Thanks to our community's compliance with public health and safety
recommendations, we are able to reopen many of the services we offer at
BCH. It is safe to come to BCH for your health care needs.
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virtual visits at our primary and specialty clinics. Please watch our video below to
With 80 years of combined experience, our neurosurgeons are experts in
the most advanced surgical procedures to treat complex conditions, including:
- Spine problems
- Brain and spinal tumors
- Cerebral aneurysms
- Peripheral nerve disorders
- Seizure disorders
BCH neurosurgeons have set an impressive standard for offering our community
the most advanced treatments. We were the first in Colorado to introduce:
CyberKnife. This minimally invasive, incredibly accurate radiosurgery technology
provides precise treatment of tumors anywhere in the body with lower radiation doses.
Intraoperative MRI. This state-of-the-art technology allows neurosurgeons to view tumors
in real-time during surgery.
Minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgery. Specialist Dr. Andrew Bauer leads a new program—the only one in the
northern Front Range—offering less-invasive advanced procedures
for treating strokes, aneurysms and brain tumors.
Other Advanced Treatments
Deep Brain Stimulation
This minimally invasive, targeted surgical procedure is primarily used
to treat Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor or seizure disorders.
Brain and spinal tumor treatments
Our highly experienced surgeons perform more than 1,300 procedures each
year, using the latest techniques and technologies to treat a broad range
of complex tumors. For instance, real-time MRI images in the operating
suite allow our neurosurgeons to more precisely target and treat tumors.
Our physicians form a collaborative care team with your oncologist.
Our surgeons use advanced techniques to treat a wide range of conditions
including sciatica, spinal stenosis and other types of back and neck pain.
We are highly experienced with minimally invasive procedures that involve
smaller incisions, less muscle damage, decreased blood loss and shorter
hospital stays following spine surgery.
Mazor X™ Stealth system
Boulder-area residents suffering from painful back conditions now have
local access to an advanced surgical system that can make complex spine
surgery safer and less painful.
Boulder Community Health (BCH) now offers the cutting-edge Mazor X™
Stealth robotic guidance system, which allows BCH spine surgeons to use
a less-invasive approach to complex spine surgery. BCH’s
Foothills Hospital is the first Colorado hospital north of Denver to offer this revolutionary
Mazor X™ combines proprietary software to plan the surgical procedure,
a robotic arm to precisely guide the placement of implants during complicated
spine surgery, and real-time imaging feedback to ensure the procedure
proceeds as planned. This higher degree of accuracy throughout the surgical
procedure can provide better outcomes for patients compared to traditional
Additional advantages of Mazor X™’s minimally-invasive approach include:
- Improved surgical accuracy
- Smaller incisions
- Less risk for complications
- Less exposure to radiation
- Less bleeding
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster recovery
Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine Associates (BNA) surgeons will use Mazor
X™ technology to treat adult patients with a variety of spinal conditions,
ranging from degenerative disc disease to scoliosis.
Please view our blog on the
Mazor X™ Stealth system to learn more.
Boulder Community Health has a full range of resources for neurosurgery
Expert care from nurses with special training
Close coordination between our doctors and pharmacists in prescribing the
most effective medications
Skilled rehabilitation specialists help patients regain function and independence
To schedule a neurosurgical consultation, call (303) 938-5700.