Neurosurgery Chang Abdo

From left to right: Neurosurgeons Louis Chang, MD and Hatem S. Abdo, MD.

The specialty-trained, board-certified neurosurgeons at the Center for Neurosurgery at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center base their medical practices on the advanced treatment of conditions of the nervous system, divided into subspecialties of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves.

Eight out of 10 Americans experience neck or back pain during their lives. In the past, surgical treatments for spine conditions were often as much a source of fear and pain as the conditions themselves. Minimally invasive spine surgery has changed this forever. Our expert neurosurgeons can help you determine whether spine surgery is right for you. They will address a range of minimally invasive surgery options for issues such as neck and lower back pain, as well as limb numbness, weakness, or tingling.

Our neurosurgeons use cutting-edge, minimally invasive technology to treat everything from chronic neck and back pain to some of the most complex diseases of the central nervous system, including stroke, aneurysms, and brain tumors. The unique partnership with the team of MedStar Franklin Square neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, and pain management and rehabilitation specialists helps ensure patients receive the right diagnosis and most effective treatment plan.

Neurosurgery Conditions Treated

Our neurosurgeons treat a wide range of conditions of the nervous system, including: 

  • Aneurysms
  • Brain tumors
  • Blood vessel malformations
  • Diseases of the central nervous system
  • Fractures and nerve compression
  • Peripheral nerve conditions
  • Ruptured disks
  • Traumatic head injuries

Treatment Options

At MedStar Franklin Square, we offer some of the most advanced neurosurgery treatments and technologies currently available, including: