Neurosurgery

Patients with diseases and disorders of the spinal cord or peripheral and sympathetic nervous system that require surgery need highly specialized care.

In the event that neurosurgery is required, patients can turn to Mount Nittany Health's neurosurgery program with confidence. Specializing in removing brain and spinal tumors, James Fick, MD performs all surgery related to the brain, spine and nerves, including:

  • Dr. James Fick performs neurosurgery for Mount Nittany patients.Removal of brain tumors and spinal lesions (both primary and metastatic)
  • Cervical fractures
  • Brain abscesses (infections)
  • Subdural hematomas (bleeding in the brain)
  • Hydrocephalus (water on the brain)
  • Removal of herniated disks in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Removal of intraspinal lesions other than tumors (such as cysts)
  • Treatment of spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the canal causing pressure on the spinal cord)

Neurosurgery procedures are performed at Mount Nittany Medical Center in operating room suites specifically designed for neurosurgery with leading technology, including a brain lab and spinal cord monitoring.

Our neurosurgery staff is specially trained to care for neurosurgery patients. We perform about 1,000 surgeries right here in State College every year, so you can feel confident you'll receive the experienced care you need without leaving Central Pennsylvania.

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