Brain & Spine Conditions

Our Neuroscience Doctors Specialize in You

If you or someone you love is facing a serious brain or spine condition, you want the best treatment possible. University Health System neurosurgeons, neurologists and our multidisciplinary neuroscience team treat children and adults for a wide variety of brain and spine injuries, diseases and conditions.

Our doctors are South Texas’ best — experienced specialists in diagnosing and treating the complex conditions that affect the brain and spine. As one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals, we’re on the leading edge of sophisticated treatment options and state-of-the-art technology.

Brain & Spine Conditions We Treat

Through the University Health System Neuroscience Center of Excellence, we treat a wide range of brain and spine conditions and diseases including:


No one understands the intricate workings of the brain better than University Health System neuroscience specialists. Our neurosurgeons diagnose and treat a variety of brain conditions, disorders and diseases, including:

  • Alzheimer’s and memory disorders
  • Aneurysms
  • Brain and skull-based tumors
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Chiari malformations
  • Chronic pain
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome and other peripheral nerve disorders
  • Headaches
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Multiple sclerosis and other movement disorders
  • Neurological diseases that affect the eyes
  • Neurovascular malformations
  • Neuro trauma and neurocritical care
  • Spasticity
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Trigeminal neuralgia


University Health System neurosurgeons specialize in helping people with back pain find relief and enjoy life again. We have the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat spine conditions including:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the neck
  • Caudia equina syndrome
  • Chronic back pain
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical spine injuries
  • Cranio-cervical junction
  • Deformities
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Herniated discs
  • Infections of the spine
  • Mylomeningocele
  • Neck pain
  • Sacral tumors
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered cord
  • Thoracic and lumbar spine injuries
  • Tumors
  • Trauma to the spine