Categories related to this specialty:
- Brain tumors
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Spinal disease
- Cranial blood vessel issues
- Pediatric brain disease
- Peripheral nerve disease
- Neurosurgical pain management
- Surgical treatments for Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy
You’ll have access to a wide variety of leading-edge technologies such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), minimally invasive endovascular surgical techniques, and stereotactic radiosurgery. We are the site of Minnesota’s first intraoperative MRI surgical suite, where an MRI scan can help guide surgeons and quickly check the results of a surgical procedure.
"We as neurosurgeons are given the privilege to step into people's lives at amazing times. When we've helped a patient, often we've saved a patient's life," said Andy Grande, MD. See how one of our neurosurgeons recently helped a patient with trigeminal neuralgia.
We work as a multidisciplinary team to diagnose and treat neurological disease in adults and children associated with genetics, disease, or trauma related to:
- Spinal cord
- Skull base tumors
- Cranial nerves
- Epilepsy and seizure disorders
- Pituitary tumor
M Health Fairview neurologists have also implemented Telestroke technology at Fairview Southdale Hospital in partnership with Fairview Health Services. Using emergency room video conferencing, Telestroke technology allows stroke specialists to rapidly evaluate patients, review the results of brain imaging tests conducted in a patient’s local emergency department, and coordinate treatment even when the patient and other doctors are miles apart. Doctors have the ability to manipulate the camera position remotely—which helps when examining patients and diagnosing stroke symptoms—and can review the results of brain-imaging tests conducted in the local emergency department.
University of Minnesota Medical Center is one of only 39 hospitals in the country equipped with a ROSA device, which allows surgeons to conduct certain procedures with greater accuracy and efficiency, including to implant electrodes into the brain of epilepsy patients.
Conditions We Treat
Complex Spinal Deformity, Scoliosis, Spine Tumors, Spine Trauma, Failed Back Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Scheuermann's Disease (also known as Scheuermann's Kyphosis), Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH), as well as:
Treatments, Tests, and Procedures
Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
Deep Brain Stimulation
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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:
- Endovascular Procedure
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Endoscopic Transnasal Skull Base Surgery
- Radiosurgery (Stereotactic, Tomotherapy, Gamma Knife)
- Real-Time MRI Guided Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery