WHAT DO NEUROSURGEONS AND SCIENTISTS HAVE IN COMMON?
You—the patient—are at the center of our work. At Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, patients benefit from an environment in which world-class experts from medicine and academic research have come together to pursue a unique, patient-first approach to brain, spine, and nerve care.
Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group and Indiana University's Department of Neurological Surgery have merged their surgical, research, and university teaching expertise to develop innovative techniques, to increase the success of proven treatments, and to provide advanced training for the next generation of neurosurgeons, both in the classroom and the operating room. Our mission is to give each patient the best chance for healing and recovery.
The neurosurgeons of Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine have treated thousands of adults and children. As one of North America's largest and most progressive neurosurgical practices, the expertise of our group includes a full spectrum of brain, spine, and nerve care. We treat all disorders and trauma, including brain aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage, pituitary disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, and complex spinal disorders, such as discs, tumors, injuries, and degenerative disease.
HOW DO WE GIVE YOU A BETTER CHANCE FOR HEALING AND RECOVERY?
We are masters of clinical subspecialties. To become a neurosurgeon requires intense training in medicine and many additional years of study and practice to become specialized in surgery. Those who study the brain, spinal cord, and nerves—the nervous system—believe it is too complex for an individual to know everything about it. Likewise, the disorders and diseases that afflict any part of this intricate system—tumors, genetic disorders, lesions, aneurysms, and pain, among countless others—are so complex that a single surgeon cannot fully grasp all the ways to treat all the disorders and diseases.
That is why the surgeons at Goodman Campbell are dedicated to mastering a particular subspecialty, that is, a specific area, of the nervous system and its unique disorders and diseases. We took this approach long before it was accepted by other major university teaching programs and large medical practices. This dedication to immersing ourselves in specific areas of the nervous system, and even specific conditions that affect those areas, remains the hallmark of our practice.
By having a subspecialty within neurosurgery, our surgeons hone their skills in a particular area of the nervous system. Instead of doing a wide variety of cases across all areas of neurosurgery, we connect patients to the specialist within our group who has the most experience with their disease, disorder, or procedure. In this way, the patient receives care from the neurosurgeon with the highest level of expertise, which ensures better chances for optimal healing and recovery.
WHY DO WE PUT SO MUCH THOUGHT INTO TREATING YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM?
We are dedicated to treating your brain, spine, and nerves, as well as your back and neck pain. At Goodman Campbell, you have access to neurosurgical subspecialists, many of whom can do what no other surgeons in the region can do.
What makes Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine truly special is that, behind the scenes, we have some of the most respected medical and scientific researchers in the world whose mission is to develop innovative techniques, to increase the success rate of proven treatments, and to provide advanced training for the next generation of neurosurgeons, in the classroom and in the operating room. In the laboratory, our scientists advance the understanding of neuroscience and they share their new understanding with our surgeons. Together the scientists and surgeons translate the knowledge into state-of-the-art techniques and treatments.
You and your doctor need to know that we do not consider surgery to be your only treatment option. Each patient's condition is discussed collaboratively with a team of surgeons and scientists to uncover the best possible treatment, including pain management, neuroradiology, or other nonsurgical methods.
A partial list of the clinical specialties of Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine physicians
Aneurysms / Neurovascular
Artificial Disc Replacement
Back and Neck Pain
Brain and Spine Trauma
Brain and Spine Tumors
Complex Spinal Reconstruction
Congenital Malformation of the Brain and Spine, including
Tethered Spinal Cord
Craniosynostosis and Craniofacial Reconstruction
Cranium, Minimally Invasive
Facial Pain / Trigeminal Neuralgia
Deep Brain Stimulators
Parkinson’s / Essential Tremor Surgery
Interventional Pain Management
Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Brain and Spine
Moyamoya Disease – Pediatric and Adult
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pituitary Tumors and Disorders
Prenatal Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus and Other Congenital Malformations
Radiosurgery / Novalis / Cyberknife / Gamma Knife / Proton Beam
Skull Base Surgery
Tumors of the Brain and Spine
Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty