Any surgery involving the brain or spine can seem scary and overwhelming for patients and their families. But you’re in good hands with our neurosurgeons, who are experts in the field and who are using the latest technology and techniques to provide you with the very best surgical care.
We'll take you through the initial diagnosis, help set expectations about the surgery, ease the fears in the days leading up to the surgery, and afterwards we’ll help you along the road to recovery.
Head trauma, such as brain hemorrhages and skull fractures
Intracerebral hemorrhage, such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, interdepartmental, and intracellular hemorrhages
Intractable pain of cancer or trauma patients and cranial/peripheral nerve pain
Meningitis and other central nervous system infections including abscesses
Neurovascular diseases in adults and children such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
Some forms of drug-resistant epilepsy
Some forms of intractable psychiatric disorders
Some forms of movement disorders (advanced Parkinson's disease, chorea) – this involves the use of specially developed minimally invasive stereotactic techniques (functional, stereotactic neurosurgery) such as ablative surgery and deep brain stimulation surgery
Traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves
Tumors of the spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves
Vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord such as arteriovenous malformations, venous angiomas, cavernous angiomas, and capillary telangectasias
Water on the brain (Hydrocephalus)
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195 Fore River Parkway, Portland, ME, 04102-2788
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