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Neurosurgery

Astria Health's highly trained neurosurgeons work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists in radiology, pain management and other specialties to provide the best approach for each patient. Astria Health neurosurgeons, specialized neurosurgery nurses, and other clinicians are well equipped to attend to the special requirements of neurosurgery, brain, and spine surgery patients. We provide a full range of rehabilitation services to assist patients through recovery.

Our board-certified neurosurgeons have access to advanced imaging technology for care planning and utilize state-of-the-art surgical technology to provide exceptional care, including:

  • Minimally invasive options: Interventional radiology techniques—which use catheters with instruments or medications—such as angioplasty, stenting, and embolization can be used to treat tumors, stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions.
    • Including TESSYS Endoscopic Spine Surgery. Astria Health's Neurosurgery Program was the first in Eastern Washington to perform this minimally invasive surgery. Benefits include:
      • Fewer infections
      • Tissue and muscle-sparing
      • Shorter hospital stays
      • Less time away from life and work
      • Faster recovery
      • Small incision
      • Less scarring
      • Less bleeding
      • Fewer complications
      • Less post-operative pain - no opioids needed
      • Local anesthesia with sedation
        • Outpatient setting
  • Intraoperative monitoring: Highly sophisticated monitoring equipment allows surgeons to identify changes in brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve function before irreversible damage occurs.

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