American Board of Neurological Surgery

American Board of Neurological Surgery, an ABMS member boardAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery
245 Amity Road, Suite 208
Woodbridge, CT 06525
(203) 397-2267
www.abns.org


Neurological Surgery

Neurological Surgery constitutes a medical discipline and surgical specialty that provides care for adult and pediatric patients in the treatment of pain or pathological processes that may modify the function or activity of the central nervous system (e.g., brain, hypophysis, and spinal cord), the peripheral nervous system (e.g., cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerves), the autonomic nervous system, the supporting structures of these systems (e.g., meninges, skull & skull base, and vertebral column), and their vascular supply (e.g., intracranial, extracranial, and spinal vasculature).

Treatment encompasses both non-operative management (e.g., prevention, diagnosis—including image interpretation—and treatments such as, but not limited to, neurocritical intensive care and rehabilitation) and operative management with its associated image use and interpretation (e.g., endovascular surgery, functional and restorative surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and spinal fusion—including its instrumentation).

Specialty training required prior to board certification: Seven years

Subspecialty

Certification in the following subspecialty requires additional training and assessment as specified by the board.

  • Neurocritical Care
    Approved in 2018, the medical specialty of Neurocritical Care is devoted to the comprehensive multi-system care of the critically ill patient with neurological diseases and conditions. For more information, please contact the board.