​​UW Medicine neurological surgeons have developed a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary service to diagnose and treat complex conditions of the brain. The team, based at Harborview and UW Medical Center, is among the busiest facilities in the state and treat some of the most complex neurological surgical problems.

Neurological and orthopaedic surgeons collaborate to care for patients with complex, high-risk spinal problems, such as deformities, injuries or degenerative diseases, using surgical intervention to correct spinal maladies treated by the complex spine service.

The UW Medicine Gamma Knife Center at Harborview provides radiosurgical intervention for certain tumors, lesions and abnormalities. Gamma knife provides some patients with a nonsurgical option for treating certain anomalies and recurrent tumors.

Harborview is a leader in utilizing innovative techniques to treat movement disorders including Parkinson's and Essential Tremor using surgically implanted adaptive devices, as well as other treatments.

The UW Medicine Stroke Center at Harborview is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and staffed by specialists who have dedicated their careers to stroke care and stroke discovery. Stroke specialists and neuroradiologists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide patient care.

The ​​​​UW Medicine Regional Epilepsy Center at Harborview provides some of the most sophisticated medical and surgical interventions for individuals suffering from severe seizure disorders. Services includes diagnosis and treatment for seizures and psychoseizures; drug and surgical intervention, as appropriate; and follow-up, including rehabilitation and vocational counseling.
UW Medicine Neurological Surgery is an international leader in the care and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Our physicians specialize in the management of acute brain or spinal trauma, vascular disease, disorders of the brain, peripheral nerves and spine.

Located in Seattle, Washington, our physicians are UW faculty who practice at Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center and Seattle Children’s. They use the most advanced technology to ensure patients receive uncompromised care and access to the most advanced facilities and modern resources.

Our well established National Institutes of Health and privately funded research programs allow us to bring leading-edge advances in neurosurgery from the laboratory to the clinic and operating room.

For information about our clinical trials, conferences, residencies and fellowships, visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's web site.​ 


Harborview Medical Center is a King County owned property