Neurological Surgery

What is neurological surgery?

Neurological surgery, also called neurosurgery, is the branch of medicine that provides both operative and nonoperative management of disorders that affect the central and peripheral nervous systems, including their supportive structures and vascular supply, and the operative and nonoperative management of pain.

Neurological surgery encompasses disorders of the brain, spine, and nerves, including the following:

  • The extracranial and intracranial carotid and vertebral arteries

  • Intracranial aneurysms 

  • Disorders of the pituitary gland, such as prolactinomas 

  • Tumors in and around the brain, such as gliomas, meningiomas, and acoustic neuromas 

  • Disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and spine, including those that may need treatment by removing or replacing intervertebral discs, spinal fusion, or instrumentation

  • Disorders of the peripheral nerves, such as carpal tunnel or entrapped ulnar nerve at the elbow 

  • Disorders of the autonomic nervous system, such as hyperhidrosis 

  • Disorders of movement, such as Parkinson disease and spasticity

  • Pain disorders, such as failed back syndrome or trigeminal neuralgia

  • Trauma, such as acute or chronic subdural hematomas 

The surgeon who specializes in neurological surgery is called a neurosurgeon or neurological surgeon.


Marshall Neuroscience

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
Lower Level
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1787
Toll-Free Phone: 877-691-1600

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Marshall Neuroscience - South Charleston

401 Division Street
Suite 304
South Charleston, WV 25309
Phone: 304-342-3891

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Marshall Neuroscience - Teays Valley

300 Corporate Center Drive
Second Floor
Scott Depot, WV 25560
Phone: 304-691-6910

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