The department of neurosurgery is one of the largest and most diverse academic neurosurgical programs in the nation. Our staff of neurosurgeons and interventional radiologists offers an array of services for adult and pediatric patients. The department consists of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery and pediatric and congenital neurosurgery. Our staff sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus and at various locations throughout the community.
Because of our clinical expertise, academic achievement and innovative research, we have earned a national and international reputation for excellence. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks our Neurology and Neurosurgery programs among America's top ten and the best in Ohio.
The department consists of the following:
Achieving excellent outcome statistics, our staff offers expert diagnosis, endovascular and surgical management of stroke, cerebral aneurysms, brain and spinal vascular malformations, carotid stenosis and intracranial atherosclerosis. Our Neuroendovascular Research Laboratory focuses on cerebral aneurysm treatment, imaging research, blood-brain barrier function and cerebral hemorrhage management. In the past year, our intracerebral clinical trials have increase 70 percent, with funding from the National Institutes of Health and Industry.
Cleveland Clinic has one of the largest and most comprehensive epilepsy centers in the world for the evaluation and medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy in children and adults. Once considered as a last resort as a treatment option, we now perform more than 200 epilepsy surgeries annually. Epilepsy research conducted at Cleveland Clinic has been instrumental in pinpointing the focus of seizures and improving surgical outcomes. We are currently participating in a multicenter clinical trial evaluating outcomes of medical and surgical therapies in selected patients.
Widely recognized for providing advanced treatment, pediatric and congenital neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic is devoted to the comprehensive and most advanced surgical treatment of children with neural disorders and adults with congenital disorders. Areas treated include pediatric brain tumors, cerebral palsy, cranial anomalies and craniofacial disorders, headache, hydrocephalus, neonatal hemorrhages and spinal anomalies. Congenital disorders such as hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation and tethered cord are treated in patients of all ages. Our research, funded through the National Institutes of Health and Industry, explores the development, diagnosis and treatment of hydrocephalus.