The neurosurgery program at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare specializes in neurosurgical care and advancement. Patients have access to the most experienced neurosurgeons in Hampton Roads, state-of-the-art equipment and a team of highly trained, dedicated caregivers.
At Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, we are equipped with a state-of-the-art in-house MRI, the latest generation CT scan and the latest model of Cavitron (CUSA).
This advanced equipment enables neurosurgeons to make smaller incisions, which result in shorter recovery times and fewer complications. Access to these tools also means more accurate surgery, which enables the surgeons to remove a tumor without affecting healthy tissue surrounding it.
In addition, Chesapeake Regional was the first civilian hospital in Hampton Roads to use the Stealth Station computer navigation system, a powerful tool that uses an advanced computer and infrared optics to make neurosurgical procedures safer and more precise than ever. And our dedicated neuro-intensive care unit is equipped with the latest monitoring devices and experienced registered nurses.
Radiosurgery procedures on the brain are performed using Gamma Knife®, considered one the most advanced non-invasive neurosurgical tools available. The Gamma Knife® allows a surgeon to perform brain surgery without a scalpel and without cutting the skull.
But it takes more than expensive technology and experienced, well-trained physicians to have superior neurosurgical services. It's equally important that the surgical team - from the nurse to the technician - is well-trained and accustomed to working together. This truly is a case where the whole team is greater than the sum of its parts.
At Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, designated neurosurgery teams of nurses, surgical assistants, operating room technicians and anesthesiologists who work exclusively at our medical center make up the hospital's own neurosurgical "dream team." The benefit of having a specialized neurosurgical operating room team is increased physician comfort and staff proficiency with less anesthesia time and less surgery time. This results in better outcomes for the patients. Each member of the team has at least 15 to 20 years of experience.