Neurosurgery (short for neurological surgery) is more than just brain surgery. It is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing and treating conditions that affect your nervous system, which includes your brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Depending on the condition, your neurosurgery team may provide both surgical and non-surgical care.

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What can neurosurgery treat?

Your neurosurgery team

UCHealth specializes in care for disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

Our neurosciences practice is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and 70% of our Neuro ICU nurses have CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) or CNRN (Certified Neuroscience Nurse) board certifications.

Every step of the way, your UCHealth care team will collaborate with you and your family to ensure that our care strategies meet your health goals and ensure your quality of life. We use a collaborative approach through emerging and proven therapies to ensure you receive the best possible care, and we identify and address complications before they become critical.

Pituitary Tumor Program

One of the largest and most experienced programs of its kind in the country, the University of Colorado Tumor Program is nationally recognized to evaluate and treat pituitary tumors. The program includes providers from multiple specialties, including neurosurgery, neuro-ophthalmology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, head and neck surgery, and radiation oncology.

Learn more about the Pituitary Tumor Program >


American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Neurosurgical Conditions and Treatments (

American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Journals (