Specialists at Neurosurgical Associates of Abington employ state-of-the-art surgical and microsurgical techniques to diagnose, treat and alleviate pain and disability caused by neurological problems. Abington Memorial Hospital's four full-time neurosurgeons have special expertise in the treatment of brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve disorders. The advanced diagnostic technology and support at Abington Memorial Hospital further enhance the ability of our neurosurgeons to provide outstanding, comprehensive care.
Our neurosurgeons are highly skilled in treating brain tumors and cerebrovascular diseases through surgery and through less-invasive computer-guided intra-operative techniques.
Our approach is conservative but complex, treating conditions of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves (often the source of great pain). These problems arise from injury, illness, congenital factors, and age/degeneration.
The Institute’s orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons are dedicated exclusively to helping you find relief, while restoring function and flexibility. We truly understand how much these conditions affect your quality of life. And we can’t rest until you do.
Cranial surgery is performed for tumors, hemorrhagic strokes, trauma, congenital defects and vascular abnormalities. They perform procedures on the carotid artery to relieve stenosis in the neck, a condition which places patients at high risk for stroke. Additional procedures include peripheral nerve surgery for entrapment, namely carpal tunnel releases and ulnar nerve decompressions.
Neurosurgeons offer surgical services to treat the spine and hand. Our approach is conservative but complex, treating conditions of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves (often the source of great pain). These problems arise from injury, illness, congenital factors, and age/degeneration.
They perform precise and delicate spinal surgery to treat herniated discs, stenosis and arthritis of the spine. They also perform the kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty procedures for patients who suffer from vertebral compression fractures, as well as motion-preserving spine procedures including the artificial disc for patients with degenerative disc disease.
Patients with brain tumors also benefit from collaborative efforts with The Rosenfeld Cancer Center. Neurosurgeons perform both frameless and frame-based stereotactic surgery. Our partners in radiation oncologys use a state-of-the-art linear accelerator to provide stereotactic radiation to tumors and vascular lesions.
Diagnostic equipment, such as a multi-detection CT scan, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography) and PET scanning is available at Abington Health. A technologically advanced angiography suite provides cerebrovascular imaging of the brain. Our image-guided surgical system aids in the precision and safety of both cranial and spinal surgical procedures.