Conditions and Treatments

The Department of Neurosurgery is dedicated to advancing the field of neurosurgery, providing leading-edge, compassionate clinical care and conducting unparalleled research for the full range of neurosurgical conditions. The department's multifaceted programs encompass brain tumors, neurovascular diseases, functional disorders, pain, trauma and other complex conditions requiring neurosurgical intervention for both adults and children. We offer the full spectrum of treatment options and are developing promising protocols for neurological diseases that are extremely difficult to treat with conventional therapies.

Under the direction of Keith L. Black, MD, department neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists treat the full range of conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The department offers both children and adults medical, surgical and neuro-oncologic care for:

Brain Tumors

Benign and Cranial (Skull) Base Tumors

Malignant Tumors

Pituitary Tumors and Other Neuroendocrine Tumors

Spinal Disorders

Cerebrovascular Disorders

Pediatric Disorders

Movement Disorders

Pain Disorders

  • Causalgia
  • Glosspharyngeal neuralgia
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Postherapeutic neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Epilepsy Disorders

  • Epilepsy caused by tumors or malformations of blood vessels
  • Mesial frontal lobe epilepsy
  • Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Other extratemporal lobe epilepsies

Adult Hydrocephalus Disorder

Brain Injury Disorders

  • Cranial (skull) fractures
  • Acute subdural hematoma
  • Cerebral contusion and intracerebral hematoma
  • Chronic subdural hematoma
  • Cranial gunshot wounds
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Post-traumatic seizures

Many of the procedures done on both children and adults at the Department of Neurosurgery can be done using minimally invasive neurosurgery techniques.

The department takes a patient-centered approach to care. Because no two individuals respond in the same way to treatment, our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides highly individualized diagnostic and treatment services. Care is delivered in a compassionate, family-involved environment where education and psychosocial support are top priorities.

A unique strength of the Department of Neurosurgery and the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, is its research arm. It provides the ability to translate research findings from the laboratory into clinical practice, giving patients, when appropriate, direct and rapid access to the latest treatment alternatives. This is especially crucial for individuals with complex, neurosurgical conditions who may have limited treatment options.

For an appointment, a second opinion or more information, please call 1-800-CEDARS-1 (1-800-233-2771) or e-mail us.