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Specialties

VCU Neurosurgery provides care and treatment for the full spectrum of neurological conditions and diseases. Our doctors, surgeons, nurses, faculty and researchers work tirelessly to pioneer new treatment methods, develop new techniques and expand our understanding of neurological conditions and diseases. Our team is dedicated to delivering the best possible care in a compassionate environment that places the patient as our top priority.

Specialties in the VCU Neurosurgery program include:

(Note: To match a specific diagnosis with the appropriate specialty, click here.)

Brain tumor program

The adult brain tumor program at VCU involves a multispecialty team to diagnose and treat brain and spinal cord tumors. Our department is equipped to provide expert care for complex and rare tumors and cancers, using the most advanced 3-D, image-guided surgical methods. We also conduct multicenter clinical trials.

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Deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation is a surgical intervention used to treat movement disorders, including dystonia, essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease, when the regimen of existing medications and various rehabilitation strategies becomes less effective in managing symptoms.

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Endovascular and cerebrovascular surgery

Endovascular neurosurgery involves neurosurgical procedures performed within blood vessels under fluoroscopic guidance. VCU's Department of Neurosurgery offers the region’s only neurosurgical hybrid operating suite equipped for both endovascular and open neurosurgical cases.

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Epilepsy surgery program

VCU’s Level 4 epilepsy center provides more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostics monitoring, as well as extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment for patients of all ages.

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Neurotrauma Program

The VCU Neurotrauma Program is one of the most prominent and long-established programs of its kind in the world. The program has produced fundamental discoveries into the cause and treatment of brain injuries through its research and patient care system.

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Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)

The VCU neurosurgery team has earned an international reputation for the diagnosis and treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus — a condition often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease.

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Pediatric neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgery focuses on issues in the brain, spine or peripheral nerves that require surgery while these areas are still developing, including surgeries before birth, immediately after birth, in infancy and beyond.

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Peripheral Nerve Program

The Peripheral Nerve Program provides and coordinates a full range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals suffering from peripheral nerve pathology. We specialize in peripheral nerve disorders, including injuries, entrapments and tumors.

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Spine program

VCU’s Department of Neurosurgery is a major regional referral center for spinal surgery care. The department has a long history of specialty care of complicated spine diagnoses, and our physicians have perfected techniques for treating neurodegenerative and traumatic spine disease.

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