• Cranial Disorders

    Neurosurgery encompasses a broad variety of cranial disorders.  State-of-the-art technology, such as computer-assisted neuronavigation, cranial monitoring, and 3-dimensional imaging assist in helping today’s neurosurgeons provide the best care possible.  Among the most common disorders treated are:  Brain tumors, including gliomas, metastatic lesions and meningiomas  Brain abscesses  Intracranial cysts  Hydrocephalus  Chiari Malformation  Traumatic lesions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, Continue Reading

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  • About Dr. Summers

    Learn more about Dr. Lori Summers and her highly trained team.

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  • Why choose a neurosurgeon?

    Learn more about what a Neurosurgeon can do for you.

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  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    Uses innovative techniques, cutting-edge technology, and evidence-based medicine, minimally invasive spine surgery

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  • Back and Neck Conditions

    Information about some common neck and back conditions

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Why choose a neurosurgeon?


A common misconception about neurosurgery is that neurosurgeons perform only brain surgery.  Neurosurgeons also provide the highest level of expertise in the treatment of spinal disorders.  In fact, the majority of operations performed by neurosurgeons are spine surgeries.  On average, most neurosurgeons spend about 80 percent of their time treating spine disorders.  All neurosurgeons in the United States are trained to diagnose and treat (surgically and non-surgically) disorders of the spine during a six to eight year residency program.  For those who go on to complete a post-graduate Spine Fellowship (Like Dr. Summers), they undergo focused and intense training on the spine for an additional one to two years.  Neurosurgeons are exclusively trained to perform procedures on the entire spine, including the spinal cord.  Many patients choose to take the extra measure of safety when undergoing spine treatment and choose a neurosurgeon.

  • Neurosurgeons complete more spinal surgery training than any other specialty.
  • Neurosurgeons are trained in treating diseases of the spine throughout a 6 to 8 year residency training program.
  • Neurosurgeons are the only physicians who treat the entire spine including the spinal cord.
  • Neurosurgeons spend about 80 percent of their time treating spine problems.

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