Neurosurgery

Our neurosurgeons treat a wide range of complex conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord, including:

  • Aneurysms
  • Brain tumors
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs of the neck or low back
  • Hydrocephalus (fluid in the brain)
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Stroke

Robotic Laser Therapy for Brain Tumors and Lesions

A new technology at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital can help patients with epilepsy and brain tumors previously considered inoperable.

The NeuroBlate System is a new technology that treats tumors and epilepsy using a laser guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The laser applies heat directly to diseased tissue in the brain until the damaged area dies. Depending on the size of the tumor, removal can take as little as two minutes.

When using NeuroBlate to treat patients, surgeons make a small opening in the skull. The tiny incision means NeuroBlate patients have less pain, discomfort and scarring, as well as a faster recovery following the procedure, compared to patients who have more open procedures. The procedure is done using a GPS-guiding system that allows the surgeons to watch the brain in real time to monitor the procedure.

NeuroBlate allows physicians to treat areas of the brain that are difficult to reach and is often used on patients who have recurring brain tumors. NeuroBlate may also be appropriate for patients with epilepsy that have tried two or more medications and still have uncontrolled symptoms.

To speak with a neurosurgeon who is using NeuroBlate at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital, call 502.589.3027 or 502.262.7691.