Specialty brain and spine care closer to home

St. John Medical Center in Tulsa is a leading neurosurgery center in Oklahoma with advanced care options for brain and spine/spinal cord conditions.

Neurologic brain and spine care

To schedule an appointment at any of our four locations, call 918-748-7854.

Ascension St. John neurosurgeons are dedicated to the health of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and the spine, offering the best surgical strategies for you or your loved one. We treat many neurological health problems, such as stroke, primary and metastatic nervous system cancers, degenerative diseases of the spine and brain, traumatic brain injuries, aneurysm repair, and movement disorders.

We offer minimally-invasive procedures that help shorten hospitalization and promote a faster recovery and improve overall outcomes. Many patients who once endured debilitating neurological disorders now experience movement and sensations they thought impossible. Patients unable to walk, speak, write or hold a glass of water now often perform these simple tasks after treatment by our highly skilled providers.

Neurosurgical areas of expertise:


  • We treat the following neurovascular conditions:
    • Ischemic stroke
    • Hemorrhagic stroke/subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • Carotid stenosis
    • Cerebral aneurysms
    • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • We provide the following procedures to treat neurovascular conditions:
    • Aneurysm clipping
    • Endovascular carotid stent placement
    • Endovascular coil embolization of aneurysms
    • Glue embolization of AVMs
    • Intra-arterial tPA
    • Endovascular stent placements for aneurysms
    • Thrombectomy for thrombus/clot retrieval
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery for AVMs
    • Carotid endarterectomy
    • EC/IC bypass
    • Endovascular flow diversion device
    • State-of-the-art, minimally invasive intracerebral and intraventricular clot removal


  • We treat the following neuro-oncological conditions:
    • Primary brain tumors/Gliomas
    • Acoustic neuroma/Schwannoma
    • Meningioma
    • Pituitary tumors/adenoma
    • Rathke Cleft cysts
    • Metastatic brain tumors
    • Metastatic spinal cord tumors
    • Primary spinal cord tumors
  • We provide the following procedures to treat neuro-oncological conditions:
    • Image-guided craniotomy for tumor resection
    • Awake craniotomy
    • MRI-guided laser ablation of brain tumors
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery
    • Skull-based craniotomy for tumor resection
    • Spinal cord decompression/fusion for metastatic spinal cord/spine disease
    • Ommaya reservoir placement for intrathecal delivery of medication
    • Placement of intratumor Carmustine wafers for brain tumors


  • We treat the following traumatic conditions:
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Falls
    • Gunshot wounds
    • Motor vehicle accidents
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Concussion
    • Subdural/epidural hemorrhage
    • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • We provide the following procedures to treat neurotrauma:
    • Decompressive craniectomy
    • Bur hole washout
    • Debridement
    • Cranioplasty
    • Spinal cord stabilization/fusion
    • Craniotomy
    • Extraventricular drain/ventriculostomy


  • We treat the following conditions of the spine:
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Herniated/ “slipped" disc
    • Spondylosis/spondylolisthesis
    • Chiari malformation
    • Degenerative disc disease
  • We provide the following procedures to treat conditions of the spine:
    • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar fusions
    • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty
    • Artificial disc placement
    • Minimally invasive spine surgery
    • Complex spine surgery

Functional neurosurgery

  • We treat the following functional neurosurgery conditions:
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Movement disorders/benign essential tremor
    • Epilepsy/seizure disorder
    • Spasticity
    • Chronic pain
    • Hydrocephalus
  • We provide the following procedures to treat functional neurosurgery conditions:
    • Deep brain stimulator placement
    • Baclofen pump implantation
    • Vagus nerve stimulator
    • Spinal cord stimulator
    • VP shunt placement

Nerve disorders

  • We treat the following nerve diseases:
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • We provide the following procedures to treat nerve diseases:
    • Rhizotomy
    • Carpal tunnel release
    • Ulnar nerve decompression
    • Microvascular decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia

To schedule an appointment at any of our four locations, call 918-748-7854.