Find treatment for back, neck, and spine conditions at Wayne UNC Health Care. You’ll receive care from skilled neurosurgeons close to home in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Neurosurgical Care at Wayne UNC
Count on your neurosurgeon at Wayne UNC for expert treatment recommendations for your back, neck, or spine disorder. Your doctor may tell you to try conservative treatments for your condition before considering surgery. If surgery is the best option, you’ll receive top-quality nervous system care and treatment.
Conditions We Treat
Trust our neurosurgery professionals to help manage pain and treat conditions such as:
- Epilepsy – Irregular brain activity that causes seizures
- Head trauma – Damage to your brain, skull, or scalp
- Herniated discs – Damage to the cushions between the vertebrae in your spine
- Lumbar spinal stenosis – Pain from narrowing of your spinal canal
- Meningitis – Infection that affects your brain and spinal cord
- Meningioma – Tumor, usually noncancerous, on the surface of your brain or spinal cord
- Neuralgia, such as trigeminal neuralgia – Pain from irritated or damaged nerves
- Peripheral nerve disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome – Nerve damage that causes pain and loss of feeling in your hands and feet
- Pituitary adenomas – Irregular growth of cells, usually noncancerous, in your pituitary gland
- Sciatica – Pain, numbness, or weakness from irritation of your sciatic nerve
- Spinal cord injury– Trauma to your spine that damages spinal cord tissue
- Spinal tumors – Abnormal growth of tissue in your spine, or spinal cord
Count on your doctor to find the cause of your symptoms with help from tests such as:
- Arteriogram (angiogram) – Checks your arteries for bulging, narrowing or blockages in your blood vessels using X-ray and a special dye
- Myelogram – Creates pictures of your spine using X-ray and a special dye to find a tumor, infection, or other problems
Surgeries and Procedures
Partner with highly trained neurosurgeons with experience performing procedures such as:
- Burr hole surgery – Makes a small hole in the skull during an emergency to relieve pressure on the brain from fluid buildup
- Carotid endarterectomy – Removes plaque buildup in your carotid arteries to restore blood flow to the brain
- Carpal tunnel surgery – Relieves nerve pressure to fix numbness and muscle weakness the hand
- Craniotomy – Removes a piece of bone from your skull to give a doctor access to your brain or relieve pressure from swelling
- Epidural steroid injection – Eases pain in your neck, back, or legs
- Pituitary surgery – Removes tumors from your pituitary gland
Find relief from back pain with procedures such as:
Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
If surgery is the best treatment for your condition, rely on your neurosurgeon to use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. This means that your doctor will use tiny tools and make smaller incisions. You’ll experience less pain and scarring and recover quicker when your surgeon uses this technique.
Your doctor may also recommend microsurgery, which uses a high-powered microscope and special tools to operate on small or delicate parts of the brain.
Advanced Surgical Monitoring
Feel confident about your neurosurgery at Wayne UNC because we have Intraoperative Neurophysiology Monitoring (IONM). This advanced surgical monitoring system allows a neurotechnologist to help your surgeon reduce some of the risks involved with surgery. With IONM your neurotechnologist also will work closely with your anesthesiologist to monitor how the anesthesia interact with your nervous system.
You’ll benefit from this technology and other advanced tools in Wayne UNC’s Surgery Center, designed to help you experience the best possible outcome.
Rehabilitation After Neurosurgery
Turn to rehabilitation services at Wayne UNC to get help to return to everyday life activities after your surgery.