Neurological care in Southern Nevada

MountainView Hospital offers specialty care for a wide range of neurology needs in northwest Las Vegas, Nevada. Our neurologists provide 24/7 care using leading-edge technology and the latest treatments to help people with neurological disorders.

To find a MountainView Hospital physician specializing in neurosurgery or neurology, please call (702) 962-5021.

Services we offer

Spinal surgery

The Spine Program at MountainView Hospital

The Spine Program at MountainView Hospital takes a conservative approach to surgery, and offers patients a dedicated clinical spine coordinator who is available to you and your family throughout your stay. We treat conditions such as bone spurs, herniated discs compression fractures and more.

Craniotomy

A craniotomy is a type of brain surgery commonly performed to remove a brain tumor or blood clot, to control hemorrhaging or to relieve pressure inside the skull (which is called a caniectomy). There are four types of craniotomies that are distinguished based on how the surgery is performed:

  • Burr hole or keyhole: a dime-sized hole is created in the skull.
  • Awake: the patient is awakened from anesthesia after the skull is opened.
  • Stereotactic: the surgeon uses computer navigation to take images of the brain. Those images help guide the surgeon through the burr or keyholes previously made in the skull.
  • Endoscopic: An illuminated camera scope is entered through the burr or keyhole into the brain.

Precision surgery

MountainView Hospital offers robotic assisted surgery for spine and brain cases, allowing for highly detailed imaging and navigation. The technology is used to operate on brain brain tumors, aneurysms, vascular lesions and skull-based issues. The high-powered digital robotic microscope and light source can also be used in minimally invasive spine surgery.

This new system enables surgeons to approach each surgery with a personalized plan. The surgeon can view patient anatomy in 3-D, making it possible to perform complex procedures on unreachable areas or tumors of the brain with less invasive approaches and more precision. The technology also automatically maps and highlights all tracts before and during surgery for optimal surgical planning.

Using an attached camera, the automatic positioning system follows the physician's tools, showing an image of the patient's brain with unprecedented detail before and during surgery. Sensors assist the doctor with surgical instrument alignment for optimal movement throughout the brain, ultimately minimizing the possibility of damaging tracts that are associated with key brain functions such as movement, speech and vision.

The new robotic addition allows surgeons to perform less invasive procedures with more precision. For patients, less invasive procedures may lead to reduced complications and faster recovery times.

Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center

MountainView Hospital is a part of the Sunrise Health System network, which was the first network of Certified Stroke Centers in Southern Nevada. Our team of doctors and nurses work to recognize stroke symptoms in patients immediately. MountainView Hospital takes pride in ensuring our stroke center has staff and medical professionals are well-equipped to assist you every step of the way in treating stroke.

Additionally, we offer a stroke support group as a community resource to our patients. Our stroke support group consist of stroke survivors and caregivers who share their insight on life after a stroke.

To find a MountainView Hospital physician specializing in neurosurgery or neurology, please call (702) 962-5021.