Brain Surgery

Happy woman with dog outsideYou may need brain surgery if you suffer from: 

  • An aneurysm
  • A brain tumor
  • A skull fracture
  • Bleeding or blood clots in the brain
  • Nerve damage
  • Or another condition

Trusted Care

At Enloe Medical Center, our trusted neurosurgeons perform a variety of brain surgeries — including image-guided brain surgery — using the latest technology and techniques. Others have taken note.

Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems, recently awarded Enloe Medical Center a 5-Star recognition in cranial neurosurgery. Learn more about some of the brain surgeries we offer below.

Our Procedures

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

If brain surgery is needed, your care team will opt for minimally invasive brain surgery when appropriate. This approach allows neurosurgeons to perform surgery through smaller incisions, resulting in:

  • Less pain
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Shorter recovery times

Caregivers may use this approach to treat a variety of issues, including aneurysms and strokes.


If you need a craniotomy, you’re in good hands at Enloe. During this procedure, your care team will take off part of your skull to remove a benign or malignant brain tumor. Then they will replace the bone.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery may be used to treat brain tumors. During this procedure, your care team will provide a small number of very focused, high-dose radiation treatments using a state-of-the-art linear accelerator.

The treatment is localized to the tumor, protecting the healthy tissue around it from all or most of the radiation.

Intracranial Shunts

Intracranial shunts may be used to treat hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid that puts pressure on the brain. During this procedure, your care team will place shunts, or hollow tubes, in your brain’s lateral ventricle to divert excess spinal fluid into the abdominal cavity.

Treating TBI’s

If you suffer a traumatic brain injury (or TBI), we can provide specialized care in Enloe’s Neuro-Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit. This includes surgery to remove blood clots and monitor intracranial pressure with the latest in neuro-technology.

After surgery, Enloe offers an array of services to help you recover, including:

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Enloe Neurosurgery & Spine Program

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