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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.
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:
- The Annette G. Strauss Center for Neuro-oncology
- The Harold and Annette Simmons Comprehensive Center for Research and Treatment in Brain and Neurological Disorders
- The Paul M. Bass Center for Neurosurgical Innovation
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
- 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
- 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