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.

Brain Tumor (Stephen E. & Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology)
Brain Tumor (Stephen E. & Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology)

The Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital offers the most advanced care for patients with brain tumors and nervous system tumors.

Cranial Base Center
Cranial Base Center

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

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, epilepsy and psychiatric conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and chronic pain.

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.

Open Vascular Neurosurgery Program
Open Vascular Neurosurgery Program

The 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.

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.

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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