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Specialized treatments and services for you or your loved one

Our neurosurgery specialists are experienced in the treatment of many conditions involving the brain, skull, spinal cord, spine, peripheral nerves and neurovascular systems. We will work closely with you and your family to make sure you receive the individualized care you need. 

We specialize in managing the following conditions and treatments: 


Treatments and services

  • Endovascular neurosurgery
  • Gamma Knife
  • Intraoperative imaging
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Neurosurgical oncology
  • Neurotrauma and critical care
  • Pain management
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Skull base neurosurgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
  • Vascular neurosurgery

Getting started at Penn State Neurosurgery

To make the most of your first visit, gather all your personal medical information, including any imaging studies that you have had done elsewhere. Have it ready for the doctor, along with your own questions about what we can do for you.

What to expect when you first call

While you are on the phone scheduling your first visit, our staff may ask questions about your illness. They may also ask what your doctor has arranged for you. This helps us set up everything properly.

We like you to ask questions

It is important for you to understand why and how you will receive treatment. So we encourage you to ask questions to be clear on things. Before you come in, please take a moment to write down questions for the doctor.

Medical records and list of medications

We need all of the medical records related to your neurological condition. This includes any X-rays and records of surgery. We must have them at the time of your first visit. You can bring them or have your doctor(s) send them to us.

Please make a list of exactly what medications you take, and any drugs you are allergic to. You must bring this with you on your first visit.

Make us aware of changes

When you arrive for each visit, please tell us right away if anything has changed. For example, your address, telephone, primary doctor, insurance or other important personal information.

Sometimes we’re late for your appointments

Sometimes we need to delay your visit time because your doctor has an emergency or a patient with a complicated problem. We know waiting is inconvenient. We appreciate your understanding.

If an emergency causes us to cancel your visit, we apologize. We will reschedule your visit for the soonest available opening.

Likewise, if you are unavoidably delayed more than 30 minutes past your appointment time, we will do our best to see you. However, in many circumstances we will need to reschedule in order to continue to provide high-quality and timely services. We will be glad to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible. 

If you know you are going to be late, please call 717-531-3828 to see if it would be better to proceed to your appointment late or reschedule.

If you need to cancel, give 24-hour notice

Please give us at least 24 hours' notice when you need to cancel. We may want to give your appointment spot to a patient in urgent need. We are happy to reschedule your visit.

Schedule a visit

To schedule a visit with one of our specialists, please call 717-531-3828.


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