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Welcome to Our New Neurosurgeon!

CentraCare Neurosciences is pleased to welcome Neurosurgeon Joseph Chabot, DO. Dr. Chabot will evaluate and treat surgical conditions of the brain and spine at St. Cloud Hospital. He also has special interests in endoscopic and open skull base surgery for deep-seated brain tumors and vascular lesions, endoscopic pituitary surgery and minimally invasive approaches to the brain and spine.

Click on the following options to learn more about the procedures performed by Dr. Chabot.

Common endoscopic brain surgery procedures

Performed in partnership with specialists from ear, nose and throat.

  • Pituitary adenoma
    • Functional adenomas
    • Giant adenomas
    • Macroadenomas
  • Craniopharyngioma

  • Meningioma

  • Epidermoid cyst

  • Esthesioneuroblastoma

  • Sinonasal malignancy

  • Chordoma

  • Chondrosarcomas

  • Rathke’s cleft cyst

  • CSF leak

  • Cholesterol granuloma

  • Fibrous dysplasia

  • Basilar invagination

  • Osteomyelitis

Benefits of endoscopic brain surgery

  • Results in less pain for the patient
  • Faster recovery time than open brain surgery
  • Reduced risk of brain trauma
  • Reduced risk of side effects
  • Reduced hospital stay

Common skull-based brain procedures

Performed in partnership with specialists from ear, nose and throat.

  • Acoustic neuroma

  • Meningioma

    • Petroclival meningioma

    • Olfactory groove meningioma

    • Foramen magnum meningioma

  • Schwannoma

  • Complex aneurysms

  • Chordomas

  • Paraganglioma/glomus tumor

  • Chiari malformation

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Hemifacial spasm

Extracranial-intracranial bypass surgery helps patients with stroke, aneurysm or skull-based tumors

Patients with symptomatic obstruction of the arteries inside the brain have a high risk of subsequent stroke. Anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents may not be effective for many of these patients. Extracranial-intracranial (Ec-Ic) arterial bypass surgery is a treatment option for select patients.

EC IC bypass

The procedure is performed by highly skilled neurosurgeons who have undergone extensive training in microvascular neurosurgery. Successful surgical outcomes are based on very selective preoperative criteria and surgeon experience. Ec-Ic bypass is appropriate for some patients who experience recurrent TIAs despite best medical management. In addition, the surgical treatment of complex aneurysms and skull-based tumors may occasionally require Ec-Ic bypass surgery to maintain cerebral blood flow.

The Neurosurgery department of CentraCare Neurosciences now offers full neurovascular services, including Ec-Ic bypass surgery.

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