If you are considering brain, neck, or spine surgery, you need a surgeon who will give you the correct diagnosis and the best treatment possible. Intermountain Medical Center’s neuro surgeons are highly trained experts. We use the most advanced technology to reduce the risks of surgery. Our nurses and technicians have years of experience. They also have special training in neurosurgery protocols and techniques. With our careful, case-by-case decision to recommend surgery, you will have the best possible outcome for your condition.

Types Of Conditions We Treat:

  • Aneurysms and vascular malformations
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial pain
  • Movement disorders
  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Cervical spinal stenosis and Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Head trauma (brain hemorrhages, aneurysms, fractures, etc.)
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves
  • Infections
  • Tumors of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage, such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, interdepartmental, and intracellular hemorrhages
  • Intractable pain of cancer or trauma patients and cranial/peripheral nerve pain

Types Of Surgery We Offer

  • Craniotomies
  • Spine and neck surgery
    • Dissections
    • Laminations
  • Traumatic spine
  • Lumbar fusions
  • Stroke surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Vegal nerve stimulation (VNS)
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Shunts

Back and Spine Care

Most spine problems can be treated without surgery. In some cases, however, your spine care team may suggest surgery as a good option for relieving your symptoms. Surgical options include:

  • Microdiscectomy: Removing part of a damaged spinal disc using microscopically enhanced techniques.
  • Laminotomy, laminectomy (decompression): Cutting away part of a vertebra to open the spinal canal and relieve pressure on a nerve or the spinal cord.
  • Spinal fusion: Joining (fusing) two vertebrae so that there’s no movement between them.
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF):Removing a disc in the neck (cervical) region of your spine and fusing the vertebrae above and below it.
  • Vertebroplasty: Injecting special cement into a collapsed vertebra to stabilize and support the damaged bone.
  • Kyphoplasty: Injecting a special balloon and cement into a collapsed vertebra. The balloon is inflated inside the vertebra to restore the original height of the bone, and the cement helps preserve this shape after the balloon is removed.
  • Total disc replacement (arthroplasty): Removing an entire damaged spinal disc and replacing it with an artificial disc to help preserve motion between two vertebrae.​

Our Technology

We have three operating rooms at Intermountain Medical Center that are dedicated to neuro surgeries. These rooms have special neuro surgery technology, so our surgeons can provide you with the best care possible. Some of the technology includes:

  • Specialized microscopes with video capability to give your surgeon a precise view of the area being treated
  • 3D imaging – tools to help your surgeon better understand your anatomy by viewing lifelike images
  • Indocyanine green (ICG) – a dye that allows your surgeon to see the blood vessels in detail without the need for further radiation from additional CT scans