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Neurosurgery services

Our team of highly experienced neurosurgeons at Sanford Brain & Spine Center in Fargo, ND, specializes in complex spinal deformities and cranial procedures, peripheral nerve disease, vascular, and pediatric and functional neurosurgery. We treat conditions including back/neck problems, pediatric, trauma, brain and spinal cord tumors, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal laminectomy and fusions.

Our experts bring patients comfort and peace of mind that their diagnosis and treatment is accurate and minimally invasive, whenever possible. For patients requiring surgery, our neurosurgeons offer procedures that can result in: smaller scars, shorter recovery times, less postoperative pain, and shorter hospital stays.

Our neurosurgeons at Sanford Brain & Spine Center in Fargo, ND, care for newborns through adults with:

  • Tumors involving the brain, spinal cord, nerves, skull or the spine. These may be a primary growth from the local tissues themselves or a metastatic spread from a cancer in another part of the body.
  • Brain or spinal cord injuries resulting in neck or back pain, the pinching of nerves with resultant pain, numbness or weakness in the arms or legs. These conditions can result from ruptured or bulging disks, excessive overgrowth of arthritic bone, slippage of the vertebra, infections or fractures.
  • Peripheral nerve injuries or compression resulting in pain, numbness, weakness and wasting of the muscles in the face, arm, hand or leg. Conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome are common when the nerve crossing the wrist is compressed or entrapped.
  • Neurovascular disorders such as strokes, brain hemorrhages, aneurysms, vascular malformations, traumatic or non-traumatic blood clots affecting the brain or spinal cord and carotid artery disease.
  • Brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, hydrocephalus or malformations involving the brain from birth.
  • Infections involving the brain and spinal cord, the fluid surrounding these structures or the spinal vertebra and disks.
  • Traumatic injuries to the brain, spinal cord, bones of the spine, nerves and skull.

Common neurosurgical procedures we offer:


  • Laminectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Fusions
  • Tumor resection
  • Burr holes
  • Craniotomy
  • Scoliosis correction
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Vagal nerve stimulator battery replacement
  • Expert care in subspecialty areas
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Endoscopic pituitary tumors
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • Pediatrics
  • Trauma



Minimally invasive procedures

Our neurosurgeons are trained to perform the latest in minimally invasive surgical procedures.



Common spine conditions and how they’re treated

Learn more about some of the most common conditions and surgical procedures.

Learn more about neurological conditions and diseases

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