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    Chair: Phillip A. Tibbs, MD 

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Department of Neurosurgery provides diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of neurosurgical conditions involving the brain, spine and nervous system. We offer treatments for cerebral aneurysms, carotid stenosis, stroke, intervertebral disc herniations, brain and spinal cord tumors, peripheral nerve entrapment, hydrocephalus, myelomeningocele, spasticity and intractable epilepsy. We also offer stereotactic surgery, spinal fixation for trauma or metastasis, microsurgery, laser surgery, interstitial radiotherapy, chemotherapy and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. We are comprised of a highly experienced team of surgeons that can treat children and adults. Our team of world-renowned neurosurgeons uses the most advanced surgical techniques to treat brain diseases and disorders. The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute neurosurgeons work with a team of neurological specialists to treat complex and devastating disorders and diseases such as stroke, ALS, epilepsy and spine disorders. UK is on the cutting edge of patient care and is taking the next step by putting the power of an entire team of specialists to work on your condition.

    Patient appointments

    Justin Fraser, MD
    Thomas Pittman, MD
    Karin Swartz, MD
    Phillip Tibbs, MD
    Craig van Horne
    Greg Wheeler  


  • Specialties

    • Back pain
    • Brain and spinal cord injury
    • Brain tumors
    • Carotid vascular disease
    • Cerebral aneurysms
    • Craniofacial surgery
    • Epilepsy surgery
    • Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
    • Head injuries
    • Laser surgery
    • Lumbar and cervical disc disease
    • Microsurgery
    • Movement disorders
    • Neuro-oncology
    • Orbital tumors
    • Pain surgery
    • Pediatric neurosurgery
    • Peripheral nerve surgery
    • Pituitary tumors
    • Spinal reconstruction
    • Spinal tumors
    • Stereotactic surgery
  • Clinic location

    Kentucky Clinic
    Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
    B101, First Floor, Wing C
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536

    Outreach clinics

    Harrison Memorial Hospital
    1210 Kentucky Hwy 36E
    Cynthiana KY 41031

    Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center
    Medical Arts Building
    140 Newcomb Ave.
    Mt. Vernon KY 40456

    St. Claire Regional Outpatient Center
    1028 E. Main St.
    Morehead KY 40531

    Mailing address

    Department of Neurosurgery
    UK Chandler Hospital, MS101
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0293