Frequently Asked Questions

About the Emory Department of Neurological Surgery

What conditions do we treat?

The Emory Department of Neurological Surgery specializes in surgery to treat problems of the brain, spine, and nerves, with the unique ability to readily diagnose and treat the most complicated neurological conditions.

  • Stroke, vascular malformations, and aneurysms
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Movement disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Damage
  • Neurointensive Care

What does a "multidisciplinary approach" mean?

The Emory Department of Neurological Surgery uses a multidisciplinary approach to neurosurgical care. This means that each neurosurgeon specializes in a particular condition and/or treatment and then collaborates with other physicians who specialize in different, complementary areas in the neurosciences when caring for patients. Because they are able to focus on a particular type of treatment or condition, they develop an acute understanding of the complexities involved. And because patients are treated by a team of physicians with such extensive experience, they receive the best all-around care possible. The disciplines, or specialties, of Emory's neurosciences physicians include:

  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Endovascular interventional radiology
  • Spine
  • Neurotrauma
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurological integral care

Learn more about the services and specialties of the Emory Department of Neurological Surgery.

Why should I choose Emory?

Many hospitals and medical centers are not as thoroughly trained and equipped and may lack diagnostic and therapeutic services that currently are available for patients with neurological conditions. The Emory Department of Neurological Surgery not only has the modern diagnostic and imaging equipment and new therapeutic options to help all types of neurosurgical care patients, but it also has the faculty, organization, and experience to be one of the top centers of its kind in the country.

  • Emory has been ranked as one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, including the 2009 rankings.
  • Emory University Hospital was named one of the nation's top hospitals by the National Research Corporation's Consumers' Choice Awards.
  • Emory's volume-outcome relationships for many procedures, including surgical and endovascular procedures, are well established, meaning that because of the high volume of patients treated, the Emory Department of Neurological Surgery sees a high percentage of positive outcomes.
  • Emory's neuroscience clinics use a multidisciplinary approach, which allows its physicians to become experts in their fields.
  • Emory is among the regional leaders in regard to the number of brain aneurysms and vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord it treats yearly.
  • Emory has the only neurocritical care unit staffed by fully trained neurointensivists to provide the continuum of care needed for critically ill patients with cerebrovascular disorders.

How can I make an appointment?

If you would like additional information about our services and physicians in the Emory Department of Neurological Surgery, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, you may contact us at the following:

Department of Neurological Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
1365-B Clifton Rd., NE, Ste. 2200
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Phone: 404-778-5770
Fax: 404-778-5121

You may also contact HealthConnection℠, a patient information service with a direct line to registered nurses and representatives who can answer your questions regarding health information or help you plan your Emory visit.

1-800-75-EMORY (404-778-7777), 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Where can I get more information about Emory Healthcare?

For more information, including other conditions that we treat, billing issues, and accommodations in Atlanta, see our Frequently Asked Questions for Emory Healthcare.