Patient Services

To be seen by a Neurosurgeon at OHSU a referral from your health insurance company (dependent upon your coverage) or your Primary Care Physician (if you have an HMO) is required. Neurosurgery as a specialty at OHSU does not accept self-referrals.
OHSU Physician Advice and Referral Service: 503 494-4567
General Neurological Surgery: 503 494-4314

General Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgeons provide diagnosis, consultation and surgical treatment for brain, spine, chronic pain, movement and nervous system disorders.

Brain and other Central Nervous System Tumors

The Neuro-Oncology and Skull Base Neurosurgery Clinic provides neurosurgical therapies for skull base tumors, acoustic neuromas and vascular lesions (aneurysms, AVMs), in cooperation with the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.

Cerebrovascular Disorders/Stroke

Neurosurgical treatment of vascular abnormalities of the brain and spine.


The OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center provides a full spectrum of medical services for patients with epilepsy.

Facial Pain

The OHSU Facial Pain Program is a national leader in the treatment of orofacial pains, including trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureaux).

Movement Disorders

In partnership with the Parkinson Center of Oregon and Movement Disorders Program, neurological surgery provides a comprehensive spectrum of medical and neurosurgical evaluation and treatments for adult patients with movement disorders, including evaluation for deep brain stimulation (DBS).


Comprehensive treatment of injuries associated with brain, spine and spinal cord trauma are provided in collaboration with OHSU's emergency physicians, neurosurgeons, trauma service and the Neurosciences Critical Care unit team.

Pediatric Brain and Spine

Interdisciplinary care for complex neurosurgical diseases, in cooperation with other departments in Doernbecher Children's Hospital, OHSU Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, Portland.

Pituitary Disease

The OHSU Northwest Pituitary Center is a leader in pituitary care — performing more pituitary diagnoses, second opinions and procedures of all types and complexities than any other medical center in the region.

Spine Center

OHSU offers surgical spine care through the Department of Neurological Surgery and at the OHSU Spine Center.

Pain Management

Comprehensive pain care, including psychological evaluation and counseling. Special emphasis on surgical treatments of medically intractable pain problems.