About Neurosurgery

When surgery is your best option for spine, brain and nerve disorders, our experienced and skilled team can help. Our neurosurgeons are known for their expertise and technical skills and maintain the most stringent, rigorous standards in caring for and healing patients.

About Neurosurgery

We specialize in the surgical treatment of:

  • Blood vessel abnormalities including aneurysms
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Pediatric cerebral palsy including selective dorsal rhizotomy, Baclofen pumps
  • Infections of the brain or spine
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Facial pain and tics
  • Neurotrauma
  • Peripheral nerve lesions
  • Spasticity
  • Chiari malformation

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Neurosurgery Clinic hours: 7 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
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Second opinions

If you're seeking a second opinion, please give us a call. (Second opinions are not provided via online requests.) We will be happy to have one of our specialists contact you to discuss your request.

HealthEast Neurosurgery

Our neurosurgery clinics are located in the Gallery Professional Building next to St. Joseph’s Hospital, and in the HealthEast Spine Center in Maplewood, near St. John’s Hospital. Surgeries take place at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Neurosurgery Clinic
Gallery Professional Building
17 West Exchange Street, Suite 850
St. Paul, MN 55102
Spine Center
1747 Beam Avenue, Suite 100
Maplewood, MN 55109
St. Joseph's Hospital
45 West 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Meet our team of neurosurgery specialists

Our unique approach draws on the talents and expertise of our specialists who collaborate to make the best treatment choice for every patient. Our physician team includes neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, neurologists and neuropsychologists.

This integrated approach may seem like standard practice, but the reality in many other hospitals is competition - not collaboration - between neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists. Here, we always focus on working together to save lives and return patients to the best possible quality of life.

neuro group

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Mary E. Dunn, MD

Richard S. Gregory, MD

Meysam A. Kebriaei, MD

Margaret Wallenfriedman, MD

Angelique Walstrom, MD

Teresa Armenta, CNP
Nurse Practitioner
Intraoperative Asst
Penny Hodges-Goetz, CNP
Nurse Practitioner
Intraoperative Asst
Kathleen A. Jackson, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Learn about our specialized neurointensive care

When hospitalized, patients often need more than a standard intensive care unit (ICU) - they need a focus on treating the brain first. That's why we established a neuro ICU to provide advanced monitoring and treatment for patients after brain surgery.

In this unique setting, we provide around-the-clock care by specially-trained nurses and providers. This specialized approach to critical care improves outcomes for neuro patients by using innovative techniques to reduce pressure on the brain, prevent swelling and allow the brain to heal.  

St. Joseph's Hospital

Exceptional care in the heart of downtown St. Paul.

Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1853, St. Joseph's is proud to hold the distinction as Minnesota's first hospital.

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45 West 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Please note: We have a significant construction project taking place in our parking ramp, so please allow extra time for parking.

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Read some of our patients' stories

Sherri Gahring

Sherri Gahring's symptoms began with ringing in the ears, and she started by seeing a hearing specialist who then suggested she have an MRI. The results from the MRI showed she had two brain tumors. They were benign or non-cancerous and her physician decided a regular schedule of MRIs and a “wait and see” care plan was best.
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Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson age 29, and her husband Josh, were looking forward to their second wedding anniversary. They were enjoying life with friends and family, good jobs and dreaming of starting a family of their own someday soon. Katie woke up one morning to a surprise. Her husband said she had a seizure and that he was bringing her to the hospital.
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Kathleen Schwartz

Kathleen Schwartz is 63 years young and in the past 23 years she has never missed a day of work. She walks 4 to 6 miles every day and hula hoops for 15 minutes each day. This girl just doesn't sit still. She has a positive attitude about life and likes to keep it that way. So, when a sore throat just wouldn’t go away, she stopped in to HealthEast Walk-in Care.
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