Clinically linked with University of Rochester Medicine’s Neurosurgery

The level of care at URMC is widely recognized as among the best in the nation. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the URMC Department of Neurosciences among the top hospitals in the country and the number one hospital in the Rochester metro area. The relationship with URMC helps to advance neurosciences at Cayuga Medical Center in a rapidly evolving field. The criteria and protocols developed at URMC for stroke patients and spinal surgery patients are available at Cayuga Medical Center.

What is neurosurgery?

Neurological surgery, also called neurosurgery, is the branch of medicine that provides both operative and nonoperative management of disorders that affect the central and peripheral nervous systems, including their supportive structures and vascular supply, and the operative and nonoperative management of pain.

Neurological surgery encompasses disorders of the brain, spine, and nerves, including the following:

  • The extracranial and intracranial carotid and vertebral arteries
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Disorders of the pituitary gland, such as prolactinomas
  • Tumors in and around the brain, such as gliomas, meningiomas, and acoustic neuromas
  • Disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and spine, including those that may need treatment by removing or replacing intervertebral discs, spinal fusion, or instrumentation
  • Disorders of the peripheral nerves, such as carpal tunnel or entrapped ulnar nerve at the elbow
  • Disorders of the autonomic nervous system, such as hyperhidrosis
  • Disorders of movement, such as Parkinson disease and spasticity
  • Pain disorders, such as failed back syndrome or trigeminal neuralgia
  • Trauma, such as acute or chronic subdural hematomas

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