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UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery

Image-guided neurosurgery may be an option if you need surgery for a brain issue.

To help guide the procedure, image-guided neurosurgery uses high-tech pictures from:

  • MRI scans.
  • CT scans.
  • Computers.
  • Exoscopes.
  • Endoscopes.
  • Other equipment.

Compared to conventional brain surgery, image-guided neurosurgery:

  • Is more precise.
  • Is less invasive.
  • Leads to a faster recovery.

What Brain Conditions Do You Treat With Image-Guided Surgery?

What Types of Brain Surgery Do You Offer?

The Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery at UPMC offers some of the world's most high-tech brain surgery options.

Why Choose the Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery?

Our brain surgeons

Doctors at UMPC's Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery:

  • Use both surgery and non-surgical treatments when we can.
  • Are global leaders in the field of image-guided neurosurgery for brain disorders.
  • Treat deep-seated brain tumors and malformed blood vessels that we couldn't before image-guided neurosurgery.
  • Use the most advanced imaging that includes vital tracts within the brain.
  • Have expertise in LITT and neuroendoscope surgery. One of our brain surgeons is America's most experienced at completely removing colloid cysts with the scope.

Experts in Gamma Knife surgery


  • Was the first in the Pittsburgh region and U.S. to perform Gamma Knife surgery.
  • Has treated over 18,000 people with this technique.
  • Leads the nation in Gamma Knife treatments for brain tumors, AVMs, and trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Was one of the first in the U.S. to use the most advanced Gamma Knife Icon®.

Brain surgery training and research

Our center:

  • Is a training site for radiosurgery and minimally invasive brain surgery.
  • Has trained more than 2,500 surgeons worldwide inthese techniques.
  • Is a research hub. We conduct many long-term research projects. We also publish more than 20 peer-reviewed research studies each year.

Contact the UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery

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