About Our
Neurosurgical Center

The highly-trained Neurosurgeons at Carolina Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates have the highest level of knowledge and mastery in the latest techniques and technologies in the neurosurgery practice.

Our board-certified neurosurgery physicians have extensive medical training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, illnesses and injuries involving the nervous system and its surrounding support structures. There is a longer training period for neurosurgeons than any other medical specialty because of the complexity of the nervous system and its functions. 

While our neurosurgeons are trained to perform complex surgeries in the spine and brain, often a progressive approach is prescribed involving non-surgical or conservative treatment options first. If surgery is indicated as the best solution, our physicians provide the most advanced, high-quality care available.

The various conditions involving the nervous system include the brain, the skull, the spinal cord, the actual nerves, the bones of the spine, spinal disks as well as ligaments, blood vessels and protective coverings that offer support to the nervous system. Neurological conditions may develop from degenerative conditions, abnormal development from birth, physical or traumatic injury, infection, cancer, disorders of function (e.g. epilepsy) or other medical conditions or diseases. They can be common and life threatening, such as strokes and brain tumors, or less harmful—although debilitating—such as tension headaches and sleep disorders.

CONDITIONS TREATED BY A NEUROSURGEON:

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Brain, Spine, Spinal Cord & Skull Tumors

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Spinal Conditions & Disorders

Including bulging discs, ruptured discs, slipped vertebrae, arthritic bone or fractures.

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Nerve Injuries

Including nerve compression, nerve injuries causing numbness or weakness in the face, arm, hand or leg.

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Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries

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Brain Disorders

Includingepilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, hydrocephalus and malformations involving the brain from birth.

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Neurovascular Disorders

Including aneurysms, strokes and vascular malformations.

Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are abnormal cell masses or growths in the brain. There are several brain tumor types:

  • Benign (noncancerous)
  • Malignant (cancerous)
  • Primary (grows in the brain)
  • Secondary (grows in the body and spreads to the brain)

Patients who experience brain tumor symptoms should make an appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) brain tumor specialist as soon as possible.

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Spinal Tumors

Tumors are abnormal tissue growths. Spinal tumors grow on the spine bones or the spinal cord. Skull tumors grow on the skull bones. Patients who experience tumor symptoms should make an appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) tumor specialist as soon as possible.

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Strokes
Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is restricted or blocked. Stroke symptoms can be life-altering. A Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) neurovascular specialist’s customized treatment plan reduces symptoms as much as possible.

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Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a movement-affecting nervous system disorder. Early treatment reduces symptoms as much as possible and slows down disease progression. A Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) neurovascular specialist should be contacted as soon as possible if symptoms present.
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Neurovascular Disorders including Aneurysms
Neurovascular disorders are diseases in which brain bleeding occurs or brain blood flow is restricted. Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) neurovascular specialists treat all neurovascular disorders, including aneurysms.
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Vascular Malformations
Vascular malformations are artery, blood vessel, lymph vessel and vein abnormalities. Symptoms can be unpleasant and sometimes life-altering. A Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) neurovascular specialist should be contacted as soon as symptoms present.
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Brain Disorders Including Epilepsy
Brain disorders are conditions that affect the brain. A Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) neurovascular specialist should be contacted as soon as possible if brain disorder symptoms present.

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