Procedures

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

Schedule an appointment
To schedule an appointment with one of our neurosurgeons, please call the surgery clinic of the Nebraska Medical Center at 402-559-8600.

For detailed information regarding neurosurgical procedures visit the Nebraska Medical Center website.

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