“Nothing is more rewarding than seeing patients make a full recovery after lifesaving brain surgery.”
Dr. Vivek Gonugunta’s practice focuses
on general, pediatric and cerebrovascular
neurosurgery. He has special interests
in treatment of brain aneurysms, AVMs
and AV fistulas using a minimally invasive
endovascular approach. He has special
expertise in treatment of stroke by
removing clots or placing stents in blood
vessels of the brain or neck. His interests
in pediatric neurosurgery include repair
of skull deformities, brain tumors and
endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus.
“This is one of the most challenging
specialties in medicine,” he said of the
endovascular approach. “It requires great
dexterity and knowledge of the human
anatomy.” He said he is gratified by the response of patients and their families, who often credit “gifted hands” for the successful outcomes they experience.
Dr. Gonugunta, who joined Marshfield Clinic in 2009, is one of just a relative handful of
doctors in the United States who can perform
both invasive and noninvasive vascular surgeries on the brain. He is “on call” on
an almost constant basis and values the
opportunity to discuss and explain procedures
to his patients and their loved ones.
In addition to other brain surgeries, including
procedures for tumors, trauma and hydrocephalus, he also performs complex spinal surgeries for various conditions.
Dr. Gonugunta completed his residency in neurosurgery and advanced fellowships in pediatric neurosurgery and endovascular neurosurgery at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.