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 specially-trained neurosurgeons have a genuine concern for your well-being and your care is at the center of what we do. They are dedicated to offering state-of-the-art treatment options and achieving maximum results, all right here in Northeast Wisconsin. This means providing thorough education for all brain and spinal conditions and procedures to keep you informed of what to expect every step of the way.
Leaders in brain and spine surgery
Our neurosurgeons are trained in the latest minimally-invasive and robotic-guided surgical techniques which means smaller incisions, less pain and faster recovery for patients.
Prevea Health and Neuroscience Group partner to provide the Greater Green Bay community with the most extensive neurosurgical and ortho spine care available.
Our specially-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.
- Tumors of the Brain and Spinal Cord
- Chiari Malformation
- Neuromodulation Procedures
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
- Closed head injuries
- Endoscopic brain surgery
- Peripheral nerve decompression of carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve
- Spinal cord stimulator trials and placements
- Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia
- Transphenoidal surgery for pituitary
Orthopedic spine surgery
- Spinal tumor
- Herniated disc
- Compression fractures
- Degenerative disc disease
- Low back pain
- Sacroiliac Joint issues
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 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.