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Neurosurgery

Advanced brain surgery with a patient-centered approach

Finding out you need neurosurgery can be scary. When you choose IU Health for your neurosurgical care, you’re in good hands. Our world renowned and highly skilled neurosurgery team treat all brain, spine and nerve-related conditions, including brain aneurysms, tumors, and injuries.

Our Approach to NeurosurgerySlice

At IU Health, our focus is on helping you achieve the best outcome from neurosurgery. The neurosurgery team will tailor your care to your individual situation and recovery goals. We offer new, cutting-edge non-invasive and minimally invasive programs including stereotactic surgery and radiosurgery using the gamma knife. Whether you need surgery to remove a brain tumor or are dealing with a back or neck issue, you will receive the most advanced neurosurgical care available.

When it comes to back or neck surgery, we take a conservative approach and if possible, exhaust non-surgical treatment options first. However, if you do need surgery, we use sophisticated imaging technology combined with minimally invasive techniques to ensure the accuracy of our approach and a quicker recovery time. Among the back and neck conditions we treat are spinal tumors, injuries and degenerative conditions such as scoliosis.

Neuro-oncology

Our neurosurgeons are part of IU Health’s neuro-oncology team, which also includes Indiana’s only two fellowship-trained neuro-oncologists, as well as neuropathologists and radiation oncologists. Together, the team delivers the highest level of care for patients who have been diagnosed with brain or spinal tumors.

Acoustic Neuromas

Our neurosurgeons are on the front-line of precision surgery for acoustic neuromas. Acoustic neuromas have the potential to affect a patient’s balance and hearing nerves. Large tumors that compress the brainstem are often surgically removed. They can grow quite large and affect hearing or compress the brain stem.  At IU Health, we’ve removed some of the largest of these tumors while still preserving facial function. Indiana University is part of a national clinical trial for large acoustic neuromas. We also treat many other types of skull based tumors.

Our Approach to Neurosurgery

At IU Health, our focus is on helping you achieve the best outcome from neurosurgery. The neurosurgery team will tailor your care to your individual situation and recovery goals. We offer new, cutting-edge non-invasive and minimally invasive programs including stereotactic surgery and radiosurgery using the gamma knife. Whether you need surgery to remove a brain tumor or are dealing with a back or neck issue, you will receive the most advanced neurosurgical care available.

When it comes to back or neck surgery, we take a conservative approach and if possible, exhaust non-surgical treatment options first. However, if you do need surgery, we use sophisticated imaging technology combined with minimally invasive techniques to ensure the accuracy of our approach and a quicker recovery time. Among the back and neck conditions we treat are spinal tumors, injuries and degenerative conditions such as scoliosis.

Neuro-oncology

Our neurosurgeons are part of IU Health’s neuro-oncology team, which also includes Indiana’s only two fellowship-trained neuro-oncologists, as well as neuropathologists and radiation oncologists. Together, the team delivers the highest level of care for patients who have been diagnosed with brain or spinal tumors.

Acoustic Neuromas

Our neurosurgeons are on the front-line of precision surgery for acoustic neuromas. Acoustic neuromas have the potential to affect a patient’s balance and hearing nerves. Large tumors that compress the brainstem are often surgically removed. They can grow quite large and affect hearing or compress the brain stem.  At IU Health, we’ve removed some of the largest of these tumors while still preserving facial function. Indiana University is part of a national clinical trial for large acoustic neuromas. We also treat many other types of skull based tumors.

Why IU Health for Neurosurgical CareSlice

Our neurologists and neurosurgeons are among the most highly trained physicians in Indiana, if not the entire world. Additionally, we have some of the most sophisticated technology for neurosurgeries. This means that you can have confidence in your care team knowing that we are always using the newest and best evidence-based practices for your treatment. That said, we know your care is more than the latest new instrument, which is why you have an entire team on your side to help determine the best care for you.

Perfexion Gamma Knife Therapy

For patients with brain metastases and other brain diseases, the Perfexion Gamma Knife delivers precisely-focused radiation beams to the cancerous tissue, sparing the healthy tissue. This is the only system of its kind in Indiana.

Support Services

When your surgery is complete, we offer support services including physical therapy and rehabilitation to ensure your complete recovery.

Why IU Health for Neurosurgical Care

Our neurologists and neurosurgeons are among the most highly trained physicians in Indiana, if not the entire world. Additionally, we have some of the most sophisticated technology for neurosurgeries. This means that you can have confidence in your care team knowing that we are always using the newest and best evidence-based practices for your treatment. That said, we know your care is more than the latest new instrument, which is why you have an entire team on your side to help determine the best care for you.

Perfexion Gamma Knife Therapy

For patients with brain metastases and other brain diseases, the Perfexion Gamma Knife delivers precisely-focused radiation beams to the cancerous tissue, sparing the healthy tissue. This is the only system of its kind in Indiana.

Support Services

When your surgery is complete, we offer support services including physical therapy and rehabilitation to ensure your complete recovery.

Related Services and Conditions for NeurosurgerySlice

Related Services and Conditions for Neurosurgery

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Patient Stories for Neurosurgery

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