Neurosurgical Associates, LLP is a well-established neurosurgical practice in Lubbock, providing full neurosurgery coverage over the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico area for the past 12 years. The group provides diagnostic, trauma call coverage, and surgical services at Covenant Medical Center, Covenant Medical Center-Lakeside, Covenant SurgiCenter, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and University Medical Center.
Each of the three physicians is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is specially trained in contemporary, innovative techniques of neurological disorder treatments. Our physicians have developed subspecialty areas including: complex spine reconstruction, neurosurgical oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, skull base surgery,cerebrovascular surgery, and functional stereotactic surgery. These vast areas of subspecialization provide an immeasurable level of service to patients in Lubbock and surrounding communities.
Our primary focus at Neurosurgical Associates, LLP is a commitment to excellence in patient care for all neurosurgical needs. This allows our patients to have access to the most effective neurosurgical procedures in medicine today, frequently resulting in improved quality of life and decreased pain. The physicians and staff are dedicated to providing quality, cost-effective, compassionate care.
What is Neurosurgery? Neurological surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, or diseases of, the brain, spine or peripheral nerves.
A neurological surgeon may provide either surgical or non-surgical care, depending on the nature of the injury or illness.
What Kinds of Illnesses do Neurological Surgeons Treat? Neurosurgeons are more than just brain surgeons. These medical specialists are trained to help patients with head and spine trauma, cerebrovascular disorders, such as aneurysms of the brain and clogged arteries in the neck that can lead to stroke, chronic lower back pain, birth defects, brain and spinal tumors, as well as abnormalities of the peripheral (face, arms, legs, hands and feet) nerves.
Disorders of the brain, spine and nerves commonly treated by neurosurgeons include:
Carotid Artery Disease
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Disorders
What is the Role of the Neurosurgeon? Neurosurgeons provide the operative and non-operative management (i.e. prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care and rehabilitation) of neurological disorders. Because neurosurgeons have extensive training in the diagnosis of all neurological diseases, emergency room doctors, neurologists, internists, family practitioners, and osteopaths often called upon them for consultations.
What's New in Neurosurgery? Neurosurgeons have been leaders in the incorporation of new technologies into the diagnosis, evaluation, and surgical and non-surgical treatment of patients. Although neurosurgery is by nature a surgical field, many patients suffering from neurological illnesses are undergoing non-surgical or minimally invasive treatments. To that end, the explosion of less invasive surgical equipment and techniques, such as microscopes, lasers and focused radiation, as well as cutting-edge medical tools such as stints, shunts and radiosurgery, are changing the way some neurological disorders are treated. These medical advancements have positioned neurosurgeons on the cutting-edge of technology, enhancing the neurosurgeon’s ability to care for patients and making surgery easier on the patient.