Central Ohio Neurological Surgeons, Inc. C.O.N.S.
955 Eastwind Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43081
1-888-444-1203
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Surgical Procedures

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More than almost any other specialty, neurological surgery provides an opportunity for dramatic results. New techniques and procedures are continually giving hope to patients who previously had been declared inoperable. Our neurosurgeons are dedicated to bringing patients the latest advances in medical knowledge and technology. Their areas of expertise cover a wide range of surgical and spinal disease.

Surgical Disease

  • Cranial Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Stroke
  • Head Trauma
  • Infections of the nervous system, including abscess
  • Spinal cord and vertebral disorders, including tumors, herniated disc, trauma, degenerative disc disease, arthritis and instability
  • Disorders of the pituitary gland
  • Tumors of the brain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia, chronic pain, facial pain
  • Peripheral nerve injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome and tumors of the peripheral nerves
  • Disorders of the sympathetic nervous system, including surgery for excessive sweating
  • Epilepsy

Available Surgical Techniques

  • ACDF (anterior cervical discectomy with fusion)
  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Aneurysm clipping
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Balloon kyphoplasty
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Burrhole surgery for subdural hematoma
  • Carpel tunnel decompression
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Cervical laminectomy
  • Craniotomy for tumor and trauma
  • Cyberknife surgery
  • Endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Hydrocephalus shunt placement
  • Intracranial chemotherapy (Gliadel wafers)
  • Intrathecal pain pump insertion
  • Interspinous distraction/spinal stenosis (X-stop)
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar-peritoneal shunt placement (LP shunt)
  • Microscopic surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Percutaneous tregeminal rhizotomy
  • Peripheral neurosurgery
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Skull base surgery/Acoustic neuroma surgery
  • Spinal corpectomy
  • Spinal instrumentation and fusion (including spinal cage fixation)
  • Stereotactic brain biopsy
  • Stereotactic surgery (including frameless navigational surgery)
  • Sympathetic nervous system surgery
  • Thoracic laminectomy
  • TLIF (transforaminal interbody fusion)
  • Ulnar nerve decompression and transposition
  • Vagal nerve stimulator placement
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement (VP shunt)

Test/Interpretation

  • CT scan (computerized tomography)
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • EMG (electromyography)
  • X-ray
  • Cerebral angiography (X-ray examination of the cranial blood vessels)
  • Myelography