At Ascension sites of care, we offer advanced neurosurgical care to help address issues related to the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system.
Progressive pain, numbness, or weakness that affects your head, spine or nervous system is often the first warning sign something may be wrong. When surgery is the right option for your care, our experienced neurosurgeons are ready to help you with your underlying neurological issue. Neurosurgical care at Ascension sites of care is personalized for your health needs -- whether it’s an emergency or a scheduled surgery. Minimally invasive, computer guided-navigation and robotic surgery options are available at several Ascension locations throughout the country.
Our neurosurgeons take the time to understand you and how your symptoms are affecting your life, and we listen and do our best to answer your questions. Then, we deliver a care plan that’s right for you.
Neurosurgery for your critical care needs
We have a national network of neurosurgeons who specialize in: pediatric neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery, complex spine neurosurgery, complex brain surgery, neurovascular neurosurgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. Our doctors, many of whom are national leaders in their specific neurosurgical subspecialty, share best practices, and offer advanced treatment options for more complex health conditions, including chronic back pain, swelling and pressure on the brain, aneurysms, brain tumors, and spinal cord injuries. We perform minimally invasive surgery when possible to treat:
- Brain aneurysms and Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Brain tumors
- Cervical (neck) pain
- Herniated discs and bone spurs
- Nerve and muscle conditions
- Sciatica nerve pain
- Scoliosis, an abnormal curve of the spine
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Trigeminal neuralgia
After surgery, our surgeons provide follow-up care, coordinate with our rehabilitation care team to deliver the best therapies to support your recovery.
Emergency care for brain and spine injuries
In an emergency, our care teams deliver prompt care for brain and spinal cord injuries and other neurologic disorders. And because we’re more than emergency care, we connect our patients to the right specialist for follow-up care.
When a condition is life-threatening, our neurosurgeons at Ascension hospitals with trauma centers, deliver timely care to children and adults with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury (SCI).
Common traumatic brain injury symptoms may include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Balance problems
- Feeling tired, having no energy
- Fuzzy or blurred vision
- Sensitivity to noise or light
Spinal cord injury symptoms may vary -- from having partial movement, to being unable to move your arms or legs or having loss of sensation. The symptoms of a spinal cord contusion, or severe spinal cord injury, include:
- Electric-shock like sensations
- Burning in the arms or legs
- Weakness in the legs
- Bowel or Bladder incontinence
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.
Getting the right care at the right time is critical for your health.