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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 neurosurgery minimally-invasive techniques: Surgeons in the operating room

Minimally-Invasive Surgery


UW Health surgeons use minimally-invasive surgical techniques whenever possible, with benefits to patients including less pain, shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to the lifestyle to which they're accustomed.


Our minimally-invasive surgeries

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.


Learn more about Dr. Dempsey


Meet our Neurosurgery providers

Our Patients


Dylan Rollo suffered significant nerve damage following a motorcycle accident, giving him little hope of returning to work. Following delicate peripheral nerve surgery, he has responded well working with the UW Health Brachial Plexus team.


Watch Dylan's story (left) or learn more about our Adult Brachial Plexus team


More Neurosurgery Patient Care Stories

UW Health Neurosurgery support: Woman with daughter 



Connect with other patients and learn more about healthy living ideas.


Brain Aneurysm and Stroke Support Group


Brain Tumor Support Group


Focus on Brain Tumors: Life Between Treatment and Scans

UW Health Neurosurgery: Support our program spacer Share Your Neurosurgery Story