Department & Services

The scope of our neurosurgery services ranges from common surgical procedures for herniated disc repair to advanced spinal surgery techniques, including disc implants, tumor removal and spinal fusion using minimally invasive surgical technologies.

Among the surgical treatments by our board-certified neurosurgeons:

Our surgeons also have expertise in:

  • Stereotactic
  • Radiosurgery
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Other pain procedures

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Learn more about Hartford HealthCare’s Neurosurgery Departments:

Spine Care

Our neurosurgeons’ expertise in minimally invasive surgeries helps patients heal and recover faster. They experience less pain and require shorter hospital stays.

Neurovascular Care

With high-quality CAT scan, MRI and Cerebral Angiography, our expert team can render cutting-edge care for patients suffering a stroke from a blocked artery or treat brain aneurysms with both endovascular and intracranial surgery.


Your Hartford HealthCare team includes neuropsychology specialists who address the emotional and cognitive issues that can accompany treatment. They work hard to understand you as a unique individual, not just a patient. This holistic approach helps you maximize your recovery and return to your activities of daily life.


To treat cancer of the brain and spine, our team includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropathologists, neuro-oncologists, neuroradiologists and radiation oncologists. They use the latest technologies and a unique multidisciplinary team approach to provide for streamlined care from diagnosis to discharge.


With our state-of-the-art neurosurgical intensive care unit, patients with injuries to the brain and spinal cord receive the most advanced treatment from a team of neurosurgeons, neurointensivists and neuro-critical care nurses. Upon discharge, patients may be referred to our Head Injury Program staffed by physicians and neuropsychologists.

Epilepsy Surgery

As part of our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Hartford HealthCare offers a wide range of surgical solutions, including vagus nerve stimulation to help prevent seizures, as well as postsurgical outpatient therapies and services to support your recovery.

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