Neurosurgery in Salt Lake City, Utah

The neurology department at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah is dedicated to treating conditions of the nervous system, including the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.

For more information about our neurosurgery services, please call (801) 268-7119.

St. Mark’s is home to some of the best neurosurgeons in the region who blend advanced science, skill and training to make sure our patients have the best possible chances for positive results.

Advanced neurosurgery capabilities in Salt Lake City, Utah

The technology used by neurosurgeons at St. Mark’s Hospital places us beyond the current technological capabilities of all hospitals in the area.

Our neurosurgeons use the state-of-the art StealthStation™ navigation, which allows them to precisely track their surgical instruments in relation to patient anatomy, even as that anatomy is moving and shifting. The system uses a high-resolution widescreen monitor that gives surgeons a vivid view of navigation images. This system also reduces procedure risks and speeds up the patient’s recovery.

Types of neurological surgeries performed

Our neurosurgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgery of the brain and spine. Some neurosurgery procedures include:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Arthroplasty (artificial disc-lumbar and cervical)
  • Brain biopsy for tumor identification
  • Brain tumor excision (benign and malignant)
  • Burr hole craniotomy for subdural hematoma
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Chiari malformation decompression
  • Cranial shunt placement and revisions (case by case review)
  • Excision of skull-based cysts
  • Kyphoplasty lead placements for spinal cord stimulators
  • Lumbar and cervical instrumentation revision
  • Microsurgical decompression (lumbar spine)
  • Microsurgical discectomy (lumbar spine)
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion

Spinal fusion in Salt Lake City

A spinal fusion is a common neurological procedure. During a spinal fusion, a St. Mark’s neurosurgeon fuses together some of the bones of your spine. This procedure helps reduce pain and helps you feel more flexible.

Spinal fusions may be performed on the neck (cervical fusion) or on the lower back (lumbar fusion).

Prior to the surgery, you’ll receive preparatory instructions. You’ll be under general anesthesia during the entire procedure. Most people are able to go home the day after cervical fusion and two to seven days after lumbar fusion.

Call your surgeon or seek medical care if you have any of these symptoms during your recovery:

  • Increased pain, redness or drainage from the incision
  • Fever over 100.0°F
  • Signs of a blood clot, which can include swelling and pain in the calf
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