Jewish Hospital has been ranked no. 1 in Louisville in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings.Jewish Hospital serves as the neurosurgery hub for all of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare facilities, allowing patients from around the state to receive treatment in one specialized location from a team of physicians and staff with a reputation for excellence and the most sophisticated technology available.  Advanced stereotactic instrumentation, microsurgical techniques and intraoperative monitoring provide an environment that ensures the ultimate in patient care.

Our neurosurgeons perform a range of complex procedures affecting the brain and spinal cord, from minimally invasive spine surgeries such as discectomies and spinal fusions, to the placement of ventricular drains and the clipping of aneurysms, to craniotomies and tumor removal.

Conditions and diagnoses that may require neurosurgery include:

  • Aneurysms
  • Brain tumors
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs of the neck or low back
  • Hydrocephalus (fluid in the brain)
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Strokes

Advanced Technology

Jewish Hospital surgeons were the first in the region to perform brain, lumbar and cervical procedures with the assistance of state-of-the-art stereotactic surgical equipment, featuring a bendable arm and a three-dimensional, computerized image to pinpoint an exact location in the brain or spinal column. 

Neurosurgeons at Jewish Hospital now employ the next generation in stereotactic surgical systems – the VarioGuide™ Universal Instrument Holder by BrainLAB.  State-of-the-art imaging allows a physician to precisely identify the size and location of a lesion and then plan a trajectory for treatment.  Utilizing the software-guided navigation, surgeons have greater control and are able to position instruments in the brain more rapidly and accurately.  The system is frameless, eliminating the need for a headframe and providing more patient comfort.

Additional imaging and monitoring equipment available in the operating room includes:

  • Portable CT scanning
  • Electrophysiologic monitoring
  • Microscopes
  • Ultrasounds

A Team Approach

Working closely with other medical colleagues is one way the neurosurgeons of Jewish Hospital ensure you are getting the best treatment for your individual diagnosis.  Surgery may not always be the best option. 

Interventional Neuroradiology employs minimally invasive techniques to treat brain and spinal cord conditions with an endovascular approach.  These specialists can place stents and perform angioplasty in the arteries of the head, neck and spine; remove or break up clots causing strokes; treat aneurysms through coiling procedures; and perform other endovascular procedures. 

Whatever your diagnosis, if there is another treatment option available, our neurosurgeons will consult those specialists and work as a team to determine the right course of action for you.  To view all those who may be involved in your care, visit our Team of Experts page.

Find a Physician

For a referral to a Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare neurosurgeon, visit our Find a Physician page or call 866-521-DOCS.


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Last Updated: 2/4/2015