Donate to Neurosurgery Research, Patient Care and Education

Most people think of neurosurgery as brain surgery, but it is much more than that.Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to, or diseases/disorders of, the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves. The specialty of neurosurgical care includes both pediatric and adult patients, and, depending on the nature of a patient’s injury or illness, a neurosurgeon may provide surgical and/or non-surgical care.

In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Northwestern Medicine’s Neurology and Neurosurgery programs No. 8 in the nation. By donating to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will help Northwestern Medicine’s outstanding specialists in the neurosciences to continue to provide the most advanced and most comprehensive care to their patients.

Most neurosurgeons perform more spine surgeries than brain surgeries. Some neurosurgeons specialize in specific types of spinal problems, including cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) disorders, and spinal cord injuries. Pediatric neurosurgeons treat babies and children, while other neurosurgeons specialize in diseases affecting adults. The neurosurgeons at Northwestern Medicine are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized care to every patient, and your support will help them to realize this critical mission.

In addition to treating spine and brain injuries, neurosurgeons can treat conditions such as carotid artery disease, a condition that affects the significant blood vessels that provide blood to the head and the throat. Neurosurgeons also treat cervical spine disease, which can cause pain in the throat, shoulders, hands or arms, in addition to tingling, numbness or fatigue. They also can treat conditions such as persistent pain in the nervous system.

Neurosurgery at Northwestern Medicine consists of six clinical areas of care:

  1. Back, Neck and Spine
  2. Comprehensive Stroke Centers (cerebrovascular/neurointerventional)
  3. Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
  4. Neuromodulation and Functional Neurosurgery Program
  5. Neuroradiology
  6. Neurosurgical Oncology

Northwestern Medicine’s neurosurgeons provide a range of treatments, including cerebrovascular surgery, deep brain stimulation, endovascular surgical neuroradiology, neuromodulation and functional neurosurgery, and surgery for some types of brain and spinal tumors.

Neurosurgery Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

Your gift to Northwestern Memorial Foundation will help Northwestern Medicine’s nationally recognized neurosurgeons to achieve new heights of excellence in the care that they deliver to their patients. Additionally, with your support, scientists at Northwestern Medicine will be able to advance important clinical research trials in many areas of neurological diseases and disorders. Through your generosity, you will touch many lives.

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