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Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system; including the spinal column, spinal cord, brain and peripheral nerves.

The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to patients. The AANS provides information for patients on a number of neurosurgical conditions and treatments and helps patients find AANS-member, board-certified neurosurgeons in their area.

Your donation to the Neurosurgical Research & Education Foundation (NREF) funds research for treatments and provides advanced training for future neurosurgeons.

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Contributions are tax-deductible and can be made in the name of a friend or relative.
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