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Missoula Neurosurgery Services

Neurosurgery is a highly-specialized branch of the medical field that deals with the surgical treatment of problems of the nervous system. Neurosurgeons are medical doctors who undergo years of rigorous training.

The number and variety of illnesses that neurosurgeons treat may surprise you. In addition to the brain diseases that most people associate with the field, neurosurgeons treat back and neck pain, spinal arthritis and herniated discs, spinal fractures and injuries.

Montana Neurosurgical Specialists neurosurgeons are experts in the surgical treatment of:

    Adult Spinal Problems:

  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • arthritis of the spine
  • herniated discs in the neck or back
  • painful, degenerated discs
  • spondylolisthesis or slipped vertebrae
  • spinal stenosis (narrowing of the canal
    in the spine that contains the nerves)
  • spinal fractures
  • head injuries
  • nerve injuries
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • brain tumors

Surgical treatments are available to patients afflicted with these spinal diseases, but recommended only after other treatments haven't worked. Our neurosurgeons work closely with your regular doctor to make sure all non-surgical treatments have been tried.

Adult Brain Problems:

  • brain aneurysms
  • brain hemorrhages
  • brain tumors, including:
    • benign tumors
    • malignant tumors
    • gliomas
    • meningiomas
    • acoustic neruomas
    • glomus tumors
    • pituitary gland tumors
    • metastatic tumors
    • skull base tumors
  • acute and chronic pain
  • artery blockages in the neck and brain
  • chiari malformation
  • epilepsy
  • hydrocephalus or "water on the brain"
  • pain caused by cancer
  • parkinson's disease
  • tremors
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • skull deformities
  • stroke

Our Missoula neurosurgery services for patients with spine problems include:

  • minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • endoscopic spinal surgery
  • outpatient spinal surgery
  • spinal disc removal
  • spinal nerve decompression
  • spinal fusion of the neck and back
  • spinal disc replacement
  • implant of pain controlling devices

Our Missoula neurosurgery services for patients with brain problems include:

  • craniotomy for brain tumor removal
  • minimally invasive brain surgery
  • endoscopic brain surgery
  • incisionless stereotactic radiosurgery using Linac Scalpel or Gamma Knife system
  • hearing preservation acoustic neuroma surgery
  • pituitary surgery
  • aneurysm clipping
  • trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • carotid endarterectomy
  • epilepsy invasive monitoring and surgery
  • spinal fluid shunting procedures
  • parkinson's surgery
  • implant of devices or control of pain and tremor