Experts in brain, spine & nerve surgeries as well as minimally invasive neurological procedures

doctor oh performs neurosurgery on a patient at baystate medical center
doctor oh and a team member perform neurosurgery on a patient at baystate medical center
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Nationally Recognized Care in Western Massachusetts

Rely on our board-certified team of brain and spine experts to treat you and your loved ones with skill, care and compassion. Whether you need emergency brain surgery, deep brain stimulation, elective spine surgery, or minimally invasive treatment for a stroke, you’ll get the care you need, from a team that is thinking about who you are and designing a treatment plan specific to your situation. 

Based at Baystate Medical Center, which is consistently ranked among the highest performing hospitals in the nation, our highly trained group of surgeons performs more than 1,200 neurosurgical procedures per year at our 716-bed independent academic medical center. And, with no residents or trainees, your neurosurgeon performs every part of your procedure.

Baystate Medical Center is also the area’s only Level-1 trauma center. That designation means we can provide care for every aspect of an injury, including emergency neurosurgery.

When you require surgery for a neurological disorder, coming here means you can remain close to home for expert care. For some procedures, we offer same-day discharge, which means you may even be able to go home the same day as your surgery.

Conditions, Treatment & Diagnosis

Neurological Services at Baystate Health

Neurological Conditions We Treat

Baystate neurosurgeons diagnose and treat a full range of problems related to the nervous system, including:

  • Brain aneurysms and vascular malformations
  • Brain tumors, such as meningiomas and gliomas
  • Craniofacial deformities
  • Degenerative spine and disc disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated discs, sciatica, and pinched nerves
  • Hydrocephalus (a buildup of fluid within the brain)
  • Neurological trauma
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Skull-base tumors
  • Spina bifida and other congenital brain and spine disorders
  • Spinal injuries
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis (a slippage of one spinal bone onto the bone below it) and spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (chronic face pain)
Neurological Treatments & Procedures We Perform

Our neurosurgeons are experienced in the latest neurosurgical techniques and treatments, including:

  • Awake craniotomy (awake brain surgery) and brain mapping
  • Brain tumor surgery for meningiomas, gliomas, and metastatic tumors
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Deep-brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Endoscopic (minimally invasive) brain surgery
  • Intraoperative (during surgery) imaging for cranial and spine procedures
  • Minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments for strokes
  • Minimally invasive spine and spinal cord surgery for the neck and lower back
  • Neurovascular procedures to treat aneurysms, including traditional and minimally invasive options
  • Pediatric neurosurgery at Baystate Children’s Hospital, the only fully accredited, full-service children’s hospital in the region
  • Shunt surgery (a procedure to treat hydrocephalus)
  • Transsphenoidal surgery (minimally invasive brain surgery that we perform through the nose)
  • Microvascular decompression (Jannetta procedure), injections, and other treatments for trigeminal neuralgia 

“I could be someone who could help that family.”

Former Olympic athlete Leslie Lyness shares what inspired her to become a neurosurgeon after a career in sports.

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