FAQs

What conditions do we treat?

What does a multidisciplinary approach mean?

Why should I choose Emory?

How can I make an appointment?

Where are you located?

Where can I get more information on Emory Healthcare?

 

What conditions do we treat?
The Emory Department of Neurosurgery specializes in surgery to treat problems of the brain, spinal cord, spine, and nerves, with the unique ability to readily diagnose and treat the most complicated neurological conditions: 

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Cerebrovascular Malformations, Aneurysms and Stroke
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Movement Disorders
  • Pain and Spasticity
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Spine Disease

What does a multidisciplinary approach mean?
The Emory Department of Neurosurgery uses a multidisciplinary approach to neurosurgical care. This means that each neurosurgeon specializes in a particular condition and/or treatment and then collaborates with other physicians who specialize in different, complementary areas in the neurosciences when caring for patients. Since they are able to focus on a particular type of treatment or condition, they develop an acute understanding of the complexities involved. This allows for patients to be treated by a team of physicians with extensive experience, while receiving the best all-around care possible. The disciplines, or specialties, of Emory's neurosciences physicians include:

  • Brain Tumor
  • Functional/Movement
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Pituitary
  • Spine
  • Stroke/Cerebrovascular

Why should I choose Emory?

  • Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital – Midtown are ranked among America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.  The rankings are determined after evaluating thousands of hospitals using a set of weighted factors, including hospital structure, reputation and outcomes. 
  • Emory is among the regional leaders for highest volume in regard to the number of brain aneurysms and vascular malformations of the brain it treats yearly.
  • Volume-outcome relationships for many procedures, including surgical and endovascular procedures, are well established. This means because our surgeons perform a large number of complex procedures, our patients have higher positive outcomes.
  • Emory's neuroscience clinics use a multidisciplinary approach, which allows our specialized staff to cake care of all aspects of an illness.  For example, in our brain tumor clinic, patients will see a brain tumor neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist and neuro-oncologist, with care being reviewed and coordinator by all three providers.
  • The Emory Department of Neurosurgery not only has modern diagnostic and imaging equipment and new therapeutic options to help all types of stroke victims, but it also has the faculty, organization and experience to be one of the top centers of its kind in the country. 
  • Emory has the only Georgia-based neurocritical care unit staffed by fully-trained neuro-intensivists to provide the continuum of care needed for critically ill patients with cerebrovascular disorders.

How can I make an appointment?
If you would like additional information about our services and physicians in the Emory Department of Neurosurgery, or would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please call 404-778-5770.

Please have the following information available when scheduling your appointment:

  • Patient’s name, address and phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Diagnosis
  • Name, address and phone number of referring physician
  • Insurance information

You may also contact Health Connection at 404-778-7777.  Health Connection is a patient information service with a direct line to registered nurses and representatives who can answer your questions regarding health information or help plan your Emory visit.

Where are you located?
Our clinical practices are located at The Emory Clinic and several satellite offices, including Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital – Midtown, Winship Cancer Institute, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and Scottish Rite and Grady Memorial Hospital. Our faculty, who are nationally and internationally recognized for their exceptional abilities, provide a full range of neurosurgical and subspecialty clinical services at each of these locations. Find directions here.

Where can I get more information on Emory Healthcare?
For more information, including other conditions we treat, billing issues, and accommodations in Atlanta, visit our Emory Healthcare website.