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Kaweah Health Neurosciences Center

Keeps Patients With Severe Head Injuries Close to Home

Kaweah Health has launched an around-the clock neurosurgery program that will keep patients from having to go out of the area to be treated for severe head injuries and neurosurgical conditions.

The new program allows people to get care at Kaweah Health Medical Center rather than being transported nearly an hour or more away to be treated for serious traumatic head injuries as well as a variety of neurosurgical conditions including traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, brain hemorrhages and spinal abnormalities (degenerative disc disease, spinal tumors, spine trauma). Additionally, people can now undergo planned surgeries such as brain tumor surgery or spinal surgery at the medical center.

Patient Story - Hans Gilkey

An innocent scooter ride changed Hans’ life in an instant. But the care he received at Kaweah Health gave him another chance to enjoy the ride of life.Click HERE to view more patient stories.

Patient Story - Geraldine Williams

Geraldine Williams had surgery in her skull twice - process that required the skilled intervention of neurosurgeons, Keith Quattrocchi, M.D. and Joseph Chen, M.D. from Kaweah Health’s Neurosciences Center, and brought together our entrire healthcare team for the same goal: Geraldine's recovery. From the health care heroes in the Emergency Department and ICU; to the Environmental Services and Home Health aides; to the therapists in our Rehabilitation Hospital, everyone worked together to ensure her recovery was a success.

Kaweah Health partners with neurosurgeons and professors of Neurosurgery affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) to offer neurosurgery and neurospine services to patients in the Central Valley.

Kaweah Health Neurosciences Center

202 W. Willow, Suite 202
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: (559) 624-6570
Fax: (559) 713-2482

Neurosurgery Services Team
Kaweah Health Neurosurgery & Neurospine Treatments

Kaweah Health partners with neurosurgeons and professors of Neurosurgery affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) to offer neurosurgery & neurospine services in Visalia. We specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions of the nervous system-primarily the brain, spinal cord, spinal column and nerves throughout the body-through surgical procedures, preventative care and rehabilitation. Depending on the condition of the patient, the surgeons at Kaweah Health can provide surgical or non-surgical procedures to aid the care in adult patients.

Expert neurosurgeons specialize in the following areas:

  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Brain and spinal trauma
  • Back and neck pain
  • Aneurysms of the brain and spine
Neurosurgeons & the Spine

While neurosurgeons are known for performing brain surgery, they also diagnose and treat a full range of peripheral nerve issues, such as peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage, and spinal issues. At Kaweah Health, we specialize in treating conditions of the spinal cord, spinal column, complex spinal tumors, degenerative spine disorders, lumbar disorders, traumatic spinal injuries and back pain related to spinal nerve issues.

The neurosurgeons affiliated with Kaweah Health treat a range of spinal issues, including:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc issues
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal infection
  • Chronic back or neck pain
  • Spinal tumors
Types of Neurosurgery

Kaweah Health, in partnership with local neurosurgeons, offers advanced spinal care, including the following spine surgery in Visalia:

  • Spine Surgery: Depending on your condition and the severity of the issue, a neurosurgeon may perform spine surgery to correct problems with curvature, or to prevent the condition from getting worse.
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Unlike traditional open surgery, minimally invasive procedures result in less pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times for most patients.
Make an Appointment Today with a Neurosurgeon

At Kaweah Health, our surgical team partners with dedicated neurosurgeons who are also professors of Neurosurgery at USC (University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine) to diagnosing and treat a wide range of neurological disorders.

To connect with the neurosurgery department, please call (559) 624-6570.