Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system – brain, spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

Neurosurgery Procedures

If surgery is the best option for recovery, we offer a variety of different procedures to fit our patients’ various needs:


Patients experiencing pain due to compression fractures to their vertebrae can find quick relief through this minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a cement-like mixture into the spine to reinforce the collapsing vertebrae.


Kyphoplasty follows the same procedure as vertebroplasty, but has an additional step where a balloon is inserted and gently inflated inside the fractured vertebrae. The goal of this step is to restore height to the bone in order to reduce deformity of the spine and pain.

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel release is an outpatient procedure where an incision is made in the wrist and the carpal ligament is divided to remove pressure on the median nerve that causes the pain, tingling and weakness associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists perform this procedure together to treat tumors and lesions of the brain with a precise delivery of a single high dose of radiation. Because it is very focused to a specific area of the brain, normal tissue surrounding the tumor receives little or no radiation.


Craniotomy is the surgical removal of a section of bone (bone flap) from the skull in order to operate on the underlying tissue, usually the brain. The bone flap is then replaced at the end of the procedure. A craniotomy is used with many different procedures with the head for trauma, tumor, infection, aneurysm, etc.

Spine Surgery

Spinal surgery involves removing bone and/or herniated disk material from the neck or mid- and lower back to alleviate pain. Learn more about spine surgery

Mechanical Thrombectomy

Mechanical Thrombectomy is the most advanced form of stroke intervention and removes blood clots without ever opening the skull. Learn more about Mechanical Thrombectomy.

Other Procedures We Perform

  • Vagus nerve stimulator implants
  • Shunt placements
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Aneurysm clipping
  • AVM resection
  • Minimally invasive endovascular procedures

Conditions We Treat

Patients who meet with one of our team members receive a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best treatment plan for getting them on the road to recovery. This doesn’t always include surgery. We offer minimally invasive options that might be better suited to address your needs. Want to hear from real patients? Read about real patient experiences

Conditions We Treat

  • Aneurysms and strokes
  • Brain and spinal tumors and other intracranial lesions and conditions
  • Chronic pain syndromes (pain management)
  • Head, neck, arm, back and leg pain
  • Leg and/or arm weakness or paralysis
  • Peripheral nerve disorders (carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, etc.)
  • Ruptured or herniated discs in the neck and back
  • Traumatic injuries to the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, including spine fractures
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Contact Us

Tallahassee Memorial Neurosurgery
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Phone: 850-431-4522