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​Brain and Skull Base Conditions and Treatment

UPMC is one of the few medical centers in the US — and throughout the world — with expertise in the full array of surgical options for brain conditions. Depending on the patient's medical condition, treatment options at UPMC may include pioneering minimally invasive techniques, sophisticated stereotactic radiosurgery, complex neurovascular procedures, traditional brain and skull surgery, and innovative treatments for cranial nerve disorders.

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Meet the Surgeons

Our surgeons are among the most experienced in the world in treating an array of neurosurgical conditions.

Read about the members of our surgical team >

Patient Stories
  • Meet Heather Abramovic

    When this busy college student suffered a series of life-threatening brain hemorrhages, she and her family turned to experts at UPMC.

  • Meet Toni

    When this renowned chef's life was drastically changed after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he turned to the experts at UPMC for treatment. READ MORE >

  • Meet Allison

    After being diagnosed with a life-threatening brain cyst, this high school senior and her family turned to the experts at UPMC for treatment. READ MORE >

  • Meet Thomas

    When Thomas developed a rare cancer in his sinus cavity, UPMC neurosurgeons acted quickly to remove the mass using the EEA technique. READ MORE >

Neurosurgery at UPMC: A powerful team approach

Dr. Robert M. Friedlander discusses the team approach to treating neurosurgical patients.

Arteriovenous Malformations: Management and Treatment

UPMC offers three treatment options for AVMs, giving patients the best chance for a cure.

Options for Deep Brain Stimulation

Dr. Mark Richardson discusses patient options for deep brain stimulation at UPMC.

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Offers Hope.

Adult Epilepsy Surgery

Dr. Mark Richardson discusses the benefits of epilepsy surgery for adult patients.


Dr. Robert M. Friedlander discusses treatment options for unruptured aneurysms at UPMC.

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01-877-320-8762 (International)

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