Welcome to the Department of Neurosurgery at University of New Mexico Hospitals. This page is intended to assist you in finding answers to the most common questions that you might have for the clinic and provide you with important information about our procedures and our staff.
Neurological surgery is the surgical sub-specialty involved with the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the brain, spine or peripheral nerves. The care provided can either be surgical or non-surgical depending on the type of disorder. Conditions treated by neurosurgeons include spinal disc herniation, spinal stenosis, hydrocephalus, head trauma, spinal cord trauma, brain tumors, hemorrhagic stroke, abnormalities of the peripheral nerves, carotid artery stenosis, and cerebral aneurysms and ateriovenous malformations of the brain and spinal cord.
The Neurosurgery Clinic at University of New Mexico Hospitals is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule, change, or cancel an appointment, call (505) 272-9494
Please bring the following items on your first appointment (unless your medical information is already in our office):
If surgery is needed, you will be given a complete pre-operative packet with important information on preparation for your surgery. You should notify your insurance carrier before you are admitted to the hospital since most require patients to have prior approval for tests and surgery. The hospital will also confirm your insurance coverage and obtain pre-certification. If you have any questions regarding pre-authorization for surgery, please call Admitting at (505)272-2418.
To check your arrival time for surgery, call the Preoperative Assessment Clinic at 272-2410 the day before your scheduled surgery, after 2 p.m. If your surgery is scheduled for a Monday, please call on the Friday before the weekend to confirm your arrival time for the scheduled surgery. Please remember to bring your X-Rays with you the day of surgery unless, they are already in our office.
We are not authorized to provide copies of patient medical records. Requests for copies of your medical record should be directed to our Medical Record Department at (505) 272-2141 where they will provide you information on how to complete a release form.
For any billing questions, please call the Billing Department at (505)272-2521.