Treatments & Services

Patient care involves members of a multidisciplinary team which includes doctors, nurses and radiation therapists. Learn more about the clinical services and programs offered by the Department of Neurosurgery.

Treatment & Services

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  • Cranial Base Center

    Cranial Base Center

    Run jointly by Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, the Cranial Base Center treats tumors and other cranial nerve disorders.

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  • Functional Neurosurgery Center

    Functional Neurosurgery Center

    The Functional Neurosurgery Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides expert evaluations and surgical treatment for patients with movement disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, epilepsy and psychiatric conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and chronic pain.

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  • Neuroendocrine Surgical Service

    Neuroendocrine Surgical Service

    The Neuroendocrine Surgical Service at Massachusetts General Hospital evaluates, treats and manages care for patients with pituitary and hypothalamic tumors and other complex disorders. Treatment for adenomas sometimes includes transsphenoidal surgery.

  • Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit

    Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit

    Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU) patients receive intensive medical and nursing management for post-surgical and post-interventional conditions, as well as stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, seizure, and head and spinal cord injuries.

  • Neurosurgical Spine Service

    Neurosurgical Spine Service

    The Neurosurgical Spine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital specializes in neurosurgical treatment of the entire spectrum of spine disorders, providing services from diagnosis through surgery and rehabilitation.

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  • Pediatric Neurosurgical Service

    Pediatric Neurosurgical Service

    The Pediatric Neurosurgical Service, part of MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, diagnoses and treats all neurosurgical conditions of infants, children and adolescents.

  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery Service

    Peripheral Nerve Surgery Service

    The Peripheral Nerve Surgery Service at Massachusetts General Hospital treats peripheral nerve injuries, tumors and other disorders affecting the network of nerves that link the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body.

  • Proton Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center

    Proton Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center

    The Proton Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center provides a complete range of services for the diagnosis and non-invasive proton beam radiosurgery and fractionated radiosurgery treatment for brain and spinal tumors and other vascular malformations.

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  • Vascular Neurosurgery Program

    William E. Butler, MD

    The Endovascular and Open Vascular Neurosurgery Program at Massachusetts General Hospital specializes in Neuroendovascular problems of the brain and spinal cord, including brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and carotid disease.

Tests & Procedures

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  • Stereotactic Proton Radiosurgery

    The Proton Beam Unit at Mass General was founded in 1962 and has the largest experience with stereotactic radiosurgery of any center in the United States. Learn more about these advanced procedures.

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