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U.S. News and World Report: America's Best Hospitals, Neurosurgery, 2014-2015

UW Health neurosurgeons provide comprehensive neurosurgical consultative and surgical services to adults and children. We provide surgical therapy for diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves and our clinical faculty is composed of nationally recognized practitioners and teachers of neurosurgery.


UW Health Neuroendovascular Surgery: Operating room

Neuroendovascular Surgery


Neuroendovascular surgery (NES) is an innovative neurosurgical treatment for complex brain and spinal cord vascular diseases that is performed from inside the blood vessels.


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UW Health Neurosurgery: Dr. Robert Dempsey

Meet Dr. Dempsey


Dr. Robert Dempsey specializes in cerebrovascular surgery and has extensive experience in the neurosurgical management of intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous, vascular malformations of the brain and brain tumors.


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Meet our Neurosurgery providers

UW Health Neurosurgery: patient Jenny Janzen 

Our Patients


Suffering from a change in gait and extreme fatigue, Jenny Janzen came to UW Hospital and Clinics to figure out what was wrong. An MRI revealed a spinal tumor, which surgeon Dr. Nathaniel Brooks removed to Jenny's relief and immediate improvement.


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Neurosurgery Patient Care Stories

UW Health Neurosurgery support: Woman with daughter 



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Brain Aneurysm and Stroke Support Group


Brain Tumor Support Group


Focus on Brain Tumors: Life Between Treatment and Scans

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