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Our expert team of neurosurgeons at Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine Associates of BCH has set the standard for the most advanced neurological, cranial and spinal surgeries in the Boulder Valley. We specialize in the least-invasive approaches — including minimally invasive Mazor X Stealth™ robotic-assisted spine surgery.

In addition, our functional and stereotactic neurosurgery program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatments for patients with movement disorders and chronic pain syndromes, including neuropathic low back pain.

To schedule a neurosurgical consultation with Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine Associates of BCH, call 303-938-5700.

Neurosurgical conditions treated

Lower Back Conditions

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis and neurogenic claudication
  • Scoliosis

Neck Conditions

  • Herniated disc
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Myelopathy

Brain And Spinal Cord Tumors

Movement Disorders

  • Parkinson’s disease

Chronic Pain Syndromes

  • Neuropathic low back pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Chronic regional pain syndrome

1st in Colorado to offer advanced treatments

BCH neurosurgeons have set an impressive standard for offering our community the most advanced treatments. We were the first in Colorado to introduce:

  • Intraoperative MRI: State-of-the-art technology that offers BNSA of BCH neurosurgeons real-time viewing of tumors during surgery and allows them to confirm intraoperatively that the entire tumor has been removed while still in surgery.
  • Minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgery: A less-invasive option for treating brain tumors.

Other advanced treatments

  • Mazor X™ Stealth system: Robotic-guided surgery that makes complex spine surgery safer and less painful. Used in the treatment of a variety of spinal conditions, ranging from degenerative disc disease to scoliosis. BCH’s Foothills Hospital was the first Colorado hospital north of Denver to offer this revolutionary technology.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): A minimally invasive, targeted surgical procedure, primarily used to treat Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.
  • Latest tumor treatments: Advanced surgical techniques and technologies to treat a broad range of complex brain and spinal tumors.
  • Laser in neurosurgery: Breakthrough laser technology used as a supplementary tool during discectomy and fusion surgeries. This technology is based on flexible delivery of CO2 laser energy and enables no-touch vaporization of the disc material and scar tissues. Instead of pulling and tearing, we can now simply ablate (dissolve) the tissue.
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery: Advanced techniques to treat a wide range of back and neck conditions, including sciatica, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis.

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

Meet our team

From left to right: Elizabeth Tamaren, PA-C; Tara Adams, PA-C; Alan T Villavicencio, MD; Kara D Beasley, DO; Eric Busch, PA-C

Contact us today

To schedule a neurosurgical consultation, call 303-938-5700.

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