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Best in Texas, Nationally Ranked

UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Texas for neurology and neurosurgery – and is among the nation’s top 20 hospitals for neurological care – according to U.S. News & World Report.

Neurosurgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center combine the talents of world-renowned surgeons with those of nonsurgical experts and researchers, together offering the latest innovative treatments and comprehensive management of brain and spinal conditions, disorders, and injuries. 

UT Southwestern is among the nation’s top programs in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, one of the most rapidly advancing fields of medicine. We’re ranked as the top neurosurgery program in North Texas, performing about 2,000 complex surgeries a year at UT Southwestern’s University Hospitals. We've been recognized by Healthgrades with a 2019 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award.

Need a Second Opinion?

UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute offers a secure, online method for patients with a neurosurgery diagnosis to receive a second opinion from our world-class physicians. Learn more.

Experience, Collaboration, Innovation, and Excellence in Neurosurgery

Neurological surgeons at UT Southwestern are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating the full range of neurological conditions, from the common to the complex. 

Our neurosurgeons collaborate with specialists in neurology, neuro-oncology, interventional radiology, pathology, neurocritical care, and physical medicine and rehabilitation to offer excellence in the management of conditions such as:

A story of Hope and teamwork: Facing a brain tumor at 24

Hope Anderson, an SMU graduate student, was diagnosed with a low-grade glioma in 2019. The O'Donnell Brain Institute's epilepsy and neurosurgery specialists helped the 24-year-old get her "wild and precious" life back on track with a combination of clinical expertise, advanced technology, and long-term support.

Our expert, multidisciplinary teams are focused on providing compassionate care that addresses each patient’s specific needs.

Treatment Options

Treatment options for neurosurgical conditions vary, depending on the condition and the best way to access the area that needs treatment. Below are some of the approaches used by UT Southwestern surgeons. 

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Despite having “surgery” in its name, stereotactic radiosurgery is a noninvasive technique in which high doses of radiation beams are delivered to a tumor or lesion in a concentrated, extremely precise manner. Many beams of radiation – more than 100 – can be directed at a tumor from different angles. The beams destroy the tumor or lesion but minimize risk to the surrounding healthy tissue. Each beam is weak and causes little damage when entering the body. 

Stereotactic therapy usually can be done on an outpatient basis. UT Southwestern uses several stereotactic technologies, such as:

  • CyberKnife
  • Gamma Knife
  • Perfection, a new technology that can treat more than one area of the body at a time

Endovascular Surgery

In these minimally invasive procedures, surgeons use image-guided technology to access certain areas by guiding small catheters through large blood vessels in the body. Neurosurgeons use endovascular surgery to insert balloons, stents, or coils in blood vessels or arteries. We use these techniques for many conditions, such as:

  • Sealing off an aneurysm
  • Opening blocked arteries of the neck
  • Treating vascular malformations

Spine Surgery

Our neurosurgeons offer advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies and techniques, such as nerve-conduction studies, therapeutic injections, specialized spine imaging, minimally invasive spine surgery, complex reconstructive surgery, and endoscopic surgery.

Post-Surgical Care

After surgery, patients recover in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (neuro ICU) at UT Southwestern, one of the world’s premier neurological diagnostic and treatment centers. The neuro ICU is equipped and designed to provide coordinated, compassionate care for patients with life-threatening neurological conditions. If needed, specialists from neuro-rehabilitation work with patients to help them recover function after surgery.

Request a Second Opinion

If you have a diagnosis for a neurological disorder and reside in Texas, you can request a remote second opinion from one of our physicians. 

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Award-Winning Care

We’re one of the world’s top academic medical centers, with a unique legacy of innovation in patient care and scientific discovery.  

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Dallas, Texas 75390
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Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Plano, Texas 75024
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at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas 6121 N. Highway 161, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Irving, Texas 75038
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Frisco, Texas 75033
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