Specialists in the field of Neurosurgery 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 traditional surgery and newer, computer-guided intra-operative techniques.
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They perform precise and delicate spinal surgery to treat herniated discs, stenosis and arthritis of the spine. 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.
The breadth of services is further enhanced by sophisticated partnerships with other specialists. Interventional radiologists, along with an interventional neuroradiologist, perform carotid stenting and coiling of cerebral aneurysms.
Together with their orthopaedic colleagues at the Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, neurosurgeons offer surgical services to treat the spine and hand. They also perform the kyphoplasty procedure 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 also benefit from collaborative efforts with The Rosenfeld Cancer Center. Neurosurgeons perform both frameless and frame-based stereotactic surgery. Radiation oncologists 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) is available at AMH. A technologically advanced angiography suite provides advanced cerebrovascular imaging of the brain. Our new image-guided surgical system represents the latest state-of-the-art technology. This aids in the precision and safety of both cranial and spinal surgical procedures.
For more information, call Neurosurgical Associates of Abington, 215-657-5886, or the hospital's Physician Referral Service, 215-481-MEDI.