Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is a surgical specialty focusing on problems involving the head, spine and peripheral nerves. When possible, the neurosurgical services attempts to solve issues without surgery. But when surgery is required, the team uses minimally invasive procedures, in an attempt to minimize incision size, prevent collateral damage to surrounding structures and reduce the length of hospital stay.

The neurosurgical services are led by Mark Fleming, MD and Eugenio Vargas, MD located in the Memorial Professional Building. Special capabilities are in the areas of:

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Issues of the Brain:
  • Brain tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Chiari malformations
Issues of the Spine:
  • Compression fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging disc
  • Narrowing of spinal cord
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine tumors
  • Degenerative disc disease
General Neurosurgical Issues:
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Leg pain
  • Arm pain
  • Numbness/tingling in hands
  • Difficulty walking
  • Urinary incontinence
Peripheral Issues:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment