Clinical Care

IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery neurosurgeons use state-of-the-art technology and multi-disciplinary approaches to treat patients of all ages for disorders of the brain, spinal cord, spine, peripheral nerves and vascular structures of the central nervous system. Some of these disorders include: degenerative and congenital spinal problems, tumors, seizures, movement disorders, vascular abnormalities, traumatic injuries, pain, congenital and acquired craniofacial problems, cerebrospinal fluid disorders and cranial and peripheral nerve compression.

The entire breadth of neurosurgical services can be provided by IU School of Medicine faculty, many of whom have subspecialty training, expertise and interests with national and international reputations. Nurses and advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) are integrated into the clinical experience to provide efficiency of care and enhanced access, and residents and students benefit from the extensive clinical experiences available in the affiliated clinics and hospitals.

Specialty Programs

Neurosurgical Oncology

Clinical care for patients with brain and spine tumors is an essential component of the Department of Neurological Surgery.

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Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor, are treated with a multidisciplinary team approach.

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Spine

Through advanced technology and experience, IU School of Medicine spine specialists are finding new and effective surgical and non-surgical ways to care for the spine.

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Trauma

Trauma surgeons at IU School of Medicine treat complex brain and spinal cord injuries at IU Health Methodist Hospital and other locations.

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Neurovascular

If a procedure is being successfully performed somewhere in the world, it is available to the patients treated by IU School of Medicine neurovascular faculty.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons at IU School of Medicine are well-trained to meet the unique surgical needs for children with neurological issues.

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