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You’re in experienced hands when you choose to have neurosurgery at Barrow—we perform more than 5,000 neurosurgeries each year, more than at any other institution in the country.
Barrow’s surgeons have pioneered neurosurgical techniques and instrumentation that are used throughout the world. For example, the hypothermic cardiac arrest, or the cardiac standstill, is used to repair difficult aneurysms by lowering the patient’s body temperature, draining the blood from the body and stopping the heart so that the aneurysm can be clipped without bleeding. Our neurosurgeons have also advanced various skull base and bypass techniques that have revolutionized the treatment of complex lesions and tumors.
Barrow’s wide range of advanced neurosurgery options includes:
Cerebrovascular neurosurgery, which includes the treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and cavernous malformations. Our internationally recognized neurovascular team specializes in microsurgery, endovascular surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery.
Endovascular neurosurgery, which uses a thin catheter to open blocked blood vessels in the brain to stop bleeding or to prevent vessels from rupturing while using X-ray guidance. Our neurosurgeons may use endovascular procedures to treat a variety of cerebrovascular diseases, including stroke, aneurysms, tumors and arteriovenous malformations.
Barrow’s Skull Base Center, which is a leader in the development of new surgical techniques to access complex tumors located in the skull base region.
Stereotactic radiosurgery, often referred to as “knife-less” surgery. Barrow’s radiation options, also known as radiosurgery, include Gamma Knife, CyberKnife® and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).
In addition, Barrow offers specialized neurosurgery services for patients who have been diagnosed with a variety of individual diseases and disorders. Among others, Barrow’s Acoustic Neuroma Center, Pituitary Center and Spine Center draw patients from throughout the world.
Built in 2006, the Barrow Neurosciences Tower includes 11 operating suites dedicated to neurosurgery and two endovascular neurosurgical suites. One room can be cooled to 55 degrees in just three minutes and another offers radio frequency (RF) shielding for cases involving deep brain stimulation. Each room is equipped with digital video and image technology, allowing for real-time digital viewing of ORs, and archiving of digital video, still images and procedure information.
For more information about all of our neurology procedures and services available, please visit barrowneuro.org or call 1-877-BARROW1 (1.877.227.7691).