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Bell Neuroscience Institute: World-class Care in a Community Setting

Bell Neuroscience Institute: World-class Care  in a Community Setting

People with brain or spine problems living in the Tri-City Area have access to world-renowned neurosurgeons right in their neighborhood. What makes the Bell Neuroscience Institute of Silicon Valley such a rare advantage for locals is the comprehensive range of neurosurgeries and treatments provided by prominent physicians with a proven record of exceptional results in a patient-focused environment.

Patients come to the Institute from all over Northern California and beyond to see our neurosurgeons who are widely known for their areas of specialty. “All our physicians here have been trained at one of the country’s top 10 medical centers, which is unique for a community hospital, and several are on the UCSF faculty so we have access to clinical trials and everything else provided at top academic institutions,” says Sandeep Kunwar, MD, FACS, medical director of the Institute and Washington Township Medical Foundation neurosurgeon.

Our neurosurgeons perform the most advanced open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures that result in less blood loss and faster recovery times. They utilize TrueBeam, the latest in radiotherapy technology, to target all sizes of brain and spine tumors with precision. Washington Hospital is now designing eight state-of-the-art hybrid and traditional operating rooms that will soon be located in the modern Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion, featuring the newest imaging and surgical technologies.

“Our focus is always on providing the best possible compassionate care for patients suffering from simple or devastating diseases of the brain or spine,” says Dr. Kunwar.

Here are some of the specialty programs offered and conditions treated at the Institute:

  • Cerebrovascular Program: Specialized treatment for aneurysms, hemorrhages, vascular malformations, vascular brain tumors, strokes and more.
  • Complex Spine Program: Treatment and surgery for degenerative spine disorders; scoliosis; traumatic spinal cord injuries; and spinal fractures, tumors, and deformities.
  • Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Center: Skull base procedures, craniotomies, and care for malignant and benign lesions ranging from pituitary to pineal tumors.
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Program: Surgery performed through tiny incisions provides relief from painful osteoporosis; herniated discs; and spinal fractures, tumors, and stenosis.
  • Stroke Program: Fast, effective response to acute stroke. Our Stroke Program just received top honors from the American Heart and Stroke Associations, and Washington Hospital is a Designated Stroke Receiving Center for Alameda County.

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