Scripps neurosurgeons are recognized experts in brain surgery and combine advanced techniques with state-of-the-art technology, including minimally invasive brain surgery treatments that require no incisions.
Given the complex nature of brain disorders and conditions, our neurosurgeons often collaborate with specialists in neurology, neuroradiology, pain management and orthopedic surgery. Our team approach ensures that our patients receive comprehensive, personalized treatment plans based on the latest in neuroscience.
It is because of this exceptional care that Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital are recognized as one of San Diego’s best hospitals for neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.
Scripps neurosurgeons in San Diego treat brain disorders using a range of surgical techniques customized to each patient’s diagnosis, medical history and personal preferences. Treatments include the following highly specialized procedures.
Deep brain stimulation therapy involves electrodes implanted inside the brain that help control involuntary movements associated with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
This targeted treatment delivers a high dose of radiation to a precise location to kill cancer cells while protecting surrounding healthy tissue and organs from radiation damage. Scripps offers state-of-the-art stereotactic radiosurgery at our radiation therapy centers in Torrey Pines and Vista.
Our neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons perform a full range of spine surgery treatments for neck and back pain.
Minimally invasive neurointerventional surgery uses imaging combined with microcatheters to diagnose and treat vascular disorders in the brain.
Cerebrovascular surgery treats disorders of the veins and arteries within the brain and neck.
Our neurologists use a variety of surgical techniques to treat chronic pain originating in the brain or spine.
Hydrocephalus surgery removes the build-up of fluid inside the skull.
Pallidotomy is the removal of a small section of the brain thought to be responsible for involuntary movements associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Scripps Health offers neurosurgery and follow-up care at the following locations in San Diego County:
- Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley
- Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo
- Scripps Green Hospital
- Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
We are now offering Video Visits for some specialty care appointments. If you are interested in scheduling a Video Visit, contact the provider’s office directly. The doctor’s office will work with you to determine if this is the right type of visit for you.