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Penn State Hershey Neurosurgery

Penn State Hershey Neurosurgery is actively involved in the treatment of conditions involving the brain, skull, spine, and nervous system.

Nationally and Internationally Recognized Staff
Our staff has received national and international recognition with expert physicians and researchers in every subspecialty of neurosurgery. Our staff cares for patients of all ages and from all walks of life, and is equipped with the knowledge and experience to treat many different kinds of conditions.
 
Leading the Medical Community
Penn State Hershey Neurosurgery is among the first to offer the latest procedures and the most modern multidisciplinary approach to treatments. Neuro-oncology offers protocols for the treatment of patients with benign and malignant brain and spinal cord tumors.

Harbaugh Named SNS President-Elect

Dr. Robert E. Harbaugh, Professor and Chair of the Penn State Hershey Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute, has been chosen as President-Elect of the Society of Neurosurgeons (SNS).  The SNS is the oldest neurological society in the world, and includes leaders in neurosurgical residency education.  Harbaugh also serves as President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and is Vice Chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.  http://www.societyns.org/society/officers.html

Semyon Slobounov Publishes Book on Concussions in Athletics

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Semyon (Sam) Slobounov, professor of kinesiology and neurosurgery at Penn State, has published a book titled "Concussions in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior." The book offers state-of-the-art clinical guidance on diagnosing and treating concussion, the latest research findings and implications written by an international panel of experts and advanced brain imaging findings to delineate the hidden symptoms of concussion.  Learn More >>
 

Penn State Hershey performs 1,000th Gamma Knife procedure

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recently completed its 1,000th Gamma Knife radiosurgery procedure. Gamma Knife radiosurgery uses a single dose of radiation instead of a surgeon's scalpel to treat a wide range of diseases, including both benign and malignant tumors, Parkinson's disease, vascular malformation and lesions that cause epilepsy. 
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Penn State Hershey Recognized for Quality Care for Heart Failure and Stroke Patients

Medical Center receives Gold Plus and Honor Roll designations for both programs

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for its ongoing commitment to providing high-level care to heart failure and stroke patients.

The Medical Center has received the Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award through the Get With The Guidelines program.  Learn More >>

 

Experts and patients discuss brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and recovery

Stroke survivor stories

Gamma Knife

Patients and physicians discuss the latest treatments of back pain and spinal injuries

Stimulating Minds

Discovering treatment options for essential tremor

Experts and patients discuss the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of carotid artery disease

Restless legs syndrome

Concussions