Neuroscience Center

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#11 in the Nation
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Neurosurgery Procedures

Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Neurosurgery services includes five dedicated neurosurgery operating rooms equipped to perform neurological surgical procedures, including multiple trauma. The hospital’s 20-bed neuro-intensive care unit (NICU) is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the United States, ensuring that after all neurosurgery procedures, patients are cared for by specialized physicians, nurses and staff.

Neurosurgeons work in an interdisciplinary environment that brings together Barnes-Jewish & Washington University Neuroscience Center neurologists, neuroradiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and a dedicated neuroanesthesia team. The Neurosurgery department has neurosurgeons that treat a full range of neurological disorders in the areas of:

Neuroscience Center neurosurgeons have access to the latest technology for all neurological surgical procedures. Among them are intraoperative MRI, the Gamma Knife and the Monteris AutoLITT MRI-guided laser probe. 

Neurosurgery procedures available for the following conditions:

We’ve also performed the world's first magnetic surgery, known as the Magnetic Surgery System (MSS), a safer way of manipulating surgical tools within the brain. This neurosurgical technique is used for finding and removing brain tumors, while keeping nearby structures and tissues unharmed. 

For a referral to a Washington University neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call .

Hyperthermia for Brain Tumors

Hyperthermia treatment for brain tumors (also called laser interstitial thermal therapy) is a new procedure that allows treats previously inoperable cancers by applying laser energy directly to the cancer cells. Find out more in this "Innovate: Neuro" podcast with Washington University neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish, Eric Leuthardt, MD.


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