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Clinical Programs

Penn Neurosciences

All of Penn's neurologists and neurosurgeons have a particular subspecialty focus that covers the entire spectrum of disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system.

About Neuroscience at Penn Medicine

  • Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system including tumors, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and stroke.
  • Penn's Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery performs more deep brain stimulation procedures for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and epilepsy than any other hospital in the nation.
  • The Center for Cranial Base Surgery offers innovative procedures for tumors of the head, neck, face and other complex skull-base disorders.
  • Penn's Neuro-Oncology Program provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with brain and spinal tumors or other cancer-related neurological central nervous system and peripheral nervous system problems.
  • The Neurovascular Center offers minimally invasive coiling and stent treatments for brain aneurysms, vascular malformations and atherosclerotic narrowing of the blood vessels of the brain.
  • The Penn Epilepsy Center, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Spine Center, and Stroke Center provide the highest standard of care to patients with these medical issues.
  • The Penn Gamma Knife® Center uses radiosurgery, one of the most precise, powerful and proven treatments for brain disorders including benign or malignant brain tumors, blood vessel malformations and skull-base tumors.
  • In 2011, Penn Medicine adds CyberKnife® as a tool for treating brain tumors with no invasive procedure or anesthesia.

The Penn Difference

Penn's neurosurgeons, backed by some of the most extensive neurodiagnostic and imaging facilities in the nation, perform more than 4,500 operations each year.

The Penn Gamma Knife Center uses the most technologically advanced equipment available. It is robotically controlled, allowing surgeons to deliver radiation more precisely and safely than ever before.

Penn's Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery is a pioneer in the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS). This life-changing procedure can greatly reduce motor symptoms that accompany Parkinson's disease or other conditions and improve patients' abilities to perform daily activities. Penn Neurosciences has one of the largest treatment centers in the United States.