Brain & Neurological Services

At The Medical Center of Aurora, we offer testing and treatment for the most complex brain and nerve conditions. Our care includes comprehensive stroke services, neurorehabilitation and the nationally known Chiari Care Center. Our doctors and other healthcare providers use the latest imaging technology to determine the right diagnosis and treatment for each patient.

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A Neurologist is a doctor who treats conditions of the brain

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A neurosurgeon specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, including ruptured discs of the neck and back. They utilize surgery as a method of treatment.

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Brain Conditions: Diagnosis & Treatment

At The Medical Center of Aurora, our staff is experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of brain and nerve conditions.



  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and endovascular embolization
  • Brain aneurysm clippings, coilings
  • Brain mapping
    • A surgical procedure performed while patient is awake. It allows for the removal of brain tumors without impacting healthy brain tissue.
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Surgical Chiari I malformation treatment
  • Repair of syringomyelia
  • Tumor removal
  • Vagal nerve stimulator placement

Brain Surgery at TMCA

Our experienced surgical teams and advanced technology enable us to provide the best possible care for our patients. We provide surgical treatment for a variety of neurological conditions, including strokes, brain aneurysms, and tumor removal. Our procedures include minimally invasive brain surgery (e.g., brain endoscopy), 3D brain mapping, brain clippings and coilings, and chiari treatment through a partnership with the Chiari Care Center on The Medical Center of Aurora's Main Campus.

The Brain Injury Support Group

We meet the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm The group meets in the Visitor/Staff Dining Room at Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital.

For more information, Lori Samuelson 303-363-5159

Brain Endoscopy

Brain endoscopy is a minimally invasive technique that allows for improved visibility during surgical procedures for intracranial disorders like: