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Neurosurgery & Stereotactic Radiosurgery


If your doctor says surgery is the best treatment for your brain or spine condition, rely on the expert neurosurgeons and advanced surgical technology available at Ballad Health. You’ll receive exceptional neurological care close to you in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Conditions we treat

Find a wide range of brain and spine surgeries at Ballad Health to treat neurologic conditions, including:

  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Epilepsy
  • Nerve pain, including trigeminal neuralgia
  • Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease
  • Spine conditions
  • Stroke
  • Trauma

Learn about pediatric neurosurgery at Ballad Health.

Brain tumor surgery

If you have a brain tumor, your doctor may decide you need a biopsy to find out the type of tumor and see if it’s cancerous or non-cancerous. Ballad Health neurosurgeons perform image-guided brain tumor biopsy and surgical removal to get precise results while affecting as little healthy tissue as possible.

Get additional treatment for cancerous brain tumors from cancer specialists at Ballad Health.

Minimally invasive procedures

Depending on your neurologic condition, you may be able to take advantage of a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small incision, or cut in the skin, to help you get the best results with less pain and a quicker recovery.

Minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgical procedures use a thin, flexible tube called a catheter, along with tiny medical tools and radiology images instead of traditional open surgery. Minimally invasive procedures include:

  • Embolization with metal coils, specialized particles or liquid to stop blood flow in a blood vessel to treat brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations
  • Balloon angioplasty and stenting of the carotid arteries to improve blood flood to the brain to treat carotid artery stenosis
  • Endovascular treatment of acute stroke

Precise stereotactic radiosurgery

Your individual care plan may include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for Parkinson’s disease and brain and spine tumors that are hard to reach or inoperable. SRS doesn’t require a surgical incision, but instead uses 3D image guidance to send very precise and accurate beams of high-dose radiation that destroy your tumor while limiting exposure to nearby healthy tissue.

You’ll appreciate the advanced SRS technology at Ballad Health that shortens treatment time and lets you talk to your caregiver and listen to music during your treatment.

Ballad Health stereotactic radiosurgery treatment is available at:

  • Bristol Regional Medical Center
  • Johnson City Medical Center
  • Holston Valley Medical Center

Recovering After Surgery

After neurosurgery, recover and get personalized help to regain skills or physical abilities from neurologic rehabilitation at Ballad Health.