Specialties & Treatments

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Gamma Knife Surgery

Gamma Knife Surgery utilizes a non-invasive instrument, the “Gamma Knife”, to deliver concentrated radiation to a very specific region of the body, a procedure known as “radiosurgery”. This treatment has many applications for cancer, particularly malignant brain tumors and metastasized cancers, such as lung, breast, and certain colon cancers, along with metastasized melanoma. It is [...]

By |2018-09-26T10:08:29-06:00August 19th, 2015|News, Specialties & Treatments|0 Comments

Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation is a relatively new operation primarily used for treating Parkinson's disease and various motor disorders, the most common being essential tremor. This disorder, also known as benign tremor or familial tremor, is genetic and especially prevalent among populations of Northern European and Scandinavian heritage, which make up Minnesota's biggest demographics. Other motor [...]

By |2018-09-26T10:17:48-06:00August 19th, 2015|News, Specialties & Treatments|0 Comments

Spinal and Cranial Trauma

Cranial and Spinal Trauma refers to any type of injury sustained by the central nervous system or associated skeletal features, the skull and spine. This type of treatment is almost always urgent and non-elective, exclusively for victims of accident or assault. Metropolitan Neurosurgery offers comprehensive neurosurgical care and, in the agonizing situations necessitating these types [...]

By |2023-01-18T07:46:24-06:00August 3rd, 2015|Specialties & Treatments|0 Comments

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis occurs when the spinal canal is significantly narrowed, hindering function of the nervous system connected to the part of the spine experiencing stenosis. A wide variety of factors can cause this, such as the effects of aging, inherited traits, or injuries sustained in an accident. While the surgical procedures to remedy this problem [...]

Vagal Nerve Surgery

Vagal nerve stimulation is a surgical procedure often used in patients with recurrent seizures, or epilepsy, to help control the frequency or intensity of their seizures. This typically is done in patients that continue to have seizures even after being on high doses of antiepileptic medications (AED). Candidates for this surgery also are not able [...]

By |2015-08-05T19:05:15-06:00July 31st, 2015|Specialties & Treatments|0 Comments


Epilepsy is a common condition often described as recurrent seizures. Seizures are abnormal and uncontrolled brain activity, that often leads to a clinical deficit. Most patients that have epilepsy can control their disease with antiepileptic medications (AED) or a combination of medicines. Some people will continue to have seizures despite trying many different AEDs and [...]

By |2018-07-13T02:03:50-06:00July 31st, 2015|Specialties & Treatments|0 Comments

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Overview Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, is a condition with lancinating facial pain. The pain involves only one side of the face and follows the distribution of the trigeminal nerve. Most often, the pain is caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve by the superior cerebellar artery as the nerve enters the brainstem. [...]

Intraoperative MRI

If you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor, you may benefit from having the tumor removed using the intraoperative MRI. This involves an operating room where real-time MRI images can be obtained during surgery while the tumor is being removed. Use of the intraoperative MRI can help to provide a more complete resection of [...]

Brain Tumors

Overview There are many different types of brain tumors. Brain tumors can be broadly classified as either primary or secondary. Primary brain tumors originate from within the brain itself. Secondary tumors spread to the brain from other parts of the body‰ÛÓmost commonly the lung, breast, or kidney. Brain tumors can be benign or malignant. [...]