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Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions and disorders of nerves and the nervous system. This includes assessment and treatment options.

The nervous system is a complex system that coordinates and regulates body activities. It has two major divisions:

  • Central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord
  • Peripheral nervous system: all other neural elements, such as eyes, ears, skin and other “sensory receptors”

A doctor who specializes in neurology is called a neurologist. The neurologist treats disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves, including:

  • Dementia
  • Headaches
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Seizures
  • Strokes

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.

The Neurosurgeons at Lima Memorial Health System specialize in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system, such as:

  • Infections of the brain
  • Infections of the spine
  • Stroke
  • Trauma
  • Tumors
  • Vascular and degenerative disorders of the spine

All of our neurology physicians are highly skilled in providing superior patient-focused care for those suffering from injuries and diseases of the brain, spine and nervous systems.

Our neurosurgeons perform the following procedures:

  • Discectomy
  • Microscopic laminectomy or laminotomy
  • Myelograms
  • Carpal tunnel or ulnar neuropathy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Lumbar laminectomy posterior
  • Craniotomy
  • Brain Tumor
    • VP Shunt
    • Hemorrhage
  • Craniotomy
    • Tumor
    • Hemorrhage
    • Trauma
  • Spine
    • Nerve and spinal cord decompression
    • Fusion
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Coflex interlaminar stabilization
    • Tumor
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar nerve release
  • Shunts


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