The Department of Neurological Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) as well as the head and spine. NMCSD Neurosurgical Providers offer the most up-to-date and evidenced-based treatment modalities, and are committed to the education of our patients regarding complex neurosurgical conditions. We strive for constant evolution in the neurosurgical care and capabilities for our forward deployed warfighters, and are concurrently thought-leaders for the treatment of the broad spectrum of non-wartime neurosurgical disease. We are committed to the training of our next generation of neurosurgeons.
Overview of Neurosurgical Services
Physician, Physician-Assistant (PA) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) Providers within the Department employ the most advanced technology and evidenced-based care paradigms to meet or exceed national neurosurgical standards of care. Our robust relationships with NMCSD partner-specialists in Neurology, Neuro-Radiology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Otolaryngology, Pain Management, Physiatry and Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy ensure that each patient will be assured of a broad-spectrum evaluation to find the most appropriate individualized treatment strategy for patients of all ages.
The NMCSD campus offers advanced diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to facilitate the highest quality care on exquisite neurologic structures. Neurosurgical conditions treated include the following:
- Tumors of the brain, skull, skull base, nerves and spine
- Degenerative spine conditions including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc, and deformity
- Trauma of the head and spine
- Chiari Malformation
- Pediatric disorders including craniosynostosis and myelomeningocele
- Cerebrovascular Disorders including aneurysm, AVM, cavernoma, AV fistula, stroke, Moyamoya
- Peripheral nerve disorders including nerve entrapment and tumor
NMCSD Neuro-Radiology suites provide advanced imaging through MRI, CT, x-ray, angiography, and myelography. Working closely with NMCSD Neuro-Anesthesiologists, our operative theaters facilitate both same-day and inpatient surgery with capabilities for open, minimally-invasive (MIS), endoscopic, endovascular and microscopic-assist procedures. Intraoperative surgical adjuncts including CT/MRI neuro-navigation, ultrasound, and neurophysiologic monitoring.