Frequently Asked Questions

What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is a medical discipline that involved the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. They types of conditions treated are a result of trauma, tumors, degenerative disease (arthritis), vascular disease, and nerve entrapment.

What is a neurosurgeon?

A neurosurgeon is a physician that diagnoses and treats, both surgically and non-surgically, disorders of the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.

I have been referred to a neurosurgeon, does that mean I need an operation?

No. Many of the conditions we treat can be managed without surgery, at least initially. We always attempt to treat our patients conservatively when it is appropriate. If surgery is recommended, the risks and goals of the procedure will be discussed thoroughly with you by your doctor as well as possible alternative treatments.

Are your doctors Board Certified?

Yes, both of our doctors are certified by the American Board of Neurosurgical Surgeons and actively participate in continuing medical education.

Do your physicians perform minimally invasive surgery?

Yes, our physicians perform a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures. Not all conditions can be safely treated with a minimally invasive approach and the decision regarding operative approach is individualized for each patient.

How long will it take to get an appointment?

Typically, new patient appointments can be made within 2-3 weeks. If your physician feels that you need to be sooner, we can usually accommodate urgent referrals within 48 hours.