Working Together to Provide Optimal Neurosurgical Patient Care

With renowned surgeons, leading edge technology and collaborative teams, our neurological surgery team provides world class care to patients of all ages.

U.S. News and World Report recently ranked the neurology and neurosurgery program at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak among America's Best Hospitals.

Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing quality care specific to the neurosurgery service. This team consists of anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, nurses, surgical technicians, first assistants, all of which are specifically assigned and trained for this specialized and very technical surgical discipline. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, this high quality and skilled professional group is available around the clock to accommodate all scheduled and emergency cases.

Coupling the staff's expertise is high-tech equipment designed to assist our Neurological Surgery teams in providing the best care for our patients. Recent renovations to all Neuro OR rooms included upgrading to high definition monitors with 46-inch screens in addition to a high definition microscope available to all surgeons. There are also in-light cameras that can send signals to any of these monitors in the rooms as well as having the signal routed to our Surgical Learning Center and BioSkills lab.

The Neuro OR also has a computer assistance guidance systems, Stealth Station(R).  Although that has become common protocol for craniotomy procedures, our neurosurgeons are applying this technology within spinal surgery and are experiencing success at increased rates. The unit also houses two intra-operative O-arm(R) imaging systems that take a high quality image of the patient’s anatomy in both 2D and 3D planes. These images are then loaded into the StealthStation® to provide surgeons with a detailed map to guide them throughout the surgery. The symbiotic use of these technologies not only assists our neurosurgeons in providing optimal patient care, but also provides safety for all operating room staff by limiting the amount of radiation exposure, which can be considerable with as many procedures as our neurosurgeons perform.

Our neurosurgical faculty is very skilled with new and cutting edge surgical techniques, ranging from skull based treatment of lesions to complex spinal surgery. Many of these surgeries involve the use of minimally invasive approaches, often working collaboratively with surgeons from other services to approach the brain and spine in ways that has not been utilized before. In addition to our adult population practitioners, we also have pediatric specialists for the same procedures and surgeons performing deep brain stimulation for movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease. 

Beaumont's neurosurgeons offer a complete array of procedures, including:

  • acute endovascular and surgical care of stroke and aneurysm patients
  • microsurgery
  • endoscopic-assisted surgery
  • pediatric neurosurgery including craniofacial reconstruction and shunts

 Intracranial Surgical Procedures

  • brain tumor removal
  • skull base and cranial reconstruction
  • arteriovenous malformation removal
  • microsurgery for aneurysms and complex acoustic neuromas
  • microsurgery and endoscopic surgery for trigeminal neuralgia
  • microvascular reconstruction
  • shunts
  • endovascular procedures for aneurysms, arterio venous malformations and brain tumors
  • neuro-intensive care management for head and spinal cord injuries
  • implantation of electrical stimulators for movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease
  • surgery for epilepsy and functional disorders
  • gamma radiosurgery for tumors, and arteriovenous malformations and trigeminal neuralgia

The neurovascular program at Beaumont is supported by endovascular neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists who create a collaborative approach to treatment of stroke-related neurosurgery patients.

Specialists in oncology and radiation oncology, who are coordinated through a brain tumor board, assist in treating brain tumors.

For patients faced with brain or spinal surgery, finding an experienced surgeon you can trust is paramount. Not only does Beaumont have the largest group of interventional neurosurgical specialists in the state for adults and children, care is delivered by a multidisciplinary team, so patients benefit from the combined effort of an array of medical experts.

Beaumont also has the largest practice in gamma radiosurgery in the state, allowing us to treat many focal pain conditions, especially trigeminal neuralgia. Using the most-advanced endoscopic techniques, we are able to treat tumors of the brain with minimally invasive surgery.

Beaumont is also leading the way to new treatments with clinical and basic science research in:

  • stem cell regeneration of spinal discs
  • stroke management and intervention
  • spine reconstruction with minimally invasive surgery
  • artificial disc replacements
  • endovascular management of cerebral aneurysms
  • treatment of vascular malformations with gamma radiosurgery