The UNMC Division of Neurosurgery incorporates new technology and innovation with proven methods to provide state-of-the-art care to our patients. Our faculty perform more than 4000 adult and pediatric procedures per year. We have robust programs in cerebrovascular care (including a large endovascular program run exclusively by our neurosurgery faculty), spinal surgery, brain tumor surgery, movement disorders and epilepsy, pain, and pediatric neurosurgery.
Common Neurosurgical Procedures Performed include:
- Spinal decompression and fusion, including a variety of anterior and posterior and minimally-invasive approaches such as AxiaLIF and XLIF
- Craniotomy for benign and malignant tumors, aneurysm and other vascular abnormalities,vestibular nerve section, microvascular decompression, and treatment of epilepsy
- Endovascular therapies including aneurysm coiling, stenting for treatment of stenotic vascular disorders, and other treatments for spinal and intracranial vascular disorders
- Shunt placement and third ventriculostomy for treatment of congenital and acquired hydrocephalus
- Peripheral nerve surgery for entrapment syndromes and tumor
- Vagal nerve stimulators for epilepsy
- Deep brain stimulators for Parkinsons, tremor, and other movement disorders
- Baclofen pumps and rhizotomies for treatment of spasticity
- Spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulators for pain
- Pediatric cranial and spinal surgeries for congenital abnormalities such as craniofacial abnormalities, meningomyelocele, and tethered spinal cord
For detailed information regarding neurosurgical procedures visit the Nebraska Medical Center website.