Neurosurgery

The Neurosurgery program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers comprehensive care for a full range of neurological conditions, including brain and spine disorders. This care not only includes expert treatment, but also an understanding of the fear and concern you might be experiencing. Any neurological condition can be frightening. But we want you to know that there is hope and that, more often than not, there is something that can be done to help. 

Conditions We Treat

We treat all neurosurgery conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Richard A. Berkman
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4.6

Richard A. BerkmanMD

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
Christopher M. Bonfield
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4.9

Christopher M. BonfieldMD

    Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord, Craniofacial Surgery, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Neurologic Surgery
Lola B. Chambless
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4.8

Lola B. ChamblessMD

    Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Rohan Chitale
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4.9

Rohan ChitaleMD

    Aneurysm, Cerebral, Arteriovenous Malformations, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Stroke/Neurocritical Care, Vascular Neurosurgery
Ross L. Dawkins
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4.8

Ross L. DawkinsMD

    Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive, Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord
Dario J. Englot
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4.7

Dario J. EnglotMS, PhD, MD

    Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Neuralgia, Trigeminal, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences
Wuraola A. Adesinasi

Wuraola A. AdesinasiFNP

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Karen M. Brown

Karen M. BrownAPRN, AGACNP-BC

    Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Natalie J. Hall
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4.7

Natalie J. HallNP

    Aneurysm, Cerebral, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Carotid Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Vascular Neurosurgery
Angela L. Hatchett
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4.8

Angela L. HatchettAPRN

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
Veronica L. Oldfield
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4.8

Veronica L. OldfieldNP, MSN, ACNP

    Movement Disorders, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences
Susan E. Stephens
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4.6

Susan E. StephensNP

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
Trisha L. Conwell
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4.7

Trisha L. ConwellBS, PA

    Hydrocephalus, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurologic Surgery
Barrett J. Raburn

Barrett J. RaburnMSPAS, PA

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
Ryan T. Raburn
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4.7

Ryan T. RaburnPA

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Amanda H. Wright
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4.3

Amanda H. WrightP.A.C

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive

Why Choose Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    Our neurological and neurosurgery programs have received national accolades, including:

    • Recognition by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as the only Level 4 Epilepsy Center that treats both children and adults in Tennessee
    • Accreditation by The Joint Commission as a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
    • Recognition as a national Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence for our deep brain stimulation program
       
  • Skilled clinicians

    Our team of fellowship-trained neurosurgeons and a history of excellent outcomes are the reasons patients come to Vanderbilt to be treated for neurological conditions. Our doctors have undergone extensive training in neurosurgery and specialized procedures, enabling them to deliver the highest level of care. And they — along with our nurses and staff — do this with deepest levels of understanding and compassion. 

  • Knowledge and experience

    Our neurosurgeons perform a significant number of complex surgeries each year, many of which require advanced surgical techniques and technologies. 

  • Team approach

    To achieve the best possible results, many neurological conditions require treatment and input from a variety of specialty areas. At Vanderbilt, specialists — including ENTs, neuro-otologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, neuro-anesthesiologists, neuro-pathologists, trauma teams, and neuro critical care — are all right here and ready work with us so that we can provide the care you need. 

  • Neurosurgical intensive care unit

    Each of our private rooms has the latest technologies and safety provisions so that we can deliver the highest level of specialty care 24/7. We also have a state-of-the-art neurosurgical intensive care unit that’s equipped to manage even the most challenging cases. 

  • Innovation

    Our doctors are leading research efforts focused on developing new and more effective neurosurgical options — including the creation of a next generation neurosurgical robot. Additionally, Vanderbilt was one of the first medical centers in the United States to implement deep brain stimulation, and we specialize in minimally invasive endoscopic and robotic surgeries. 

Removing a brain tumor, preserving a smile

When Jordyn Spann was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, she launched into research to find the most skilled, experienced center and referred herself to Vanderbilt. Reid Thompson, M.D., was one of the surgeons involved in the 16-hour surgery to remove the benign brain tumor in 2015.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Locations (5)

1500 21st Avenue South, The Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 1506
Nashville, TN 37212
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 24100
Nashville, TN 37204
302 South Royal Oaks Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37064
5002 Crossings Circle, Suite 230
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
1003 Reserve Boulevard, Suite 320
Spring Hill, TN 37174

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