Neurosurgery at Longmont United Hospital

Longmont United Hospital's team of neurosurgeons provides the highest level of patient care through their communication and experience. The compassion of our staff helps guide patients and families through the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions. A neurosurgeon focuses on treating the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous systems, and the spinal column diseases through surgical intervention.

The neurosurgeons practicing at Longmont United Hospital strive to be on forefront of neurosurgical and orthopedic spine care including the development and application of new techniques and instrumentation. Neurosurgeons typically complete eight years of pre-medical and medical education, one-year surgical internship then five to seven years of neurosurgery residency.

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Disc Herniation
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Meningioma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumors

Surgical Treatments

  • The Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Artifical Disc Replacement
  • Laser in Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Fusion

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a key component of the treatment plan for patients recovering from neurological disease or trauma. The primary goal of neurological rehabilitation is to help patients attain the highest level of a functional independence through Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology and nutrition.

Our rehabilitation team is available on-site to work with patients. We offer patients the benefit of a multidisciplinary team who will diagnose impaired functionality and develop a plan to help restore function. They are highly experienced in working with patients recovering from a wide variety of medical conditions including stroke, brain trauma, spinal cord injury/disease, neuromuscular disease and movement disorders. For all therapies, we believe the key to success is the involvement of the patient and family/caregiver in the rehabilitation process.

Developing a Rehabilitation Plan

The Rehabilitation Team may perform a variety of assessments to determine your functional independence. Based on these assessments, we will design a customized rehabilitation treatment plan for the patient. You can expect the following:

  • Involvement in your treatment plan to help you reach your full potential.
  • A program to help you rebuild your strength, balance and mobility
  • A program to help you regain your everyday living skills
  • A program to enhance your memory, understanding and communication
  • Education regarding the disability and rehabilitation process
  • Communication throughout the treatment with you, your doctor and your family