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Neurosurgery Treatments and Technologies

Offering the Most Advanced Neurosurgical Technologies and Procedures

Our experienced neurosurgeons provide a full spectrum of neurosurgical services for adult patients using leading-edge technologies and approaches.

Neurologic Diseases and Conditions We Treat

Our highly-skilled neurosurgeons treat a wide range of neurologic diseases and conditions, including:

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Brain and spine trauma care
  • Brain tumors
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Complex reconstructive spine surgery
  • Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs)
  • Endoscopic treatment of pituitary neoplasms
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery (degenerative and oncologic)
  • Nerve injuries
  • Peripheral nerve
  • Spine tumors and conditions
  • Trigeminal neuralgia [RSL1]

To treat these neurological conditions, OhioHealth neurosurgeons perform a range of neurosurgeries – from the most common procedures to the latest minimally-invasive, innovative techniques.

  • Cerebral angiography – a radiology procedure to examine blood flow

  • Carotid artery angioplasty/stenting – a procedure to open a narrow carotid artery

  • Endovascular coiling – the insertion of a thin, metal wire inside a brain aneurysm to block blood flow

  • Thrombolytic therapy – a procedure that utilizes medication to unblock a blood clot

  • Epilepsy treatment - may include stereotactic EEG, implants for long-term monitoring, respective surgeries, disconnection surgeries, vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) implants, responsive neurostimulator (RNS) implants

  • Surgery to remove brain tumors, pituitary tumors or spine tumors (benign or malignant)

Peripheral Nerve
  • Surgery to relieve nerve compression, repair damaged nerves or perform tumor resections

Skull Base
  • Endoscopic anterior skull base surgery – a non-invasive procedure that removes a tumor through the nose cavity rather than an incision in the skull

  • Spine fusion – a procedure to relieve pain from spinal instability 

  • Laminectomy – a procedure to relieve pain from pressure on the spinal cord caused by spinal stenosis, ruptured discs, herniated discs and related conditions.

  • Kyphoplasty – a minimally invasive procedure to repair spinal compression fractures

  • Vertebroplasty – a minimally invasive technique to relieve pain caused by compression fractures

  • Open Reduction and Internal Fixation – a surgical procedure to align the spine using X-rays and direct examination[RSL1] 


The Latest Neurosurgery Procedures Available

Innovative image guidance, brain mapping and tractography plays a major role in our neurosurgery procedures. These advanced MRI-based, non-invasive imaging techniques give our neurosurgeons the image guidance they need to be more accurate and reduce surgery time – which in turn reduces patient recovery time. Not only do we have these state-of-the-art imaging technologies, we’ve been using them for years. 

One of our newest and most advanced neurosurgery procedures — brain surgery for epilepsy — includes both non-invasive, minimally invasive and/or invasive electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring and evaluation and cortical stimulation for localization. The OhioHealth epilepsy team, which includes neurosurgeons, are on the leading-edge of providing a newer, minimally invasive procedure involving stereotactic EEG. This process allows for a much shorter recovery time – giving patients the reassurance that this less invasive procedure can have them back to their daily lives quicker and with less pain.