Midwest Surgical Specialists
Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions and disorders of nerves and the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex system that coordinates and regulates body activities. It has two major divisions:
A doctor who specializes in neurology is called a neurologist. The neurologist treats disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves, including:
Neurologists do not perform surgery. If a patient requires surgery, a referral is made to a neurosurgeon.
Neurosurgery is surgery performed on the nervous system, especially the brain and spinal cord.
Neurosurgeons specialize in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system, such as:
All of our physicians are highly skilled in providing superior patient-focused care for those suffering from injuries and diseases of the brain, spine and nervous system. Our neurosurgeons perform the following procedures: