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Neurosurgery

Take advantage of friendly care, the latest research, and surgery specialists who go the extra mile to put you at ease

Neurosurgery: Skilled Specialists

Lee Health neurosurgeons take pride in keeping you informed, calm, and confident about stressful procedures. Our neurosurgeons work to prevent, diagnose, and treat disorders that affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal column, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Our skilled staff has access to innovative neurosurgery techniques and will answer your questions every step of the way.

Some of Our Procedures

  • Brain surgery
  • Aneurysm surgery
  • Brain abscess surgery
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Cranial/peripheral nerve pain surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Pituitary gland surgery
  • Stereotactic surgery for Parkinson's and other movement disorders
  • Temporal artery biopsy
  • Spine surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy / microdecompression
  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis – cervical and lumbar
  • Trauma surgery
  • Head injury surgery
  • Spinal cord trauma surgery

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Lee Health provides comprehensive surgical care when you need it most. We invite you to learn more about our Spine Center as well as other important procedures.

Help Diagnosing and Treating Your Problem

It happens when there is an overproduction of electrical activity in the brain. “Seizures can occur for many different reasons, sometimes from metabolic problems, or even medications could cause a seizure on an isolated basis, or even toxic chemicals could cause a seizure,” explained Dr. John Sullivan, a neurologist on the medical staff of Lee Health. But if a patient has a seizure, it doesn’t mean they have epilepsy. “Epilepsy is defined as having multiple unprovoked seizures,” he said. There are many different types of seizures, just like there are many different types of epilepsy. To determine the difference and the cause, patients may undergo a series of testing including an MRI and EEG screening. “The EEG is particularly helpful to see electrically where in the brain the seizure could be coming from,” said Dr. Sullivan. A physical examination, a detailed medical history, and diagnostic testing can help physicians diagnose and treat the problem. “They are treated differently. Commonly, if we find there is a provoking occurrence, simply removing the provoking occurrence is enough to cause the seizures to go away, or if we need to use medication if it truly is an epilepsy syndrome,” said Dr. Sullivan. Approximately 3 and a half million people in the U.S. have epilepsy; whereas, studies show one in 10 people may develop a seizure in life. “Folks who do have epilepsy, true epilepsy, the risks of reoccurrence of seizures can be quite high. Most all of those patients do require medical care and medication to try to control those seizures,” Dr. Sullivan said. Surgery may also be an option for patients. If a person experiences a seizure, it’s important they seek medical care to determine the cause.