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  • Skull Base Surgery

    Skull Base Surgery The skull is composed of bones and cartilage that form the face and the cranium, which surrounds the brain. You can feel the bones of the cranium on top of the skull. The five bone...

  • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

    Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery Endoscopic pituitary surgery, also called transsphenoidal endoscopic surgery, is the most common surgery used to remove pituitary tumors. The pituitary gland is located a...

  • Electromyography (EMG)

    Electromyography (EMG) (Myogram) Procedure overview What is EMG? Electromyography (EMG) measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of the muscle. The test is...

  • Electronystagmography (ENG)

    Electronystagmography (ENG) (Electrooculography) Procedure overview What is electronystagmography? Electronystagmography (ENG) is used to evaluate people with vertigo (a false sense of spinning or mo...

  • Evoked Potentials Studies

    Evoked Potentials Studies (Evoked Brain Potentials, Evoked Responses, Visual Evoked Response [VER], Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response [BAER], Auditory Brainstem Evoked Potentials [ABEP] or alternati...

  • Lumbar Puncture (LP)

    Lumbar Puncture (LP) (Spinal Tap, Spinal Puncture, CSF Collection) Procedure overview What is a lumbar puncture? A lumbar puncture (LP), also known as a spinal tap, is a diagnostic and/or therapeutic...

  • Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)

    Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) (Electroneurography, EneG, Nerve Conduction Studies) Procedure overview What is nerve conduction velocity? Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test--also called a nerve co...

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

    Electroencephalogram (EEG) (Electroencephalography, Brain Wave Test) Procedure overview What is an EEG? An electroencephalogram detects abnormalities in the brain waves or electrical activity of the ...

  • Sympathectomy

    Sympathectomy (Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, ETS, thoracodorsal sympathectomy) Procedure overview Deep inside your chest, a structure called the sympathetic nerve chain runs up and down along yo...

  • Craniotomy

    Craniotomy Procedure overview What is a craniotomy? A craniotomy is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain. Specialized tools are used to remove the section of bo...

  • Deep Brain Stimulation

    Deep Brain Stimulation What is deep brain stimulation? Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a type of therapy that uses electrical stimulation to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, multiple...

  • Cervical Disk Replacement Surgery

    Cervical Disk Replacement Surgery (Artificial Cervical Disk Replacement) Procedure overview Your cervical spine is made up of the seven bones, called cervical vertebrae, stacked on top of each other ...

  • Endovascular Coiling

    Endovascular Coiling (Coiling, Coil Embolization, Detachable Coil Embolization, Endovascular Embolization, Intracranial Aneurysm Repair) Procedure overview What is endovascular coiling? Endovascular ...

  • Gamma Knife

    Gamma Knife (Stereotactic radiosurgery, Gamma Knife surgery) Procedure overview What is Gamma Knife radiosurgery? Gamma Knife radiosurgery, also called stereotactic radiosurgery, is a very precise fo...

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing (Hyperbaric Medicine, Hyperbarics) Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves exposing the body to 100 percent oxygen at a pressure that is greater than what you n...

  • X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back

    X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacral, or Coccygeal X-ray Studies) Procedure overview What are X-rays of the spine, neck, or back? X-rays use invisible electromagneti...

  • X-rays of the Skull

    X-rays of the Skull (Skull X-ray Studies) Procedure overview What are X-rays of the skull? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs o...

  • Myelogram

    Myelogram (Myelography) Procedure overview What is a myelogram? A myelogram, also known as myelography, is a diagnostic imaging procedure performed by a radiologist. It combines the use of a contrast...

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan)

    Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan) (PET Imaging) Procedure overview What is PET? Positron emission tomography (PET) is a specialized radiology procedure used to examine various body tissues to i...

  • Cerebral Arteriogram

    Cerebral Arteriogram (Cerebral Angiography, Cerebral Angiogram) Procedure overview What is a cerebral arteriogram? An arteriogram, also called an angiogram, is an X-ray image of the blood vessels. It...

  • Lumbar Disk Replacement

    Lumbar Disk Replacement (Artificial Disk Replacement in the Lumbar Spine) Procedure overview A lumbar disk replacement is a type of back surgery. It involves replacing a worn or degenerated disk in t...

  • Carotid Artery Duplex Scan

    Carotid Artery Duplex Scan (Carotid Ultrasound, Vascular Ultrasound Study, Carotid Artery Doppler Sonography) Procedure overview A carotid artery duplex scan is a type of vascular ultrasound study do...