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Neurological Surgery Second Opinion

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*This service is available for patients located in majority of 50 US states as well as for all international patients.
*In certain instances we may require a referral from your primary physician (you will be notified if this is the case).
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A neurological surgeon provides the operative and non-operative management (i.e., prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care, and rehabilitation) of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes which modify function or activity of the nervous system; and the operative and non-operative management of pain. Neurological surgery involves the surgical, non-surgical, and stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system; disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, and skull base, and their blood supply, including the surgical and endovascular treatment of disorders of the intracranial and extracranial vasculature supplying the brain and spinal cord; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges and vertebral column, including those that may require treatment by fusion, instrumentation, or endovascular techniques; and disorders of the cranial, peripheral, and spinal nerves throughout their distribution.1

Neurological surgeons can receive training in the following subspecialty:

endovascular surgical neuroradiology, which involves utilizing catheter technology, radiologic imaging, and clinical expertise to diagnose and treat diseases of the central nervous system.




Brain Tumors
Meningiomas, Epidermoids, and other Benign Brain Tumors
Aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
Pituitary Tumors
Acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannoma)
Spine and Peripheral Nerve Disorders: Neurosurgical evaluation of neck and back pain, nerve compression syndromes, peripheral nerve (including nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome) , herniated intervertebral discs, and spinal cord compression syndromes and spine surgery.
Back and neck injury
Carotid disease
Craniofacial anomalies
Herniated disc (disk)
Nerve entrapment
Spina bifida resources
Spinal Disorders Information
Traumatic brain injury
Trigeminal neuralgia



Residency training in neurological surgery lasts five to seven years, the first year of which is a general clinical or surgery training year. Neurosurgical residents are trained in all aspects of neurosurgery, including cerebrovascular, pediatrics, spine, trauma, and tumor.

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008. 
2 Association of American Medical Colleges. Report on Medical School Faculty Salaries 2007–2008. Washington, DC: AAMC; January 2009.

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