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General Neurosurgery Fellowship

Swedish Neuroscience Institute offers one- and two-year fellowships in general and advanced tertiary care neurosurgery. Physicians who are fully trained in neurosurgery receive additional hands-on training and are able to refine their skills. This training includes the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of neurosurgical conditions, including spine, complex spine and minimally invasive spine; brain tumors, including pituitary, acoustic and skull-base tumors; cerebrovascular disorders, including cerebral aneurysms, AVM, cavernomas and moyamoya disease.

Epilepsy and movement disorder programs are integrated, which provides an opportunity for a significant number of epilepsy surgeries and deep brain stimulation implants. Those receiving this fellowship training are also provided an opportunity to experience extracranial carotid and vertebral artery disorders, including carotid endarterectomy. Training also includes radiosurgery.

Additional surgical training is included at the Seattle Science Foundation, a state-of-the-art bioskills and tele-education center located immediately adjacent to the SNI outpatient clinic. At SSF, fellows have access to a skull base teaching laboratory and participate in ongoing hands-on courses in advanced skull-base surgical techniques.

Training in stereotactic radiosurgery will occur at the Swedish Radiosurgery Center, one of the few facilities in the world to include side-by-side GammaKnife® and CyberKnife® devices.

Neurosurgeons at Swedish have access to the most advanced technologies and perform procedures in state-of-the-art operating and interventional suites.