Brandywine Hospital has a dedicated, full-time neurosurgeon on staff providing comprehensive, patient-focused care for disorders of the brain, spine, and nervous system in a convenient and comfortable environment.
Andrew Freese, MD, PhD, director of Neurosurgery and a highly-skilled and experienced neurosurgeon, utilizes advanced diagnostics and innovative treatments to relieve pain, restore function, treat illness and improve quality of life.
Whatever the condition, we always follow a conservative approach to care. Surgery is always the last option, not the first. However when non-surgical options, such as activity modification, rehabilitation and pain management are ineffective, surgical intervention may be recommended.
Our physicians believe in treating each individual promptly, competently and courteously. They know medicine is about taking care of people and focusing on providing a personalized care plan specific to each patient’s goals, circumstances and lifestyle.
Our Neurosurgery program addresses a variety of neurological issues including:
- Traumatic and degenerative spine conditions
- Discogenic pain
- Myelopathy and radiculopathy
- Disc herniations
- Spinal tumors
- Revision surgery
- Brain tumors
- Pituitary tumors
- Parkinson’s Disease
The Neuroscience and Spine Program
Through a multi-disciplinary approach the Neuroscience and Spine Program at Brandywine Hospital incorporates specialists in neurosurgery, neurology, pain management, orthopedics and physical therapy, strengthened by close interaction among referring physicians, the Neuroscience and spine program provides a full complement of services to diagnose and treat disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including disc herniation, back and neck pain, fractures and tumors of the spinal cord, as well as a comprehensive approach to disorders of the brain, including tumors, stroke, hemorrhage, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy and others.