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Renowned programs for brain tumors, stroke, epilepsy.
Our brain tumor program for children and adults offers advanced treatment options, including blood brain barrier disruption and immune-based therapy. We also offer a world-class Stroke Center and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Our surgeons in the Center for Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery treat tumors that were once considered inoperable.
Convenient, coordinated care.
Surgical procedures generally take place at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview or Fairview Southdale Hospital. Your neurosurgeon will provide coordinated care with other experts, such as neurologists, neuro-oncologists, radiation specialists, head and neck surgeons, neuropsychologists and rehab specialists.
Focus on subspecialties.
Our neurosurgeons subspecialize in specific areas of neurosurgery to provide expertise and experience in treating particular diseases and conditions. In addition to our physicians' subspecialties, they all have expertise in providing care for herniated (ruptured) discs in the neck and lower back, spinal stenosis, cervical spondylosis and myelopathy, brain hemorrhage, hydrocephalus, brain and spinal cord injury.
Innovative techniques and procedures.
Minimally invasive techniques, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, deep brain stimulation and Minnesota’s first intraoperative MRI (MRI-guided surgery) are among the up-to-date technologies our surgeons employ for optimal outcomes. We also use molecular therapies to treat brain tumors and many previously untreatable neurological diseases.
Dedication to “translational” and evidence-based medicine.
Our mission is to translate advances in understanding the nervous system into safe and effective treatment of neurological diseases, by conducting research, developing innovative therapies and training the next generation of neurosurgeons. We rely on scientific evidence to guide individualized treatment plans to attain the best possible outcomes.