CONDITIONS TREATED AND PROCEDURES

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

 

 

TUMORS: BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD   (Primary or metastatic) including pituitary tumors, brainstem, skull and skull base, posterior fossa as well as face, head, and orbit  

 

FACIAL PAIN, FACIAL TIC   (Trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, glossopharyngeal neuralgia)

 

VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS  (Surgical treatment of aneurysms, AVMs, and cavernous malformations)

 

CHIARI I MALFORMATION

 

ADULT HYDROCEPHALUS

 

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY   (Requires close cooperation with a neurologist + access to very specific diagnostics)

 

ANTERIOR SKULL BASE DEFECTS  (I.e. spontaneous traumatic rhinorrhea)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRANIAL PROCEDURES COMMONLY PERFORMED INCLUDE:

 

 

CRANIOTOMY - Standard Open  (multiple approaches for resection of brain tumors, surgical treatment of aneurysms, evacuation of intra-cerebral hematomas and many other conditions) 

 

CRANIOTOMY - Minimally Invasive  (Dr. Marsella is the only neurosurgeon in AZ to use the Nico Brainpath System).  See the corresponding link: www.niconeuro.com

 

ENDOSCOPIC ENDONASAL SKULL BASE  (For resection of lesions of anterior skull base, orbit, cavernous sinus, brain stem and pituitary gland)  

 

CRANIECTOMY  

(Example: Occipital Craniectomy for Chiari I malformation; requires a dural patch.

Craniectomy for acute treatment of ischemic CVA) 

 

V-P SHUNT - Adult Hydrocephalus

 

STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY - In addition to all of the surgical procedures described above, Dr. Marsella can provide stereotactic radiosurgery as adjunct to the management for many of the above listed conditions (Brain tumors, AVMs, Trigeminal Neuralgia)

SPINE

DR. MARSELLA NO LONGER TREATS OR ACCEPTS PATIENTS WITH ANY SPINAL CONDITIONS.