Highly advanced, right in the neighborhood
The Community Neurosurgery team are experts at innovative, minimally-invasive spine surgeries, and cover the entire spectrum of adult neurosurgery at Community East. Services include aneurysm treatments, complex craniotomies for skull-based tumors and brain trauma, and stimulation implants in the brain for people with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
To learn more about neuroscience and neurosurgery services at Community Health Network, visit eCommunity.com/neurosciences.
Community Neurosurgery has one of the few surgeons nationwide performing percutaneous fusion of the sacroiliac joint, a minimally-invasive surgery that has a better outcome than traditional surgery. Other surgeons specialize in minimally-invasive treatments for degenerative spine disorders.
It’s difficult to perform complex surgeries without the right tools. So, Community East invested in the most advanced microscopes and O-arm® systems, which provide neurosurgeons with real-time, 3-D images of the spine right in the operating room.
The O-arms interface with the computerized Stealth surgical navigation system, which the neurosurgeons use to navigate both the spine and brain. This technology allows Community East neurosurgeons to perform intricate, minimally-invasive surgeries as safely as possible.
Community East also made a tremendous investment in the surgical infrastructure, and utilizes an advanced system of electronic medical records that allow the neurosurgeons to access patient information quickly and efficiently.
Community East has all the latest up-to-date equipment that people might expect more with a university setting, but our focus is patient care. There is an individualized approach for every patient and the doctors confer with each other about the more complex issues.
The nursing staff and allied health staff at Community East are also part of the team and contribute greatly to the patient-focused environment. The neuro program is small enough that patients don’t get lost in the mix and it's a friendly environment where the entire team works together to take good care of patients.