Division of Neurosurgery

Meeting the neurosurgical needs of Central Massachusetts and beyond, UMass Memorial Medical Center offers sophisticated neurosurgical treatments, combining physician expertise with compassionate care from a multispecialty, collaborative setting.Neurosurgery

Each year, the Medical Center performs more than 1,000 neurosurgical procedures with surgical precision and using state-of-the-art technology. In addition to neurosurgeons, our team is comprised of neuroradiologists, neurologists, neuro-critical care specialists, and medical and radiation oncologists who come together regularly to review diagnostic information and treatment options, and to make recommendations.

To assure the best patient care, our team works collegially with other Medical Center specialists and departments, including:

  • Brain Tumor Program and the Center for Translational Research in Neuro-Oncology (identification and suppression of brain cancer stem cells and development of a brain cancer vaccine)
  • Center for Innovative Imaging and Intervention (endovascular and operative management of cerebrovascular diseases)
  • Children's Medical Center (pediatric ICU, newborn ICU, pediatric neurology and pediatric oncology services)
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Units (adult and pediatric)
  • Neurology (treatment of movement disorders, critical care of brain injury, stroke and epilepsy)
  • Pain management
  • Spine Center (treating degenerative and traumatic spine pathology)Trauma Center

 Our team of specialists treats patients with the following conditions:

  • Brain tumors (adult and pediatric)
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Developmental abnormalities of the nervous system
  • Disorders of the spine
  • Epilepsy (adult and pediatric)
  • Hydrocephaly
  • Movement disorders
  • Pain management
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Stroke prevention and treatment
  • Traumatic brain and spinal injuries

 Our advanced technology provides more treatment options:

  • Advanced neuroendoscopic systems combined with neuronavigation capabilities for interventions in ventricular system, pituitary and skull base lesions
  • Awake anesthesia and monitoring for surgery in eloquent regions of the brain
  • Brain mapping technology
  • Frameless and frame-based deep brain stimulation
  • Frameless stereotactic radiosurgery for both cranial and whole body applications using Trilogy technology
  • Integrated high-field strength MRI and angiography
  • Latest endovascular technologies and expertise that offer alternatives to open brain surgery