Neurological Treatment and Procedures
Greenwich Hospital neurologists provide ongoing care for a wide range of neurological conditions. Nonsurgical treatment may include physical therapy, pain management, and/or medication (e.g., Botox® for migraine and dystonia). Other practitioners may also become involved, including occupational and speech therapists.
Neurosurgeons perform surgery on the brain, spinal column and peripheral nervous system to correct neurological problems. Greenwich Hospital surgeons use less invasive, innovative techniques to reduce recovery time and achieve the best possible outcomes.
Depending on the patient’s condition, the following treatments may be used:
Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
The StealthStation® neuro-navigation system allows the neurosurgeon to operate more quickly through a smaller incision, promoting easier, quicker recovery. Spinal fusion and lumbar fusion can be done with this technique, as well as corrective surgeries for conditions such as scoliosis and herniated disc.
Greenwich Hospital’s O-Arm
Imaging technology enables surgeons performing spinal surgery to view real-time 3D images throughout the procedure. This makes it easier for precise navigation around delicate areas such as organs and the spinal cord. Surgeons make fewer and smaller incisions, preserving healthy tissue and reducing complications.
Noninvasive Stereotactic Radiosurgery
This is performed in the Bendheim Cancer Center at Greenwich Hospital, with the neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist and radiation physicist in close collaboration. The procedure requires no incision and is particularly helpful with small tumors.
It uses a special cement to correct compression fractures in the bones of the spine. This minimally invasive procedure is also helpful in restoring body height and spine stability.