Prevea Health

Prevea neurosurgery for complex back, neck and brain care


Neurological problems can be a passing annoyance or a chronic, debilitating problem. Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that diagnoses and surgically treats patients with diseases and disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. When surgery is the best option, trust our team to get you back to your healthy, vibrant life.
Our fellowship-trained neurosurgeons have a genuine concern for your well-being. They are dedicated to offering high level of care and achieving maximum results, all right here in Northeast Wisconsin. In fact, Prevea has the only neurosurgeon in Wisconsin with an extended fellowship in endoscopic skull base surgery.

first in Wisconsin to use robotic- and navigation-assisted technology for back and neck surgeries

Leaders in brain and spine surgery

Prevea is the first in Wisconsin to use robotic- and navigation-assisted technology for back and neck surgeries and to use Gleolan™, a new, breakthrough tool designed to make the surgical removal of certain brain tumors more effective.
board-certified neurosurgeons

Coordinated care

Our fellowship-trained neurosurgeons work with a team of skilled physiatrists, spine-trained nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physical and occupational therapists. Together, they form the team that will guide you through the treatment and therapy process.
Prevea’s neurosurgeons provide surgical care at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay

Hospital partnerships

If surgery is the right treatment plan for you, Prevea’s neurosurgeons provide surgical care at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.



Key services

  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Head and brain/cranial
    • Brain tumor surgery
    • Complex intracranial surgery
    • Expanded endoscopic endonasal surgery
    • Gleolan dye for brain tumor
    • Hydrocephalus surgical management
    • Microvascular decompression
    • Open aneurysm clipping
    • Pituitary surgery
    • Skull base surgery
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery
    • Surgical head trauma
  • Laser surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Placement/replacement of spinal cord simulators
  • Spine
    • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    • Artificial disc replacement
    • Complex spinal surgery
    • Failed spine surgery revision
    • Motion preservation surgery including artificial discs/total disc replacement
    • Outpatient minimally invasive and open discectomy
    • Outpatient minimally invasive and open fusion neurosurgery (brain, spine/back and neck surgery)
    • Robotic-and-navigation-assisted spine surgery
    • Spinal instrumentation including ALIF, LLIF, MIS TLIF with expandable technology
    • Spine tumor surgery
  • Surgical treatment of traumatic and degenerative spinal disease


Diagnosis we treat

  • Functional neurosurgery
    • Hemifacial spasm
    • Intrathecal pumps for spasticity
    • Spinal cord stimulation
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Vagal nerve stimulation
  • Head and brain/cranial
    • Brain tumors
      • Acoustic neuromas
      • Bone tumors of the skull
      • Chordoma
      • Choroid plexus papillomas
      • Colloid cysts
      • Craniopharyngiomas
      • Ependymomas
      • Hemangioblastoma
      • Gliomas
      • Glioblastomas
      • Glomus tumors
      • Meningiomas
      • Metastatic tumors
      • Neurofibromas
      • Oligodendrogliomas
      • Pineal tumors
      • Pituitary tumors
      • Posterior fossa tumors
      • Skull base tumors
    • Developmental
      • Encephalocele
    • Trauma
      • Closed head trauma
      • Epidural hemorrhage
      • Penetrating head trauma
      • Subdural hematoma surgery
  • Peripheral nerves
    • Acute nerve injury
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Nerve entrapment syndromes
    • Neuroma
    • Peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injury
    • Peripheral nerve tumors
    • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Spine
    • Cauda equina syndrome
    • Cervical disc disease
    • Cervical radiculopathy
    • Cervical spondylosis
    • Cervical stenosis and myelopathy
    • Chiari malformation
    • Intraspinal abscess
    • Lumbar disc disease
    • Lumbar spondylosis
    • Lumbar stenosis
    • Meningomyelocele
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal compression fracture
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Spinal deformity correction including three-column osteotomy
    • Spinal dysraphism
    • Spinal fluid disorders
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
      • Pseudotumor
      • Spinal fluid leaks
    • Spinal hematoma
    • Spinal instability and spinal fusion surgery
    • Spinal synovial cyst
    • Spondylolythesis
    • Syrinx
    • Tethered cord
    • Thoracic disc disease
    • Trauma
      • Epidural hemorrhage
      • Skull fracture
      • Spinal fractures and injuries
      • Subdural hematoma surgery
    • Tumors
      • Bone tumors of the spine
      • Conus and cauda equine tumors
      • Spinal cord tumors
      • Spinal tumors
  • Vascular
    • Arteriovenous malformations
    • Carotid-cavernous fistula
    • Carotid stenosis
    • Cavernous malformations
    • Cerebral aneurysms
    • Intracranial aneurysms and vascular malformations
    • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • Vascular malformations of the spinal cord

Gleolan for high-grade glioma
If a patient requires surgery to remove a high-grade glioma (tumor that arises from the supportive tissue of the brain), Prevea now offers the latest technology to help.
High-grade gliomas, such as glioblastomas, infiltrate into a person’s brain tissue which can make it difficult for surgeons to differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue in the brain during surgery. In some cases, the cancer appears to disguise itself as healthy brain tissue.
Gleolan is an imaging agent that assists the surgeon in pinpointing where the cancerous tissue is located within the brain. Patients ingest the Gleolan solution 2 to 4 hours prior to the surgery. Then, during surgery, the surgeon views the brain through a special blue light filter on a surgical microscope. Under this blue light, the active substance in Gleolan causes the cancerous tumor cells to appear a red-violet color, while the non-cancerous brain cells appear blue. This differentiation provides the surgeon a better view , allowing them to remove more of the tumor and  less healthy brain tissue. The goal is to remove as much of the tumor as possible without harming areas of the brain that control critical functions such as speech, balance, movement, memory, understanding and vision.
Although high-grade gliomas are generally not curable, the use of this new approach can help extend the length of someone’s life without sacrificing the quality of their life.