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Neurosurgery Expertise in Northern Michigan

Munson Healthcare is home to an expert team of board-certified neurosurgeons and advanced practice providers, including specialty trained nurses. For more than 50 years, Munson Healthcare has been committed to delivering high-quality neurosurgical care and positive health outcomes for the northern Michigan community.

Our neurosurgeons consistently place in the top percentiles among all neurosurgeons nationally, according to patient satisfaction scores. With highly skilled teams and innovative technology, Munson Healthcare delivers best-in-class neurosurgical care, close to home.

Comprehensive & Collaborative Care

From diagnosis to recovery, our interdisciplinary team of care providers is committed to helping you return to health with a personalized treatment plan based on proven techniques.

Diagnosis

Whether you are referred to Munson Healthcare by your primary care physician, another hospital, or our own neurologists, our neurosurgery team will help you understand the tests, information, or advanced imaging that may be needed to confirm your diagnosis. Together, we will assess your unique medical situation and provide the guidance you need on your journey back to good health.

Treatment

We take a collaborative approach to neurosurgical treatment for a wide range of routine and complex conditions. With expertise across neurology, orthopedics, radiology, and other specialties, the Munson Healthcare team will deliver a personalized treatment plan that meets your health goals. Comprehensive diagnostic, rehab, and follow-up services across the entire health care system make it possible for you to receive much of your care in or near your community. Based on your unique needs, we use minimally invasive procedures when possible. Some of the procedures we perform include:

  • Bone grafting
  • Cervical diskectomies
  • Cervical fusions
  • Craniotomies for removal of hematomas (blot clots)
  • Craniotomies for removal of tumors
  • Interbody fusions
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomies
  • Lumbar diskectomies
  • Microdiskectomies
  • Pituitary surgeries
  • Spinal cord decompressions
  • Spine tumor removal or resection
  • Stabilization of fractures
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

Recovery

After your procedure is complete, our care team will assess any neurological issues that may require additional treatment or rehabilitation, including physical therapy or occupational therapy. We have robust rehabilitation services that will work with you to enhance your recovery, so you can get back to your normal activities. With several neurosurgical clinics across northern Michigan, conveniently located follow-up appointments will create little disruption to your daily life.

Best-in-Class Technology for Better Patient Care

We invest in state-of-the-art technology to provide leading-edge care to our neighbors and surrounding communities, including:

Computer-assisted navigation

Munson Healthcare is the only northern Michigan health system that employs the O-arm® Imaging System. This gives our surgeons access to real-time, highly accurate 3D imaging of a patient during spine, cranial, orthopedic, and trauma-related surgeries. The O-arm system means we can offer less invasive procedures, and it provides the advanced technology, so our neurosurgeons can operate more precisely.

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

This technology uses precisely focused radiation beams to treat tumors and other abnormal growths in the brain, spinal column, or other areas. It is among the most powerful cancer treatment technology available today and delivers unprecedented precision. Using this advanced technology, our neurosurgeons work hand-in-hand with our board-certified oncology teams to pinpoint and treat tumors.

Convenient Neurosurgery Locations Near You

Most neurosurgical services occur in Traverse City at Munson Medical Center. We also hold clinic hours in Cadillac, Grayling, and Prudenville so that you can schedule pre- and post-op appointments closer to home.