Clinical Specialties Overview
Surgeons in the Neurosurgery Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center are experienced in treating the wide gamut of neurosurgical disease. Our practitioners have particular expertise in complex spinal disorders, minimally invasive brain and spine surgeries, brain aneurysms and AVMs, carotid artery disease, moyamoya disease, surgical treatment of epilepsy and movement disorders, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, and all types of brain and spinal tumors.
The University of Kansas Hospital and the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has achieved designation as a Level IV Comprehensive Epilepsy Center from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), the highest designation possible.
Similarly, our Stroke Center is one of the 1st 5 programs in the United States, and the only in the area, to be designated an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.
Our movement disorder program has helped KU be one of only 24 Centers of Excellence in the country certified by the National Parkinson's Foundation.
A team of specialists in Skull Base Surgery are particularly experienced in the latest minimally invasive, endoscopic techniques. All elective cases are reviewed individually at our Brain Tumor Board prior to treatment by a team of specialists for optimal planning and optimal outcomes.