Neurosurgery Services

Experience. Collaboration. Innovation. They're cornerstones of medical excellence.

The UT Southwestern Department of Neurological Surgery is a recognized leader in comprehensive management of brain and spinal conditions, disorders, and injuries. U.S. News & World Report ranks our neurosurgery care among the top in the nation and the highest in North Texas.

Ranked well for patient services, survival and more
Ranked well for patient services, survival and more

Nationally Ranked

The Neurosciences Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center is recognized as high-performing, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014–15 annual report on the nation's best hospitals.

Our program is led by world-renowned experts in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. At UT Southwestern, our neurosurgeons collaborate with specialists in neurology, neuro-oncology, interventional radiology, pathology, neurocritical care, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. By combining the talents of our surgeons with nonsurgical specialists and researchers, we offer access to the latest innovative treatments in one of the most rapidly advancing fields of medicine.

Our neurosurgeons are affiliated with three Centers dedicated to improving treatment for both inpatients and outpatients.

The Centers include:

Neurological surgeons on our faculty are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating both common and complex neurosurgical problems. Our neurosurgeons are fellowship-trained in their chosen area of subspecialization.

The areas of specialization include:

Cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery
Treating aneurysms, intracranial stenosis, stroke, and other blood vessel abnormalities
Complex spine surgery
For degenerative disorders of the bones and discs of the spine
Surgery of the craniocervical junction
For disorders where the bones of the spine meet the base of the skull, and where the spinal cord meets the brain
Minimally invasive neurosurgery
Using image-guided technology to treat disorders of the brain and spine with specifically designed instrumentation
Neuro-oncology
Offering comprehensive treatment of malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord
Peripheral nerve surgery
Offering relief for carpal tunnel syndrome and other peripheral nerve disorders
Radiosurgery
Using the Gamma Knife or CyberKnife to treat tumors and other disorders involving the brain and spine with precisely focused beams of radiation
Skull base surgery
Treating tumors of the skull base, often in conjunction with surgeons in otolaryngology and ophthalmology
Surgery for treatment of epilepsy
Surgical removal of an epileptic focus in the brain with the collaboration of the UT Southwestern team of epileptologists (specialized neurologists focusing on the treatment of epilepsy)
Stereotacticand functional neurosurgery
Providing the latest advances for epilepsy, movement disorders, and pain, including brain mapping and deep brain stimulation
Trauma surgery
Caring for patients with traumatic injuries of the head and spine