Neurosurgery - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Neurosurgery

Experienced Care, Advanced Techniques

Crozer-Keystone’s highly-skilled, board-certified neurosurgeons perform intricate surgery of the brain and spine, and evaluate and treat tumors and processes that modify the function or activity of the nervous system. They use the latest, minimally invasive surgical technologies – including  neuronavigation – as well as cervical spine fusion and kyphoplasty to minimize the impact on patients. They also perform operative procedures to help patients manage pain.

Advanced, Minimally Invasive Procedures

When neurological surgery is the recommended treatment for a brain, spine or nervous system condition, you want experienced, board-certified surgeons who are also a part of a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals. You also want a reputable neurosurgery team that uses the most advanced, minimally-invasive procedures and techniques. With Crozer-Keystone's neurosurgeons, you get all of this and more.

Our neurosurgeons use the latest, minimally invasive surgical technologies and techniques to treat conditions of the spine, the brain and the nervous system.These conditions commonly include herniated discs, spinal stenosis, myelopathy, spondylosysis, carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve problems, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, trigeminal neuralgia and many others.

Among the more advanced, minimally invasive procedures our neurosurgeons perform is to treat pituitary tumors. During the minimally invasive procedure known as Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal surgery, the neurosurgeon uses computer guidance and endoscopic vision to remove the pituitary tumor without disruption of normal sinus and septal structures. Patients may go home as early as the next day. The traditional surgical procedure uses a skin incision under the lip and removal of a large portion of the nasal septum so that the surgeon can see the area using a microscope. This procedure would require a five to six-day hospital day.

Crozer-Keystone offers comprehensive neuro-oncology services with a collaboration with Philadelphia CyberKnife® in Havertown, PA. Our neurosurgeons collaborate with a range of other specialists, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologist, neurologists, radiologists, psychologists and more to diagnose and care for patients with tumors of the brain and spine.

A Multidisciplinary Team

Crozer-Keystone neurosurgeons are part of a multidisciplinary team of  top-notch medical professionals, including oncologists, neurologists, radiation therapists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat specialists), psychologists and rehabilitation professionals to help you heal.

Conditions of the Nervous System

The nervous system, including the brain, peripheral nerves and spine - is the central processor of the body. The quality of your life - your ability to think, move, talk, eat and breathe - depends on the proper functioning of this delicate, intricate system. When conditions of the nervous system affect a person's quality of life and cause pain and loss of function - the skilled hands of a neurosurgeon can help.

Spine

Most spinal procedures can now be performed with minimally invasive and image-guided techniques. Our neurosurgeons care for:

  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Subluxation (when vertebrae of th spine become misplaced)
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Herniated Discs - Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar
  • Synovial Cysts
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spinal Fusions
  • Articial Discs/Motion Preservation
  • Compression Fractures, including Kyphoplasty and Vetebrosplasty
  • Chiari Malformation

Neuro-Oncology

Most tumor surgeries are done with minimally invasive techniques. Our neurosurgeons care for:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Glioma/Glioblastoma Multiforme
    • Astrocytoma
    • Oligodendroglioma
    • Ependymoma
  • Lymphoma, Brain or Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Acoustric Neuroma
  • Brain Metastases/Secondary Brain Tumors
  • Pituitary Region Tumors (most are treated using endoscopic procedures)

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Our neurosurgeons care for:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors

Other Procedures

  • Syringomyelia
  • Shunt insertion for normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Hemorrhage (intracranial, subarachnoid, subdural) resulting from cavernous malformations and stroke
  • Stroke
  • Cranial Nerve Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuraglia/Tic Douloureux
  • Hemifacial Spasm

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