At Colorado Springs Neurological Associates (CSNA), our neurosurgeons possess the specialized competencies required to treat a wide array of challenging conditions involving both the central nervous system (composed of the brain, spinal cord, and spinal column) and the peripheral nervous system, which is spread throughout the body.
Below, you’ll find information about the conditions we treat, procedures we commonly perform, and more about our talented neurosurgical specialists.
For immediate assistance or to schedule an appointment at our Colorado Springs location, please call 719-473-3272 or contact a CSNA representative online.
Conditions We Treat
For most patients, the thought of surgery stirs up anxiety, especially when surgery involves the brain or spine.
CSNA provides quality, compassionate care that spans all areas of brain and spinal disease including tumors, vascular disorders, trauma, and degenerative conditions.
At Colorado Springs Neurological Associates, our neurosurgeons are board-certified medical doctors who have mastered specialized training and completed lengthy residency programs to perform neurosurgery.
Some of the conditions our neurosurgeons treat include:
- Lumbar spondylolisthesis
- Lumbar stenosis
- Malignant brain tumors
- Pituitary tumors
- Skull base tumors
- Spinal compression fractures
- Spinal deformity
- Spinal trauma
- Thoracic disc herniation
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Ulnar nerve compression
- Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)
While our neurosurgeons can provide an array of surgical procedures, their treatment offerings or recommendations also extend to nonsurgical methods.
Diagnosing a condition and coming up with a progressive treatment plan is common among most neurosurgeons. For example, back pain is often treated with anti-inflammatory drugs or nonsurgical therapies. If the condition progresses, however, and if surgery is indicated, then a neurosurgeon will perform the surgery.
In addition to skilled neurosurgeons, the CSNA roster also includes experienced neurologists, a neurophysiologist, pain management specialist, and professional support staff to best provide comprehensive care to our patients.
If you’re a NEW PATIENT, be sure to MEET OUR PROVIDERS and review our NEW PATIENT RESOURCES for important details including approved insurance coverages, office hours and location, and how to schedule an appointment.
Procedures We Perform
The neurosurgical options available today have led to incredible advancements in patient care and outcomes. Minimally invasive surgery, for example, involves laparoscopic devices and remote-controlled manipulation of surgical instruments.
In spinal surgeries, minimally invasive techniques allow the muscle to be pulled to the side instead of cut through to reach the operative site. Patients recover much quicker and experience less pain post-operatively.
Common neurosurgery procedures we perform at Colorado Springs Neurological Associates include:
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Anterior cervical disc arthroplasty (Cervical disc replacement)
- Carpal tunnel release
- Chiari surgery
- Intrathecal catheter and pump placement
- Lumbar fusion
- Lumbar laminectomy
- Lumbar microdiscectomy
- Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia
- Minimally invasive lumbar fusion
- Posterior cervical fusion
- Posterior cervical foraminotomy
- Resection of brain tumor
- Resection of pituitary tumor
- Spinal cord stimulator
- Spinal deformity
- Spinal fluid shunting
- Spinal tumor resection
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife)
- Surgery for head trauma
- Thoracic discectomy
- Thoracic fusion
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
- Ulnar nerve release
- Vagal nerve stimulator
At CSNA, our neurosurgeons are committed to patient outcomes, so we utilize a Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) to track quality of surgical care for common surgical procedures.
We know the decision to have surgery can be a challenging one for patients. CSNA’s holistic approach to patient care ensures every patient has agency in the decision-making process.
If you have questions about a specific procedure, or to schedule an appointment, please call 719-473-3272 or CLICK HERE to contact a CSNA representative online.
Experienced Neurosurgeons in Southern Colorado
We appreciate your time and interest in our comprehensive practice. CSNA was founded in 1959 and today is the largest, most experienced neuroscience practice in Southern Colorado.
The neurosurgeons at CSNA consult with each patient to explore options and weigh risks. They listen to patient concerns and answer questions. If surgery is needed, you will understand why, and what to expect.
Our board-certified neurosurgeons, and the rest of the team at Colorado Springs Neurological Associates, look forward to working alongside you and your family to develop a personalized treatment plan.
To schedule an appointment at our Colorado Springs location, please call 719-473-3272 or contact a CSNA representative online.