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Neuro surgery

Collaborative, Comprehensive Care for Even the Most Complex Neurological Conditions

Our team of neurosurgeons takes pride in multidisciplinary and subspecialty surgical care of complex neurological disease, as well as more common disorders affecting the brain and spine. The team’s training includes proficiency with all general neurosurgical procedures, and all of our neurosurgeons are prepared to perform both elective and emergency procedures.

General Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery

Our general neurosurgery and spine surgery programs treat a number of conditions including:

We work with state-of-the-art video imaging technologies and instruments to provide minimally invasive spine surgery when indicated. Our physicians are well-versed in innovative solutions to pain, deformity, fractures and other spinal conditions.


We’re home to the Arizona Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, which provides multidisciplinary clinical care. When medical treatment isn’t effective, we provide neurosurgical services such as:  

  • Long-term subdural/video EEG monitoring to localize the epileptic focus in the brain
  • Subdural/video-EEG grid monitoring and cortical mapping procedures
  • Resective surgery
  • Corpus callosotomy
  • Vagus nerve stimulation

Functional Neurosurgery 

Another area of specialty for our neurosurgeons is the treatment of certain movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, neurodegenerative disease, dystonia and tremor. One treatment option is functional neurosurgery, which involves the placement of electrodes at specific regions in the brain to alleviate symptoms — much like a pacemaker is used to regulate heartbeat. Also known as deep brain stimulation (DBS), the treatment can be effective for a variety of conditions, including Parkinson's disease, tremors, dystonia, uncontrollable pain, obsessive-compulsive disorder and intractable depression.

Trauma and Critical Care

We offer an exceptional neurotrauma and critical care program, providing the highest level of care for patients with traumatic neurologic injuries. The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus is the only Level I Trauma Center south of the Phoenix area and one of the highest-volume trauma centers in the nation. Our experts are experienced in treating traumatic brain, spinal and peripheral nerve injuries.

Other neurosurgery services include

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery — fine beams of radiation used to treat tumors
  • Skull base surgery

Clinical Trials

The University of Arizona Division of Neurosurgery Center conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials with a commitment to improving patient care. View current and upcoming research studies to see whether you are eligible.