Brain and spine surgery is complex, and to achieve the best outcomes, collaboration is key. The neurosurgeons at Baptist Health Brain & Spine Care work with experts across our organization to explore every treatment option for your specific diagnosis.

Our team — made up of specialists from Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute and Marcus Neuroscience Institute — work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and improves your health and quality of life.

And we’re among the best. Baptist Health Brain & Spine care is ranked as one of the top neurosurgery programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Our Approach to Neurosurgery Care

Our Approach to Neurosurgery Care

When you choose Baptist Health Brain & Spine Care for neurosurgery, you can expect:

  • A personalized approach to your care and your specific condition that’s backed by research and advances led by our team of neurosurgical experts
  • Access to a team of specialized neurosurgeons with extensive training and experience who are known nationally and internationally for their work
  • Conservative treatment, whenever possible, with surgery only considered when it is the best option for you

What Is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is a type of surgery used to treat conditions of the nervous system. The nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord.

Many types of neurosurgery procedures are performed minimally invasively. This means neurosurgeons use smaller incisions for faster recovery and less scarring.

Neurosurgery is an effective treatment option for many different neurological conditions. But not every condition needs surgery. The neurosurgeons at Baptist Health Brain & Spine Care explore every treatment option for your specific diagnosis.

What Conditions Are Treated with Neurosurgery?

What Type of Neurosurgery Is Offered at Baptist Health Brain & Spine Care?

Baptist Health Brain & Spine Care neurosurgeons are trained to offer many general and complex neurosurgery procedures. Our skilled team provides comprehensive and personalized care, from traditional spine surgery to the latest radiosurgery techniques.

  • Our team uses interoperative imaging during neurosurgery procedures. This means we take pictures using MRIs or CT scans to monitor the brain and spine during surgery. Interoperative imaging allows our neurosurgeons to operate with more precision.

    The interoperative monitoring program at Miami Neuroscience Institute is certified by the American Board of Neurophysiology Monitoring (ABNM).

  • Baptist Health Brain & Spine Care diagnoses and treats normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). NPH is a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain that causes problems with walking (gait), poor bladder control and memory loss.

    The signs of NPH can mimic symptoms of other neurological conditions, like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, so it’s important that you get the right diagnosis and treatment.

    The NPH clinic at Baptist Health is known for its comprehensive assessments. Our team, led by an advanced practice provider, conducts a complete neurological evaluation to diagnose NPH.

    Our evaluation includes a thorough health history, mobility testing and imaging tests. We then perform a large-volume tap — a procedure to remove excess cerebrospinal fluid — to confirm if you have NPH.

    When you choose Baptist Health’s NPH clinic, you also gain access to specialized NPH treatments offered by our neurosurgery team. Our experts perform a shunting procedure to treat NPH. During this procedure, a tube called a catheter is placed under the skull near the front part of your head. This tube, which ends in your stomach, constantly drains excess cerebrospinal fluid, to relieve symptoms of NPH.

    If you have NPH surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital for 24-48 hours. Our team will get you up and moving right away, and develop a neurorehabilitation plan that’s right for you.

"I'd just like to thank them all, not just Dr. Vrionis, but all the care that I got there (Boca Raton Regional Hospital). Dr. Vrionis is such a nice man and a great surgeon, needless to say. I have a lot to be thankful for …”

Meet the Neurosurgery Team

Our team includes highly skilled neurosurgeons who specialize in various areas of neurosurgery. We have experts in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, spine surgery, functional neurosurgery, endoscopic surgery and radiosurgery.

Frequently Asked Questions About Neurosurgery Care

  • The time you spend in the hospital will depend on your diagnosis and the type of surgery you have. For some functional neurosurgery procedures, such as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), you may be able to go home the same day as your procedure. For some other operations, such as a craniotomy, you may need to stay in the hospital for two days or as many as seven to 10 days.

  • Our team always takes a conservative approach to neurosurgery. We use less-invasive methods whenever possible. If incisions are required for your procedure, we will do everything possible to avoid making incisions on your face. Instead, we will make incisions behind the hairline to make any scarring less noticeable.

Our Locations

Neurosurgery care is available throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Find a location near you.

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