurosurgery procedure used to improve the movement capabilities of patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.

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