The Hermelin Brain Tumor Center is one of the premier neuro-oncology centers in the nation, and the only such center in Michigan. Our state-of-the-art clinical and research services include one of the nation’s largest brain tumor boards and the first high field adult intraoperative MRI in Michigan, providing better surgical treatment of even the most complex brain and spinal cord tumors. Our expert team is dedicated to research that improves treatment, outcomes, and quality of life for our patients.
Neurovascular surgery and therapies
With some of the best clinical outcomes in the United States, the Henry Ford Cerebrovascular Center is a nationally recognized resource for aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). In addition, the program works in collaboration with the Harris Stroke Center on neuro-regeneration research for patients who have suffered a stroke or brain hemorrhage. We offer two Neuro Critical Care Units staffed by experienced, fellowship-trained experts in neurological care.
Spinal disorders and neurotrauma
The Department coordinates a multidisciplinary Spine Center that includes neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, radiologists and pain specialists who work together to provide the most efficient and effective experience for patients with spinal disorders. The Department of Neurosurgery performs more spine surgery than any other Neurosurgery Department in Michigan and was the first to employ minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. Also offering unique programs to patients such as Spine Prehab
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Henry Ford is one of the most active in the country, featuring two modern Epilepsy Monitoring Units. We undertake a wide spectrum of investigational and therapeutic approaches, developed by experts to provide the best surgical outcomes. Henry Ford also is one of 29 centers in the United States and the first in Michigan that has a magnetoencephalography (MEG) system, which offers advanced neuroimaging through recording magnetic fields produced by the brain.
Movement disorder surgery
Neurosurgeons with the Movement Disorders Center at Henry Ford provide advanced treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia and other movement disorders through Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). DBS is an innovative surgical technique that can relieve the symptoms of different movement disorders for patients who no longer gain adequate relief of their symptoms with medication. Henry Ford offers patients multiple choices for DBS: traditional surgery while the patient is awake, asleep DBS utilizing the intraoperative MRI and now Infinity DBS, which features a directional lead designed to precisely customize therapy to help maximize patient outcomes and reduce side effects. The lead offers eight independent electrode contacts through which the physician can steer electrical current toward targeted structures of the brain that control movement.
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is an abnormal increase of fluid in the brain's ventricles or cavities. NPH can occur in people of any age, but it is most common in the elderly population. Henry Ford offers a special multidisciplinary clinic for the treatment of NPH, along with an expert team of neurosurgeons who specialize in the condition.