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Neurosurgery

For appointments for adults, call (314) 362-3570.
For appointments for children, call (314) 454-2810.

Washington University Neurosurgery treats adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system, spine, brain and skull.

Conditions treated include:
  • Brain Tumors
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Stroke
  • Degenerative disc disease of the spine
  • Nerve compression syndrome, including trigeminal neuralgia
  • Carotoid artery blockage
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Optic nerve conditions
Services include:
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Cortical mapping, which shows the surgeon where essential functions are located in the brain, so the surgeon will avoid cutting through these areas; identifies the area of the brain causing seizures
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Gamma Knife
  • Intraoperative angiography, or the use of blood vessel x-rays during surgery to enhance outcomes for aneurysms or arteriovenous malformation surgery
  • Movement disorder surgery--surgical implantation of deep brain stimulators to treat Parkinson's Disease and certain types of tremor
  • Multidisciplinary Pituitary Center
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Stereo neurosurgery, which is computer-assisted guidance that allows the placement of biopsy tools or electrodes deep in the brain
  • Surgical navigation, or use of computers to plan precise approaches to areas of the brain during surgery
  • Trauma surgery

Neurosurgery Department Web Site