Neurosurgery is the surgical treatment of all illnesses of the brain, spinal cord,
central, and peripheral nervous system. This includes the treatment of brain tumors,
blood vessel illnesses, epilepsy, movement disorders, trauma, infection, disc and
bone disease in the spine, problems with peripheral nerves, including release of
compression (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), removal of nerve tumors, and nerve
biopsy for the diagnosis of complex peripheral nerve disorders.
Neurosurgery is a rapidly expanding field, and Valley Medical Center also offers
state-of-the-art image-guided surgery, minimizing the time and trauma in the operating
room. Stereotactic radiosurgery can be a "no-touch" method of curing brain tumors.
Epilepsy Surgery is performed for epileptic seizure control when anti-epileptic
medications have proved ineffective. Valley Medical Center is a leader in endovascular
neurosurgery, a recent specialization of neurosurgery in which aneurysms and vascular
malformations are cured by means of catheters, balloons, and stents. Valley Medical
Center is the only hospital in the Puget Sound area to offer three surgeons with
familiarity with disc replacement with the recently FDA-approved intervertebral