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Neurology/Neurosurgery

Personalized Attention, Coordinated Teamwork

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Associated Neurologists

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Personalized attention and coordinated teamwork are the twin hallmarks of our comprehensive care for patients needing neurological and neurosurgical services. Distinctions of our program are:

  • Our neurosurgeons perform 1,300 procedures a year
  • We offer Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and other innovative procedures
  • We are nationally recognized as a Primary Stroke Center

Meet our Team

Neurology Services

Our highly-trained and experienced neurologists offer patients tremendous medical expertise combined with personal commitment to treating each patient’s emotional concerns as well as their neuromuscular, movement and seizure disorders. Our board-certified specialists use the latest evidence-based approaches to diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological disorders, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia
  • Concussion-related disorders
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Stroke
  • Neuromuscular disorders (Peripheral Neuropathy, Muscular Dystrophy, etc.)
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor
  • Seizure disorders, including Epilepsy

Our neurologists recognize that careful listening is the cornerstone of meeting their patients’ needs. They take time to address each patient’s questions and concerns.

Neurological Tests

To diagnose possible nervous system problems, our neurologists use specialized instruments to record electrical activity in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. BCH offers a range of advanced neurological tests, including:

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram): This test records electrical activity of the brain to help diagnose injuries and illnesses. We also offer EEG monitoring in patients’ homes, increasing the chance of recording a seizure or other event.
  • EMG (Electromyography): Done in our clinic, this test assesses muscle and neuron health and functioning.
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): This equipment uses computer-generated radio waves and a powerful magnetic field (no radiation) to create detailed images that aid diagnosis.
  • PSG (Polysomnogram): This in-lab sleep study monitors sleep and sleep disorders.

Your doctor will order the appropriate tests.

To schedule an EMG, call 303-415-8800.
To schedule an MRI, please call BCH Imaging at 303-415-5170.
To schedule an outpatient EEG or PSG, call BCH Sleep Diagnostics at 303-415-8890.

Neurological Treatments

At Boulder Community Health, our board-certified physicians offer valuable expertise in treating complex neurological problems. We are committed to providing personalized care to patients. We offer a full range of resources, including:

  • Expert care from nurses with special training in neurological disorders
  • Close coordination between our doctors and pharmacists in prescribing the most effective medications
  • Skilled rehabilitation specialists to help patients regain function and independence

To schedule a neurology consultation, call 303-415-8800.

Neurosurgery

Our expert team of neurosurgeons has set the standard in our area for the most advanced neurological, cranial and spinal surgery procedures-including minimally invasive and MRI-guided treatments for conditions such as:

  • Aneurysms and other cranial problems
  • Back pain
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Seizures
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral nerve disorders

Neurosurgical Treatments

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 (DBS)

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.

Spine care

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 technology.

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 spine surgery.

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.

Post-surgery rehabilitation

Boulder Community Health has a full range of resources for neurosurgery patients including:

  • 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.

Primary Stroke Center

Our outstanding team of physicians, nurses and therapists from across BCH has been recognized for our excellent care for stroke patients.

We have been awarded Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Learn more about our comprehensive stroke care program.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

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