Neurosurgery is the surgical specialty that treats diseases and disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), including the brain and spinal cord. People with birth defects, traumatic head injuries, aneurysms, tumors or other conditions affecting the CNS may benefit from neurosurgery.
The neurosurgery program at Capital Medical Center is providing patients with advanced care for medical
problems involving the head and spine without having to travel to Tacoma or Seattle.
Recently named #1 in Washington in Medical Excellence for Major Neuro-Surgery, Capital Medical Center’s neurosurgery team is able to treat a wide variety of neurological concerns. Among the advanced care technology employed is the minimally invasive Omniguide Laser, touted as the world’s most precise optical laser scalpel. With pinpoint accuracy the laser scalpel separates tumors from healthy tissue. If required, the system can vaporize tumors to completely eliminate remaining cancerous cells from the surgical site. Accompanied by the Zeiss Pentero microscope and Stealth Navigation, Capital Medical patients can expect to receive the highest level of care possible.
Neurosurgeons are the specialized physicians who perform such surgeries. At Capital Medical Center, we offer the expertise of board-certified neurosurgeons who treat the full array of neurological disorders. Our neurosurgeons are complemented by highly-skilled support staff and use advanced care technology to provide the most appropriate care for their patients.
Neurosurgeons at Capital Medical Center specialize in a number of services and conditions including:
- Benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine
- Complex spinal deformity
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Revision spine surgery
- Pituitary adenoma
- Hemorrhagic stroke
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus
- Chiari malformation and trigeminal neuralgia
- Spinal surgery for motion-preservation including artificial cervical disc replacement and cervical laminoplasty