The Neurosurgery Residency is an ACGME-accredited program clinically based at Cooper University Hospital.
Neurosurgery is a medical discipline and surgical specialty that provides care for adult and pediatric patients in the treatment of pain or pathological processes that may modify the function or activity of the central nervous system (e.g., brain, hypophysis, and spinal cord), the peripheral nervous system, (e.g., cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerves), the autonomic nervous system, and the supporting structures of these systems (e.g., meninges, skull and skull base, and vertebral column) and their vascular supply (e.g., intracranial, extracranial, and spinal vasculature).
Treatment encompasses non-operative management (including prevention, diagnosis, image interpretation, and neurocritical intensive care and rehabilitation) and operative management (including image interpretation, endovascular surgery, functional and restorative surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and spinal fusion and instrumentation).
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