Neurosurgery is surgery of the nervous system. Most people think of neurosurgery as brain surgery, but it is much more! It is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, spinal column and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body.
Examples include spinal disc herniations, spinal stenosis, brain tumors, carpal tunnel and Chiari malformations to name a few.
Patients will have direct access to our surgeons and physician assistants and when
necessary, referral to our neurologist to assist with the diagnostic process.
Appropriate patients may be offered surgical management at Alice Peck Day
Memorial Hospital, Gifford Medical Center or New London Hospital where our
surgeries are routinely performed.
Neurology is a medical specialty that deals with the non-surgical disorders and diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Like Neurosurgery, Neurology encompasses a broad spectrum of maladies. Our Neurology services at this time are focused only on the support of our Neurosurgical practice. We are not currently seeing Neurology patients outside of this context.