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A Specialist in Pediatric & Adult Neurosurgery

Dr. Shawn Vuong is a neurosurgeon who treats children and adults. He specializes in treating Chiari malformation, trigeminal neuralgia, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors and cancers, scoliosis and pediatric hydrocephalus. Dr. Vuong is the only board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon in South Dakota. He outreaches to Black Hills Pediatrics in Rapid City, SD.

He treats these cranial conditions:

  • Adult hydrocephalus

  • Arteriovenous malformations

  • Astrocytoma

  • Brain and brain stem tumors

  • Cavernous malformations (cavernomas)

  • Cerebral abscess

  • Chiari malformation

  • Ependymoma and subependymoma

  • Epidermoid or dermoid tumors

  • Epidural hematoma

  • Glioblastoma multiforme

  • Glioma

  • Hypothalamic gliomas

  • Insular gliomas

  • Intracranial aneurysms

  • Intra-ventricular tumors

  • Low-grade gliomas

  • Meningioma

  • Metastatic lesions

  • Neurocytoma

  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus

  • Oligodendroglioma

  • Optic pathway gliomas

  • Other rare brain tumors

  • Pinal region tumors

  • Pituitary adenoma

  • Pseudotumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension

  • Subarachnoid hematoma

  • Subdural empyema

  • Subdural hematoma

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)

Dr. Vuong also treats:

  • Burst fractures

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Compression fractures

  • Degenerative spine disease

  • Scoliosis

  • Vertebral spine fractures

He treats these conditions in children:

  • Craniosynostosis

  • Dandy-Walker malformation

  • Encephalocele

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Moyamoya disease

  • Myelomeningocele (a type of spina bifida)

  • Pediatric aneurysms

  • Pediatric arteriovenous malformations

  • Pediatric brain tumors

  • Pediatric Chiari malformation

  • Resistant pediatric epilepsy

  • Scoliosis

  • Spinal cord lipoma

  • Syrinx

  • Tethered cord

  • Vein of Galen malformations

Speaks: English

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