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Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors

Chattanooga Neurosurgery and Spine treats a coverage area of 4 states with referrals from hundreds of miles. This expansive referral area ensures a large patient volume and state of the art surgical equipment. Comprehensive chemotherapy and radiation options are available at Erlanger’s Academic Medical Center. Our team of highly experienced physicians offers a multidisciplinary evaluation for treatment as well as consideration of current experimental clinical trials.

Aneurysms

With an extensive background in vascular disorders of the brain, our clinic has treated over 1000 aneurysms and vascular disorders of the brain in the past several years. Advanced treatment options include minimally invasive craniotomy as well as endovascular treatment of aneurysms and other vascular disorders.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

CNS offers minimally invasive delivery of radiation therapy to treat brain tumors and blood vessel malformations of the brain. This focused radiation offers safer and more delicate treatment of lesions near the brainstem and other intricate areas of the CNS. CNS is also able to perform stereotactic biopsy of lesions through smaller incisions with quicker healing times.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery:

-Minimally invasive treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment, and other disorders of the peripheral nerves.
-Endoscopic and microscopic treatment options available

Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Comprehensive treatment of developmental disorders at the Boehm Birth Defects center, operated in conjunction with TC Thompson’s children’s hospital
  • Pediatric Brain and Spinal tumors
  • Hydrocephalus treated with VP shunting or endoscopic third ventriculostomy
  • Spina Bifida / Chiari disorder treatment
  • Tethered spinal cord decompression
  • Craniosynostosis: surgical correction of skull defects