Boston Neurosurgery


The Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston provides world-class neurosurgery services. American neurosurgery was founded at BWH in 1913 by Dr. Harvey Cushing, considered the father of modern neurosurgery. Today, the Department's multidisciplinary neurosurgery staff in Boston consists of more than 13 clinical faculty and over 100 department members dedicated to providing comprehensive care for patients across the entire spectrum of neurological disorders. The Department provided more than 2,600 surgical and 8,400 clinic visits in 2009 alone, treating patients from local Boston, national, and international communities.

Learn more about neurosurgery at BWH's Boston area locations.

BWH: comprehensive neurosurgery services in the Boston area.

Our expert neurosurgery specialists in the Department of Neurosurgery deliver state-of-the-art treatment through many innovative techniques to improve outcomes for our neurosurgery patients. Our team provides timely, patient-centered care at our Boston campus as well as at our community hospitals, Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (22 Patriot Place, Foxborough), and Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (Chestnut Hill).

Our Boston neurosurgery services treat patients with all types of neurological disorders, including brain tumor surgery as part of brain cancer treatment. Other neurosurgery services at BWH include:

  • cerebrovascular
  • endovascular/interventional neuroradiology
  • epilepsy/seizure
  • movement disorders
  • pain
  • peripheral nerve
  • pituitary/neuroendocrine
  • neurosurgical intensive care
  • radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery
  • spine
  • skull base surgery
  • trauma

Specialty neurosurgery services at our centers outside of Boston include spine surgery consultations in Chestnut Hill and neurosurgery consultations for a broad range of brain and spinal disorders in Foxborough.

The Neurosciences Center at BWH: innovative neurosurgery and neurology services

Boston neurosurgery and Boston neurology are part of the Neurosciences Center at BWH, which offers innovative and advanced treatments and therapies for all diseases of the nervous system, including stroke treatment. Our clinical team of neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and radiologists is one of the largest and most specialized teams available anywhere.

To schedule an appointment with a Boston neurosurgery specialist or one of our neurosurgeons at BWH's other neurosurgery locations, please call our New Patient Coordinator at 1-800-294-9999, staffed 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday, or contact your respective physician's office directly to coordinate an appointment.

Neurosurgery research at the Boston campus

Researchers at the Department of Neurosurgery at BWH's Boston campus are focusing on neuroscience and tumor biology with the aim of significantly improving neurosurgical treatments for patients. The program's robust research agenda is supported by almost $10 million in annual funds.

Click here to learn more about BWH's Boston neurosurgery department, as well as services available in Newton and Foxborough, or to find a Boston neurosurgeon.

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