Top Philadelphia neurosurgeons and neurologists treating complex neuro conditions

Through our relationship with The Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience at Jefferson Health and the availability of Jefferson Health neurosurgeons at our acute care hospitals in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, our neuroscience capabilities include minimally invasive and complex spine surgery for degenerative spine disease, spinal trauma and tumors as well as cranial surgery for brain tumors, brain trauma, and adult hydrocephalus. We also provide consultation for complex cases and access to clinical trials and novel neuro treatments. Our advanced Neurointerventional Lab at Bryn Mawr Hospital, the only one of its kind in this area.

Why choose Main Line Health Neurosciences

Main Line Health patients benefit from the expertise of an elite group of Philadelphia neurosurgeons—including Michelle J. Smith, MD, FAANS, system chief of neurosurgery at Main Line Health, and associate professor of neurosurgery at Jefferson Health—who performs intracranial, endovascular, catheter-based thrombectomy procedures (removing clots from vessels inside the brain), the most advanced interventions for acute ischemic stroke and the new gold standard of care. With time of the essence, our patients can receive this life-saving stroke treatment without needing to be transferred downtown.

Our patients also have access to the full complement of neurosurgery and neurointervention services offered across Main Line Health and at Jefferson Health. If there is a need for a patient to go downtown to Jefferson Health for specific services, we coordinate those visits and work together as a team through every stage of the patient’s care. Patients can also easily transition between Main Line Health specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, comprehensive neurovascular care, and neurorehabilitation—a convenient offering, as many conditions require the involvement of multiple experts.

Under the Main Line Health neuroscience umbrella, which includes Thomas H. Graham, MD, FAAN, system chief of neurology at Main Line Health, we can also readily schedule appointments with the appropriate neurological specialists, preventing longer wait times and providing the best care possible. Our collaboration with Jefferson Health further ensures that our hospitals, including our trauma centers at Paoli Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center, are staffed with highly skilled neurosurgeons. With exceptionally talented practitioners throughout the Philadelphia region, patients with even complex conditions, such as dementia and multiple sclerosis, have greater and more convenient access to a wide range of expertise and treatment options.