Wheeling Hospital is ensuring that our operating rooms are staffed by some of the nation’s top neurosurgeons through a partnership with WVU Department of Neurosurgery.

The highly skilled WVU surgeons have fully staffed, full-time offices at Wheeling Hospital where patients are evaluated and treated. There are WVU neurosurgeons on call at Wheeling Hospital around the clock, seven days a week. While several of the neurosurgery treatments are available at Wheeling Hospital, patients requiring more advanced procedures may be sent to WVU’s Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Procedures available at Wheeling Hospital include anterior cervical diskectomy fusion-inflating (ACDF/P); microdiskectomy; cervical and lumbar laminectomy; craniotomy; stabilization with halo fixation for cervical and lumbar fractures; and carpal tunnel surgery. The office also works closely with Wheeling Hospital’s interventional radiologists for kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty.

The neurosurgery experts provide advanced care for disorders of the pituitary gland, spine and spinal cord, cranial and spinal nerves and autonomic nervous system. The WVU neurosurgeons at Ruby Memorial Hospital use the latest microsurgical techniques to treat aneurysms and AVMs, pituitary tumors, carotid/vertebral artery disorders, acoustic and skull-base tumors.

Expert treatment also is provided for spinal degenerative disease, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, neoplasms and trauma.

The surgeons are at the forefront of new techniques in skull-base surgery, advanced stroke care, epilepsy surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and pain as well as functional disorders.

State-of-the-art equipment

WVU’s Center for Advanced Imaging offers state-of-the-art equipment that enables surgeons to diagnose and treat problems with a high degree of accuracy. This includes PET and a 3-Tesla MRI, twice as powerful as former MRIs. Three-dimensional angiography allows for better visualizations of complex aneurysms. Other equipment includes a surgical aspirator and an 80-watt laser.

The Gamma Knife uses focused radiation to destroy lesions with a high degree of accuracy, while avoiding damage to surrounding tissue.

Advanced techniques

Patients can benefit from advanced new treatments, including those in clinical trials.