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One of the most rapidly advancing areas of medicine has been and will continue to be neurosurgical care. Today at St. Joseph Hospital, neurosurgical patients benefit from leading edge diagnostics, minimally invasive techniques, implantable therapies and clinical research studies. Here, neurosurgery patients receive the region’s most current and comprehensive therapies to change the course of their diseases and heal from traumatic injuries.

St. Joseph Hospital partners with the largest group of neurosurgeons in Orange County. These specialists collaborate with primary care physicians, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists and the hospital’s highly specialized medical, surgical and rehabilitative staff. All prioritize patient safety, comfort and dignity.

  • Brain and pituitary tumors
  • Brain and spine trauma
  • Cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lumbar and cervical disease (neck and lower back pain)
  • Meningioma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Peripheral nerve entrapments (carpal tunnel, ulnar compression)
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal degeneration
  • Severe depression
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemotherapy wafer implants
  • Craniotomy
  • Endovascular coiling
  • Frameless stereotactic navigation for all tumor removal
  • Gamma Knife treatment (offsite)
  • Herniated disk resection
  • Hydrocephalus shunt
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal procedures
  • Neurosurgical clipping
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Third ventriculostomy
  • Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator implants through a single incision
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Ventricular peritoneal shunts with programmable valves
  • XLIF minimally invasive lumbar fusion
  • X-STOP spinal implant for motion preservation

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Patient Stories

"Thank you so much for helping me get better. My neck and arm were so bad. I still am recovering and I know it will take time. You did a beautiful operation on me, and if I ever have to have... " read more
Patient of Lars Anker, MD
"Dr. Ho is one of the best (maybe the best) surgeons that we have ever encountered. He talked to our entire family before the surgery and walked us through the entire process...." read more
Patient of Hector Ho, MD