Neurosurgeons focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical management of disorders and conditions affecting the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), peripheral nervous system, and the supporting structures such as the skull and spine. Advances in technology and surgical techniques including minimally invasive procedures have reduced the recovery time associated with many neurosurgical interventions.

Brain Tumor Care

A tumor is a mass of abnormal cells that may or may not be cancerous, and can be especially harmful when located in the brain. Every brain tumor is as unique as every patient. The neurosurgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other specialists work as an integrated team to offer a personalized, patient-centric approach to maximize outcomes and quality of life.

Cerebrovascular Care

Aneurysms, carotid artery disease, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, and other cerebrovascular conditions affect the blood vessels supplying the brain and spinal cord.  

Spine Care

Back and neck pain are among the most common disabling medical conditions. Our integrated spine center can help you get back to a healthy, pain-free life. Based on your lifestyle and health needs, our team or physiatrists, therapists, and surgeons will develop personalized treatment plans for your neck or low back pain. If surgery is needed, our neurosurgeons perform a wide range of minimally invasive procedures that can help drastically reduce recovery time. 

For more information about neurosurgery at CHI Memorial Neuroscience Institute, call (423) 206-4140.

Highly Skilled Neurosurgery Team

Dr. Mayshan Ghiassi
Mayshan Ghiassi, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular Endovascular Neurosurgeron 

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Sydney Adams, PA-C

Neurosurgery Physician Assistant 

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Sara M. Darden, MMSc-PA, PA-C

Neurosurgery Physician Assistant

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