UAMS is the center of innovative neurosurgery in Arkansas. More physicians refer patients to UAMS for neurosurgical procedures than elsewhere in the state. Our neurosurgeons perform research, multiple clinical trials and are the leaders for simple and complex surgeries not available at other centers in Arkansas.
As the state’s only academic teaching hospital, UAMS Health physicians stay on the cutting edge and have access to the latest technologies. The pace of change is rapid. Advances that a few short years ago were unthinkable now happen daily.
Innovative Treatment Options and Technology
UAMS is the first neurosurgery center in the state to use the BrainPath Technology. This cutting-edge technology uses advanced imaging of the brain and a computerized brain navigation system, which allows surgeons to navigate the brain with amazing clarity.
UAMS is also the first neurosurgery program in Arkansas with BrightMatterTM, a surgical planning software for brain surgery. The software helps brain surgeons protect important parts of the brain that control functions like the senses, movement, language and memory through planning and interaction with real-time navigation systems during surgery. As a result, surgeons may be able to operate on tumors in parts of the brain previously considered inoperable, while still preserving important functions, maximizing the amount of tumor removed, and minimizing hospital length of stay.
Advances in minimally invasive technology have also led UAMS to be the first center in the state to acquire the Gobus ExcelsiusGPS Spine Robot for minimally invasive surgery of the spine.
About the Neurosurgeons at UAMS
Our neurosurgeons come from diverse backgrounds and have a range of expertise in a variety of subspecialties. Most have completed AGME accredited fellowships — training beyond medical school and residency — in their specific areas of expertise and all are board-certified or board eligible. Their subspecialties include:
- General neurosurgery
- Neurosurgical oncology — specializing in tumors of the brain and spine
- Vascular neurosurgery
- Functional neurosurgery for movement disorders, seizures and chronic pain
- Neurosurgery for the spine