Neurosurgery

Carilion Clinic Neurosurgery provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, care for adults and children suffering from diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, spine and peripheral nerves.

Our multidisciplinary approach to care means you’ll benefit from the collaborative expertise of a seven-member team of highly skilled doctors who specialize in treating the intricate workings of the nervous system and spine.

Working in collaboration with other Carilion Clinic specialists, our neurosurgery team is working to advance patient care, medical education, and clinical research to benefit the people of western Virginia. Our goal is always to provide treatment in the least invasive way possible. If surgery is the best course of treatment for you, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive excellent care from the experienced and caring hands of our neurosurgical team.

Our neurosurgeons, all board-certified, are highly experienced in the full range of neurosurgical procedures. Our facilities are equipped with sophisticated technology and staffed with highly skilled specialists. Advanced technology includes:

  • High field MRI, using powerful magnets to produce detailed images of the brain and spine.
  • Open MRI, which is less restricting and more comfortable for patients with claustrophobia or anxiety
  • MRI spectroscopy, to create chemical profiles of brain lesions
  • Functional MRI, to map out important areas of the brain.
  • MR and CT angiography, systems that can image the vessels of the brain, neck and spine without having to pass catheters passed into arteries
  • PET scan, an imaging system useful in detecting certain forms of cancer
  • Micro-angiography, catheter-based blood-vessel studies to look for abnormalities such as aneurysms of the brain
  • Advanced, image-guided brain & spine navigational systems, allowing surgeons to use computer assistance to help precisely locate lesions in the brain or spine
  • Micro-angiographic therapies, threading catheters through blood vessels deep into the brain to eradicate or treat strokes, aneurysms, blood vessel abnormalities, and tumors
  • Modern surgical microscopes, to reduce disturbance of tissues surrounding lesions of the brain and spine
  • Minimally invasive equipment, allowing surgery to be done through smaller incisions
  • Endoscopy systems, that allow surgeons to treat brain and spine lesions via tubes equipped with tiny cameras
  • IMRT radiation therapy, to concentrate radiation on a small area of brain and spine
  • CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery, using computer technology and robotics to precisely deliver radiation while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed

Learn about Carilion Clinic's Neurosurgery Residency Training Program.