Neurosurgery

If you have a condition affecting the brain, spinal cord and nervous system and require surgery, you want an expert surgical team overseeing every aspect of your care. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

The Center for Neurosciences & Spine provides a wide range of neurosurgery services. The practice of neurosurgery includes the management of brain tumors and blood vessel problems affecting the brain, as well as spinal disorders such as disc herniations, degenerative spinal problems, spinal tumors and trauma.

Neurosurgeons also manage surgical treatment of nerve problems in the limbs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Expert neurosurgery services

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we’re a regional leader in the surgical treatment of neurological disorders. Our board-certified neurosurgeons combine their deep specialty expertise with the latest technology for the best possible outcomes. You and your surgeon will discuss the best approach for your individual condition and health needs.

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s surgical expertise includes traditional, open procedures (craniotomies) and minimally invasive endovascular procedures. Our neurosurgeons provide consultation and surgery for:

  • Brain tumors, including acoustic neuroma/vestibular schwannoma
  • Blood vessel abnormalities
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson's disease)
  • Peripheral nerve (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Pinched nerve (e.g., sciatica or neck/arm pain)
  • Spine surgery
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Spine fusion for back pain and instability
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Treatment for noncancerous conditions of the head, brain, neck and spine:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain cysts
  • Essential tremor
  • Meningioma tumors
  • Skull-based tumors
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Treatment for cancer of the head, brain, neck and spine:

  • Primary and metastatic brain tumors

Implant devices such as:

  • Deep brain stimulators that treat movement disorders
  • Intrathecal medication pumps used for medications and chemotherapies
  • Vagal nerve stimulators that treat epilepsy

Learn more about the conditions we treat.

Planning for neurosurgery

If you’ve been referred for neurosurgery, you likely have many questions about your diagnosis, your surgical options, and what your recovery might be like. We will provide you with the support and information you need, including:

  • Any preoperative tests or exams
  • Admission process
  • What to expect while in the hospital or surgery facility
  • Rehabilitation and aftercare
  • Insurance and billing
  • Inpatient acute rehab for neurosurgery recovery

We offer inpatient care and specialized rehabilitation services for people recovering from surgery for neurological disorders. Our certified and trained staff offers therapy services, group programs and individualized care. Learn more about our nationally accredited Neurological Rehabilitation Services.

Learn more about how expert neurosurgeons care for patients with brain cancer.

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