- For all other requests:
Ask your physician for a referral to Iowa’s most advanced neurosurgical care teams for adults and children. We focus on innovation and the newest technology so that we can offer you the latest advances and treatments.
Our Care Is Patient-Focused in the Surgical Treatment of:
- Degenerative spine pathology
- Head and spine trauma
- Movement disorders
- Pain and peripheral nerve abnormalities
- Tumors of the brain and spinal cord
- Vascular disorders
Your Neurosurgery Visit guide
Our Clinical Services
Skull Base Surgery
Why Choose Us
We have a superb clinical staff and a long history of leadership in studying disorders of the brain and nervous system. Patients come from around the world to be seen by our experts.
- Our stroke program again appeared in the USA Today as part of an ad campaign by The American Heart Association, earning Comprehensive Stroke Center status, the highest level of stroke care certification. Comprehensive Stroke Center status identifies hospitals that meet standards for treating the most complex stroke cases.
- We were the first hospital in Iowa to perform an auditory brain stem implant (1990-1999).
- We were the first hospital to find conclusive signs of different brain activity in introverts and extroverts (1990-1999).
- A UI team found a gene mutation associated with epilepsy.
- UI Hospitals & Clinics is the only hospital in the United States with a high-fidelity driving simulator for assessing the safety of drivers with health problems such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, sleep disorders, orthopaedic problems, and drug effects (2000-present).
- The Neurosurgical Anesthesia Service at UI Hospitals & Clinics does more than 1,700 neurosurgical anesthetics per year, at all levels of complexity.
- Iowa Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is recognized by the NAEC as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy (2014).
Department of Neurosurgery
If you are interested in finding out more about the Department of Neurosurgery, our research and educational programs, news and events, or how you can give by donating, please visit our academic and departmental website.
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The University of Iowa Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) hosts a monthly support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. No reason to register, just join us!
These meetings are being held via Zoom. Please reach out to the group for more information.
A Cognitive Enhancement Program
Participants with cognitive impairment will be introduced to techniques and strategies to help with memory, attention, executive functioning, sleep difficulties, and more. Education will be provided regarding the cognitive effects of aging, dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), sleep problems, and more.
Patients and adult family members/caregivers are welcome to attend.
Join the Epilepsy Empowerment Group meetings to listen to speakers, share with others, hear the latest updates from the Epilepsy Foundation’s Iowa office, and discuss current issues related to epilepsy. Family, friends, and caregivers are welcome.