Neurosurgery is a branch of medicine that deals with the surgical treatment of problems of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Neurosurgeons undergo many years of rigorous training, including an average of fifteen years of higher education.

Providence neurosurgeons are highly trained and have access to some of the region’s best and latest imaging and diagnostic equipment, surgical suites and treatment facilities. They collaborate with a network of other specialists, therapists and medical professionals, providing patients a full spectrum of care, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery.

Neurosurgeons are experts in the surgical treatment of the following:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Spine arthritis
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Brain tumors
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain hemorrhages
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus or "water on the brain"
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Pain caused by cancer
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Tremors
  • Stroke
  • Artery blockages in the neck and brain

When surgery is required, our neurosurgeons perform:

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Spinal disc removal
  • Spinal nerve decompression
  • Spinal fusion of the neck and back
  • Craniotomy for brain tumor removal
  • Minimally invasive brain surgery
  • Endoscopic brain surgery
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • Spinal fluid shunting procedures
  • Computer-assisted stereotactic surgery and radiosurgery
  • Computer-assisted surgeries for spinal disorders, including microscopic and endoscopic surgery
  • Endovascular coiling
  • Functional and stereotactic neurosurgery
  • Intracranial vascular surgery
  • Carotid artery surgery and endovascular treatment

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Montana Neurosurgical Specialists