Together, the neurology and neurosurgery team sees many brain, spine and nerve conditions and provides a range of treatments. We use special image guidance for all brain tumor and operations and for some complex spine surgery.
Our neurology services include:
Neurosurgeons at Saint Vincent provide a range of top spinal care:
Among other spinal conditions, we treat:
Our spinal surgeries include:
Given their experience, our neurosurgeons can perform a range of surgeries using standard approaches. But newer imaging from Medtronic called the O-arm allows them to treat complex cases previously referred to larger, out-of-area medical centers.
The surgeons can bring the new mobile computed tomography (CT) machine into the operating room, then position it around you. This gives them real-time image guidance to check their approach and provide precise treatment. They can tailor scans to each case, to minimize radiation exposure.
We provide a number of nerve-related treatments to address chronic pain:
Neurosurgeons at Saint Vincent treat most types of brain tumors. They care for those that start in the brain (glioblastoma, meningioma) and those that spread from cancer elsewhere in the body (metastases).
We use the sophisticated StealthStation™ surgical navigation system from Medtronic for all our brain tumor surgeries. It helps us map out the brain, plan precise treatment and accurately carry out surgery, always aware of the exact positioning of surgical instruments.
If you need additional, highly specialized neurological treatment, we work closely with Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital, a fellow member of the Allegheny Health Network.
Our partnership ensures a smooth and seamless transfer. We can take you by ambulance or, if needed, by helicopter.
Saint Vincent Hospital is rated the No. 1 hospital in Erie for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care, and Major Neuro-Surgery.*
Source: 2022 CareChex® by Quantros, Inc.
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