Neurosciences & Stroke Services

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons are trained in brain and nervous system surgery, including the which affect any portion of the nervous system including the spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Neurosurgeons work with an integrated team of doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), tumors of the brain and nervous system (neuro-oncologists), brain and nervous system imaging (neuroradiologists), musculoskeletal conditions (orthopedic surgeons), ear, nose and throat conditions (ear, nose and throat specialists), endocrine gland conditions (endocrinologists), physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine, and other areas to provide the most appropriate treatment for your condition.

Members of the Division of Neurosurgery at UTMB Health are committed to excellence in the care of the neurosurgical patients in an optimal and safe environment characterized by the highest ethical standards. We offer a full range of services to our patients in an attempt to meet their healthcare needs. The division prides itself on the incorporation of new technologies into the surgical care of patients, resulting in better outcomes, a safer environment, and improved quality of life for our patients. 

The list below is a partial outline of some of the services we offer:

Neurosciences

  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Communicating hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive hydrocephalus
  • Ventricular shunts
  • Glial tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Skull base tumors
  • Pituitary tumors and disorders
  • Metastatic disease
  • Brain biopsy
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Vagal nerve stimulation
  • Pain pumps
  • Dorsal column stimulation
  • Cortical stimulation
  • Degenerative spine disease
  • Cervical and lumbar stenosis
  • Neurogenic claudication
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar
  • Herniated disc
  • Syringomyelia
  • Spine and spinal cord tumors
  • Chiari malformation
  • Spinal instability
  • Craniofacial reconstruction (in conjunction with the Division of Plastic Surgery)
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Chiari malformation
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Piriformis syndrome