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The Department of Neurosurgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital provides evaluation and treatment for cranial nerve disorders. This includes Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hemi facial spasm, Dysequilibrium, Acoustic Tumors, and related disorders. The neurosurgery team performs all five of the recognized surgical procedures:


      Microvascular Decompression


      Balloon Compression




The neurosurgery team offers the latest care for spinal cord and spinal column injury patients, including mechanical instrumentation for severely injured spine patients.

A key element of this care includes the treatment of patients with tumors, particularly those of the spinal cord and brain.


Detroit Receiving is the first hospital in Detroit to be certified as a primary stroke center, by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Therefore, Receiving’s neurosurgery department provides levels of stroke care from Neurosurgical Intensive care to and through Endovascular treatment and a wide variety of innovative therapies in between. Our goal is to provide our patients with maximum function in minimal time and we collaborate with the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in this endeavor.


The neurosurgical intensive care unit staff specializes in working with patients who are critically injured and require a high-level of care. These patients are afforded the latest in neuromonitoring techniques that can monitor distinct functions in and around the brain. This well educated and dedicated staff, whose specialty is the care of the injured central nervous system including both the brain and the spine, maintain the highest levels of patient care and concern.