Brain, Spine, Nervous System Care
Lucky to Live: A Brain Tumor Survivor Story
A brain tumor at 33. Then another one, ten years later. Michelle Green found herself grateful to be in Charlottesville, living right down the road from UVA neurosurgeons known around the world. From the neuroradiologists to the neurosurgeons, from the ICU nurses to physical therapists, the team that helped Green through treatment to recovery made her feel "lovingly" cared for and supported by a "stunningly smooth system of patient care." Find out what Green went through to become a brain tumor survivor.
UVA Neurosciences Center in the News
Concussion & TBI
From the battlefield to the high school soccer field, our researchers are actively working to prevent and treat brain injuries in soldiers and athletes.
Alzheimer's: New Discoveries
Could a supplement prevent memory loss? Are there brain exercises that can keep you healthy? What are the real causes of dementia? Get your Alzheimer's disease questions answered.
Brain Surgery: A New Approach
No more headaches: Nancy Melo, the first person at UVA to have brain surgery using the six-pillar approach and the NICO BrainPath device, is now headache-free.
Neurosurgery Without the Knife
Two months after Gamma Knife radiosurgery, an outpatient procedure that doesn't involve cutting into the brain, Kay Brockwell's brain tumor had shrunk in size. Read about Brockwell's recovery and get details on how gamma knife works.
The Latest Discoveries
Glioblastoma has a reputation for being the deadliest of brain cancers. UVA’s Benjamin W. Purow, MD, has identified an enzyme that appears to control the signals in glioblastoma cells. Find out why this research could potentially help save lives.
Find out about our current research efforts.
Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trials
Jeffrey Elias, MD, a neurosurgeon at UVA, is exploring the potential of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat movement disorders. Fifteen individuals participated in his clinical trial and all of them are experiencing great results: “significant improvement” in their dominant hand tremor, substantial improvement in their quality of life, and reported essentially no residual disability from tremor at one year after treatment.
Read more about the results of this clinical trial and how you can join.