Each year, nearly two million Americans suffer injury to the brain or spinal cord, causing permanent functional disabilities including paralysis, sensory dysfunction, and cognitive disorders.
As part of UHealth—University of Miami Health System, University of Miami Hospital offers access to one of the top-ranked neurological service centers in the world for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases.
The Hospital brings together leading neurosurgeons and care teams dedicated to providing compassionate, state-of-the-art medical care for patients with disorders of the spinal cord, brain, and nervous system—including cerebrovascular diseases, intracranial and spinal tumors, disorders of the spinal cord and vertebral column, and head and spinal injuries.
The Neurological Surgery team consults with neurologists, intensivists, and pain rehabilitation specialists to provide a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of patients with surgically treatable neurological diseases.
Areas of specialization:
- Arachnoid cyst
- Artificial cervical disc
- Brain abcess
- Closed head injury
- Complex spinal instrumentation
- Craniocervical junction pathology/C1C2 instability
- Degenerative cervical/thoracic and lumbar discs
- Degenerative scoliosis/XLIF
- Intraparenchymal hemorrhage
- Minimally invasive spinal surgery
- Peripheral nerve surgery
- Skull base tumors/kyphoplasty
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal stenosis
- Spine trauma
- Spine tumors
- Sports related injuries
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Surgery for neuropathic pain
Comprehensive evaluation of our patients is made possible by a leading team of neurosurgeons who offer subspecialty expertise in each of these areas, many of whom are nationally and internationally renowned and are affiliated with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. For patients, this means that the University of Miami Hospital team has access to academic medicine providing groundbreaking clinical trials and translational research.
Neurosurgeons at the University of Miami Hospital collaborate and consult with neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, and rehabilitation medicine specialists who provide a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment of neurological disorders. Dedicated neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, and staff strive to make each patient’s experience as pleasant as possible.