The Columbus Neurologic Institute was established to serve patients who have disorders of the neck, back, brain or peripheral nerves. Our goal is to provide you with the finest neurosurgical care possible in a pleasant and courteous environment. This web site was designed to introduce our facilities and staff to you. We believe that a more informed patient tends to be a more successful patient.
A neurosurgeon is a physician who specializes in surgery of the nervous system and its supporting structures. This includes the brain, neck, back, and peripheral nerves. A neurosurgeon diagnoses and surgically treats neurologic and spinal illnesses in adults and children.
Many disorders can effect the brain, spinal cord, skull, spine, and nerves. Some of these diseases are listed to the right. Our Doctors are experts in the treatment of these disorders and many others and have the most in-depth training of any physician specialty in treating the neck and back. They can assist your family doctor in managing your surgical needs for injury and disorders of the brain, spine and neurologic health.
We find most people associate neurosurgeons with the brain or as a “brain doctor”. This is true to an extent as neurosurgeons are the only physicians that can perform surgery on the brain. However, neurosurgeons operate on the spine eighty-five percent of the time. Neurosurgeons are the most highly-trained physician as they operate on the brain and spine and dedicate five years of residence training specifically on the brain and spine.
The surgical technique used by neurosurgeons is minimally invasive or microsurgery which makes your surgical incision small and improves healing time. This type of surgery assists in setting you back to your normal life sooner than if you have a large incision. We realize no surgery is easy and we make every effort to optimize other options before surgery is recommended. Thank you for choosing The Columbus Neurologic Institute and trusting your surgical needs to our healthcare team.
- degenerative diseases
- tumors (brain and spinal)
- birth defects
- neck pain
- vascular malformations
- entrapment syndromes
- carpal tunnel
- ulnar nerve
- herniated discs
- stroke (as a result of brain injury)
- movement disorders
- Parkinson’s disease