At Henry Ford Health, our highly skilled neurosurgeons are known for innovative care and exceptional results, but also for providing personalized, compassionate care to every patient. Our team of experts are national leaders in the field of neurosurgery, offering the latest procedures, techniques and treatments backed by research and experience.
Neurosurgery at Henry Ford: why choose us?
Expert neurosurgery requires a team approach. Henry Ford is among the few programs in the region where doctors from different neurologic specialties come together to tailor your care. Neurosurgeons work alongside epilepsy, brain tumor and movement disorder specialists to coordinate testing before surgery and therapies to aid your recovery.
Highlights of our program include:
- Personalized care: We’ll work together to determine if surgery is right for you, thoroughly reviewing your complete medical history, images and diagnostic tests. You are evaluated for uncommon causes of your symptoms, including sleep issues. We also work closely with your neurologist to see if advanced medical therapies will help. The result is a comprehensive treatment plan designed to meet your individual needs.
- Focus on quality: Our neurosurgeons use intraoperative imaging and robotic technologies to safely deliver precise care.
- Support: It’s natural to be nervous when you are considering neurosurgery. At Henry Ford, you receive the support you need to make this process a little less worrisome. We’ll explain why we recommend a specific procedure, how it can help, and what to expect afterward.
- Neuro ICU: Patients requiring complex surgery begin their recovery in our neuro ICU. Here, specially trained neurologists and nurses provide round-the-clock monitoring to keep your recovery moving forward. Find out more about our neuro ICU.
Types of neurosurgery we offer
When you choose Henry Ford, you have access to a broad range of treatments, from the latest innovations in brain tumor surgery to deep brain stimulation for epilepsy to reduce seizures. These options are not widely available elsewhere in the region. And our participation in research means you could be eligible for clinical trials testing new treatments. All patients can count on us for personalized care tailored to their needs.
Some of our services include:
Baclofen pump therapy
This implantable device delivers pain-reducing medication directly to the spine, so you get relief with fewer side effects. You may benefit from this treatment if you have severe muscle stiffness from multiple sclerosis, ALS, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease or a brain injury. Learn more about baclofen pump therapy.
Brain tumor surgery
Our brain surgeons are experts in the latest techniques and are national leaders in the use of technologies that make surgery safer to ensure the best possible outcome. Learn more about brain tumor surgery.
Neurovascular surgeons perform blood vessel, brain, or nervous system surgery. This includes treatment of aneurysm, carotid artery diseases, AVM (arteriovenous malformation) or a traumatic brain injury. Find out more about cerebrovascular procedures.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Henry Ford is a leader in deep brain stimulation. We were among the first in the region using robotic surgical technology to implant electrodes in specific areas of the brain. The electrodes connect to a device that delivers electrical impulses that help control seizures and abnormal brain activity. Explore deep brain stimulation.
If medications fail to control seizure activity or their side effects become unbearable, surgery may be an option. At Henry Ford, you have access to leading therapies, including responsive neurostimulation (RNS) devices, which our team helped pioneer. Get more information about epilepsy surgery.
Facial pain surgery
Conditions like trigeminal neuralgia cause episodes of severe pain that eventually stop responding to medications. We offer sophisticated treatments that relieve pressure on the nerve fibers causing your symptoms. You have access to a broad range of options, giving you the best chances for relief. Read more about facial pain surgery.
Headache procedures and devices
You may need surgery if structural problems, like slipped discs or abnormal blood vessel structures, are causing head pain. Neurosurgeons also treat certain headaches, including cluster headaches, with implantable devices. The devices disrupt brain activity responsible for pain signals. Explore headache procedures and devices.
Skull base and pituitary tumor surgery
This team of highly trained specialists includes surgeons from both neurosurgery and otolaryngology (ENT) who work together to design a treatment plan to meet the unique needs of each patient. Advances in endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques have significantly increased the options available to patients with these conditions. Learn more about skull base treatment options.
Henry Ford is home to a nationally recognized stroke center. Neurosurgeons are always available to deliver lifesaving surgical and nonsurgical stroke care If problems such as abnormal vein structures or a previous stroke are raising your stroke risk, we can help. Read more about stroke treatments.