It’s hard to know where to turn when you’re faced with a daunting health condition. As Group Health surgeons, you’re in good hands with us.
We are highly skilled and extremely motivated surgeons, with a hand-picked team of specially trained clinicians and support staff who help us plan for your surgery, treatment, and recovery.
We diagnose and treat patients, remove tumors, and repair spines. We restore movement and function, relieve pain, and help you get your life back on track.
We have been leaders in developing intraoperative work, linking neurosurgery and anesthesia. Our work has led to a three fold decrease in major postoperative complication rates,* which means safer care and a lot less worry for you.
This type of approach to surgery and care doesn’t happen everywhere, but it does happen here. We are known to be among some of the very best practicing medicine — and we’re in your backyard, ready to help you when you need us.
Newlywed Chelsea Gant was shocked to find out her back pain was the result of a spinal cord tumor. She and her husband, Chris, credit Group Health neurosurgeons for acting quickly to remove the tumor and for her successful recovery.
After suffering a seizure at home, Group Health member Michelle Small was quickly diagnosed with a brain tumor. She credits neurosurgeon Chong Lee, MD, PhD, for helping her make the right treatment decision.
A Group Health team is gaining national attention with a new approach and improved results for complex spinal surgery.
When Karen DeBella ruptured a disc in her back in 2005, the pain was so severe she couldn't walk. But she was concerned about coping with the recovery period that recommended surgery might involve, so she decided to postpone it for a few years until she could retire.
*Sethi et al., Combined orthopaedic and neurosurgical attending approach to complex adult spinal surgery substantially reduces perioperative complication rates. Paper 568.SRS/IMAST annual meeting, July 2010.