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.

Our Services

  • Neurosurgery

    Neurosurgery is the surgical treatment of problems of the nervous system. 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.
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy

    A lumbar microdiscectomy is a simple outpatient procedure designed to relieve leg pain, numbness or weakness from a herniated or bulging lumbar disc.
  • Lumbar Fusion Surgery

    Lumbar fusion surgery has become a mainstay in the treatment of disorders of the spine including, disc problems,arthritsis, scoliosis, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, fractures, tumors and infections.
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion

    The anterior cervical fusion is the "gold standard" surgical option for treatment of herniated discs, arthritis and bone spurs in the neck. Generally, this is an outpatient surgery associated with a well-tolerated recovery.
  • Artificial Cervical Disc

    The first artificial cervical disc was recently approved by the FDA for general use. The operation to implant these devices is just like an anterior cervical fusion, but instead of a bone graft and a metal plate, the artificial disc is implanted.
  • Carpal Tunnel Release

    The carpal tunnel release is a common, simple, outpatient surgery which helps patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. The surgery is performed to snip the thickened ligaments which are pinching the nerve.
  • Cervical Laminectomy

    The cervical laminectomy and its microsurgical cousin, the posterior cervical foramenotomy, are surgeries designed to decompress pinched nerves and the spinal cord. Small cervical disc herniations may also be removed this way
  • Craniotomy

    This is the classic "brain surgery" operation. Craniotomies are done for removal of benign tumors, aneurysms, infections and hematomas. Some are very minor operations; some are quite involved.
  • Microvascular Decompression

    This operation requires a small craniectomy, just behind the ear. It is typically used to treat refractory trigeminal neuralgia or Tic Doloreaux.