Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center

Neurosurgery Second Opinion Program

Our experienced team of neurosurgeons offers second opinions to any patient who has received a neurosurgical diagnosis.

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U.S. News Neurology & Neurosurgery BadgeRanked Highest in the Region

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian #14 in the country and highest in the Greater Philadelphia region for Neurology & Neurosurgery.

At Penn Neurosurgery, Penn Neurosurgeons perform more than 6,000 surgical procedures each year involving a host of complex neurological disorders.

Our neurosurgeons are committed to research, are leaders in developing the latest treatment options and clinical trials, and are dedicated to training the next generation of neurosurgeons. This ensures that the latest technological advances, including the most effective imaging methods, surgical techniques and management strategies are available to every patient.

Neurosurgery Appointments and Procedures During COVID-19

At Penn Neurosurgery, our highest priority is making sure you get the care you need, when you need it, in the safest way possible.

How We Are Keeping You Safe: We've implemented new safety protocols for in-person appointments and procedures. We are continually evaluating patient care to improve treatment and reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Telemedicine Appointments: Virtual video appointments are available for new and return patients. If you are a current neurosurgery patient, please continue to reach out to your care team if you need assistance. Please call 215-662-3487 or request a callback.

Neurosurgery Programs and Services

About Penn Neurosurgery

The Penn Department of Neurosurgery provides comprehensive surgical management of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system.

Brain Tumor Center

The Penn Brain Tumor Center represents the forefront of the field of neuro-oncology, where new research discoveries are rapidly translated to innovative care and better treatment options for patients.

Skull Base Surgery

Penn's Center for Cranial Base Surgery diagnoses and treats head and neck tumors as well as other complex skull base disorders.

Cranial Nerve Disorders

The Penn Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders offers diagnosis and treatment for multiple cranial nerve disorders, such as trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, facial paralysis and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery

Penn's Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery provides treatments for all types of movement disorders.

Neurocritical Care

We provide comprehensive emergency treatment and care for patients with life-threatening neurological injuries and conditions at our Neurocritical Care Unit.

Neurosurgery Second Opinion Program

Getting a second opinion from Penn Neurosurgery can provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing all your options. Our expert physicians provide second opinions for several neurological or neurosurgical conditions and disorders.

Neurovascular Surgery

We offer the latest advancements in diagnostic techniques and treatments for the full spectrum of neurovascular conditions.


Penn Medicine is a Level I Trauma Center serving a large geographic area and providing highly efficient emergency care for head and spinal injuries.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Team members from Penn Neurosurgery work with the staff at Children's Hospital of Philadephia to provide care to children with brain or spine tumors.

Penn Nerve Center

The Penn Nerve Center offers expert diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment for a wide range of nerve conditions, including nerve compression/entrapment, nerve tumors, and traumatic nerve injury.

Pituitary Center

The Penn Pituitary Center specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neuroendocrine disease and pituitary disorders.

Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Center

Penn offers the latest advancements in diagnostic techniques and medical and surgical treatment for those with epilepsy and seizure disorder.

Neurosurgery Spine

Providing care and treatment for lower back and neck pain, spinal tumors, lumbar degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis.

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