Compassionate Care, Superior Results
Neurosurgery Services at Baptist Hospital
When the health of your spine, brain or nervous system is compromised and surgery is required, you need expert medical care. Your surgeon’s skills and the quality of your post-surgical care can influenceyour long-term health. The mission of Neurosurgery Services is restoring patients to optimum health and function.
Our neurosurgeons have a multidisciplinary philosophy that provides patients with an integrated approach to treatment. The Neurosurgery team treats a high volume of patients each year with some of the lowest complication rates in the region. Our surgeons are supported by neuroscience certified nurses and advanced technology.
The Neurosurgery Team
Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Arias is medical director of the Neuroscience Center and serves as chief of the Neuroscience Department and Neurosurgery Subsection at Baptist Hospital. He is also Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. His area of surgical expertise encompasses minimally invasive spine surgery and brain tumors. Over the last 15 years, he has pioneered outpatient spine surgery techniques at our Center.
Dr. Jack Klem leads our Cerebrovascular Surgery Program as medical director. Our interventional neuroradiologists collaborate with other medical team members to deliver advanced neurosurgical and endovascular treatment.
Dr. Vitaly Siomin leads our Brain Tumor Program as medical director. Combining his expertise in brain and skull- based tumors, with our multi-modality imaging technologies and oncology and neuro anesthesia expertise allows our Center to offer patients sophisticated treatments. Dr. Siomin also is fellowship trained in pediatric neurosurgery.
All of our neurosurgeons have academic affiliations with Florida International University and participate in medical student education.
3 Operating Suites Designed for Neurosurgical Patients
36-bed Inpatient Neuroscience Unit
12-bed Progressive Care Unit
8-bed NeuroCritical Care Unit
Specially-trained Neuroscience Support Staff
Fluorescein Equipped Microscopes for Optimal Surgical Visualization—Our Neurovascular Surgeons Pioneered Use of these Intra-operative Capabilities for Correcting Aneurysms and Vascular Brain Malformations
O-arm Surgical Imaging System Increases Accuracy and Safety During Complex Spinal Surgeries
Neuro-Navigational System Integrates CT and MRI Images for a Precise, Less Invasive Approach to Complicated Brain and Spinal Procedures
Intra-Operative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Preserves Vital Brain and Spine Functions—We have the Region’s Largest Number of Certified Intra-operative Technicians
Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery—a Non-surgical Approach to Destroy Cancerous and Non-cancerous Brain Tumors and to Treat Vascular Brain Malformations and Trigeminal Neuralgia
Sterotactic Radiosurgery to Treat Spinal Cord Tumors
Cyber knife Radiosurgery Uses 3-D Cyberknife Robotic Technology on Brain and Spine Tumors to Pinpoint Treatment and Minimize Damage to Healthy Tissue
Our specialists treat all types of neurosurgical conditions. Some of these include:
Arterio venous Malformations
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Skull and Spine Fractures
Herniated Disc: Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar
Degenerative Spine Disease
Brain and spinal cord tumors
Head and spine trauma
Myelomeningocele and other congenital spinal anomalies
Inflammatory/infectious processes of the brain and spine
Vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord
In addition to the wide range of neurological conditions that Baptist Health Neuroscience Center treats surgically and non-surgically in adults, a variety of pediatric conditions are treated using complex endoscopic procedures. A multidisciplinary approach is taken by coordinating with pediatric neurology and oncology services to treat children. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the Center can treat our youngest patients with the following conditions:
For more information about Baptist Hospital Neurosurgery Services, please call 305-271-6159.