Neurological surgery constitutes a medical discipline and surgical specialty that provides care for adult and pediatric patients in the treatment of pain or pathological processes that may modify the function or activity of the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, , the autonomic nervous system, the supporting structures of these systems and their vascular supply.Treatment encompasses both non-operative management and operative management..
In conjunction with both St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Centers, state of the art computer image guidance devices and intra-operative imaging systems are available. The entire spectrum of neurosurgical procedures is performed in Springfield. This includes brain surgery for tumors and movement disorders.
These systems allow for more accurate and less invasive procedures for neurosurgical diseases of the brain (including tumors, Parkinson’s disease, hydrocephalus, epilepsy and others) and spine (including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, compression fractures, congenital disorders and others). These systems also are used in minimally invasive spinal surgery for degenerative and congenital disorders as well as for traumatic injuries. These techniques provide improved patient outcomes with shorter hospital stays and shorter recovery times.