Neurosurgical care in Denver

Neurosurgery — also known as neurological surgery or brain surgery — focuses on surgeries of the central and peripheral nervous systems, brain, spine, and cerebrovascular system. The skilled neurosurgeons within the HealthONE Physician Group network of physician practices are committed to providing the highest level of care and treating you using the least invasive method possible.

Speak with one of our neurosurgical physicians by scheduling an appointment.

Neurological conditions we treat

From chronic unexplained headaches to scoliosis of the spine to brain and spinal tumors, the conditions we treat range in complexity and severity. Our neurological specialists have extensive experience in accurately diagnosing neurological conditions and developing care plans for many conditions, including:

  • Acoustic neuroma — a cochlear nerve tumor
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) — incorrectly formed blood vessels
  • Neurogenic bladder — incontinence due to a neurological condition
  • Brachial plexus disorders — injury to nerves that control the arm
  • Brain aneurysm — a weakened blood vessel that swells with blood
  • Brain tumors — a growth of abnormal brain cells
  • Cervical fractures and breaks — often called a broken neck
  • Cerebral artery thrombosis — also called an ischemic stroke, caused by a blocked artery in the brain
  • Cerebral hemorrhage — sudden bleeding in the brain
  • Complex regional pain syndromes — chronic pain of the arms or legs following an injury or a medical event
  • Epidural abscess — infection between the skull and brain lining
  • Intractable headaches and migraines — pain in the head that lasts longer than normal and is resistant to treatment
  • Hydrocephalus — fluid buildup in the deep brain cavities
  • Meningiomas — a tumor of the membranes around the brain and spine
  • Nerve compression — when nerves are compacted or squeezed due to a condition or injury
  • Peripheral vascular disease pain — pain related to poor blood circulation
  • Peripheral neuropathy — nerve damage that leads to pain, commonly in the hands and feet
  • Paraganglioma — a neuroendocrine tumor of the adrenal glads
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome — recurring pain following spinal surgery
  • Radiculopathy — a pinched nerve along the spine (cervical, thoracic or lumbar)
  • Sacroiliac joint pain/sacroiliitis — damage, injury or inflammation in the joint between the hip and spine
  • Schwannoma — a rare, often benign tumor of the nervous system
  • Scoliosis of the spine — sideways curvature of the spine often occurring during a growth spurt
  • Spinal stenosis — constricting or narrowing of the spinal column
  • Subdural hematoma — blood clot between the brain and its outer covering
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome — compressed nerves in the space between the clavicle (collarbone) and the thoracic outlet (first rib)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia — severe facial pain

Neurological treatment and surgery

Our expert neurosurgeons can perform many complicated procedures, including:

  • Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) resection
  • Brachial plexus surgery
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt insertion, repair or removal
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Discectomy
  • Dural repair or other spinal cord repairs
  • Evacuation of subdural hematoma, intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Evaluation of complex pain problems
  • Herniated disc surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Neuromodulation and neurostimulation
  • Neuroplasty
  • Occipital, peripheral nerve and nerve root stimulation
  • Phantom limb syndrome or stump pain
  • Revision/ failed spine surgeries
  • Skull surgeries including craniectomy, craniotomy and neuroendoscopy
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
  • Spinal fusion
  • Stereotactic craniotomy for tumor biopsy and/or excision
  • Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary tumor
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement

Minimally invasive neurosurgery

Many of the neurological surgeries we perform are minimally invasive, meaning they require small incisions and have less of an overall impact on your body. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery include less pain, reduced blood loss, less scarring, less risk of complications and a faster recovery.