Surgical care for neurological diseases

At the OHSU Tuality Neurosurgery program, we take a team-based approach and tailor treatment recommendations to the specific needs of every patient. We provide leading edge, specialized care and also take the time to deliver compassionate and engaged attention to our patients.

Our clinic and Tuality hospital are a regional referral center for neurological care with the latest surgical technology and instrumentation. We also benefit from our partnership with OHSU Healthcare neurosurgeons on the Marquam Hill campus in Portland, for some of the most complex neurovascular, functional, and pediatric neurosurgical care.

At OHSU Tuality neurosurgery, we specialize in:

  • Brain and Spinal Tumors
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Brain and Spine
  • Primary CNS and Metastatic Disease to the Brain and Spine
  • Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and Sacral Spinal Degenerative Disease, Tumors, and Fractures
  • Spinal stenosis and compression
  • Herniated discs
  • Peripheral Nerve disorders (Schwannomas, Carpal Tunnel, and Entrapment Syndromes)
  • Hydrocephalus (ventriculo-peritoneal shunting and endoscopic third ventriculostomy techniques)
  • Brain cysts
  • Chiari Malformation

Leading edge intra-operative techniques

  • Brain Mapping and Neuronavigation (Image-guided surgery to aid in the accurate resection of brain tumors. )
  • Neuro-Endoscopy (Minimally-invasive surgical procedures.)
  • Intra-Operative CT Scan (3-D imaging during the procedure.)
  • Intra-Operative Ultrasound (Real-time imaging (sonograms) of the inside of the body to help the surgeon find tumors.)
  • Neurophysiological Monitoring (Monitor the functional integrity of certain neural structures.)

Team-based approach to patient care

  • Collaborations with Primary Care, Hospitalists, Neurology, Radiation Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Neuroradiology, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine, Otolaryngology, Endocrinology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery and Critical Care
  • Multi-Disciplinary Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology Clinic
  • Collaboration with Neuro-Oncology and Medical Oncology – Access to Clinical Trials and new drugs and procedures

For other neurosurgical diagnoses, parts of your care will take place at our OHSU Marquam Hill campus in central Portland:

  • Skull base tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Vascular malformations
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Endovascular stroke care
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Movement disorders and spasticity
  • Surgery for chronic pain
  • Facial pain surgery
  • Epilepsy mapping and surgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Brain and spinal birth defects
  • Brain and spinal cord trauma
  • Adult degenerative scoliosis