Abbott Northwestern's Neuroscience Institute cares for more than 2,000 neurosurgical patients each year and performs the most neurologic surgeries in the Twin Cities.
A team of neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, neuro- and interventional radiologists, neurologists, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists and a neuropathologist work collaboratively to address all aspects of diagnosis and treatment of neurosurgical problems.
Highly skilled and experienced nurses and technicians in the neuro-operating rooms, neuro-critical care unit and neuroscience unit provide specialized care throughout a patient's hospital stay.
In addition to traditional neurosurgery, the Abbott Northwestern Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program uses focused-beam radiation to treat some disorders that would otherwise require traditional surgery. Radiosurgery may also be used as an adjunct to traditional surgery for some types of brain tumors.