Lahey’s Department of Neurosurgery evaluates and performs surgery for various disorders of the peripheral nervous system, including compressive neuropathy, tumors and trauma.

Our approach with compressive neuropathy (e.g., carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve compression), is to perform the least invasive surgery to provide the optimal clinical outcome. Tumors of the peripheral nervous system are removed using the operating microscope, often preserving the affected nerve. Peripheral nerve trauma often requires microsurgical repair, and possibly nerve grafting.

Peter Dempsey, MD, and Subu N. Magge, MD, are specialists in the treatment of disorders of the peripheral nervous system.