Dr. Wehman specializes in microsurgical approaches to the brain and spine for a variety of conditions. He utilizes the latest technologies to correct your problems as safely and efficatiously as possible.
The ultimate goal of neurosurgical treatment is to return patients to the best possible level of function by conservative or surgical means. Dr. Wehman attempts to do so in the most minimally invasive way possible to limit any long term issues.
Dr. Wehman is Central Florida's First Dual-trained Vascular Neurosurgeon. He is a board certified Neurosugeon with the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Please see details on each of his areas of specialization below. Read more about Dr. Wehman here.
Open Microsurgical and Endovascular treatment of Aneurysms
As the first neurosurgeon in Central Florida to offer both open microsurgical and endovascular therapy for aneurysms, Dr. Wehman is very experienced at the treatment of these complex and potentially deadly lesions. Offering both treatment modalities allows the treatment to be tailored for the best possible result.
Pituitary Tumors can cause severe problems with a patient's hormone function and progressive vision loss or double vision. Dr. Wehman is one of the few neurosurgeons in Central Florida who offer expert surgical treatment of these lesions.
Skull Base Surgery
Brain tumors can present in many locations within the skull, and the optimal approach is necessary to achieve a complete removal with preservation of the patient's function. Dr. Wehman has received additional training in complex skull base techniques to improve patient outcomes.
Carotid Stenosis and Stroke
Narrowing of the arteries in the head or neck can lead to disabling or deadly stroke. This is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries from cholesterol plaque buildup. Dr. Wehman offers both open microsurgical and endovascular treatment for blockage of the carotid, vertebral and intracranial arteries supplying the brain.
Complex Vascular Lesions
Dr. Wehman has a special interest in arteriovenous malformations and fisulae. He treats both adult and pediatric cases for this condition through a variety of treatment modalities. Open microsurgery, minimally invasive endovascular surgery, and radiation treatment are used individually or in combination to personalize the treatment and achieve a cure in these complex lesions.
Disk herniations or Arthritis Can Cause Severe Symptoms
Disk Herniations or progressive arthritis that compresses the nerves or spinal cord can cause severe pain and progressive numbness or weakness. In some cases patients can develop significant diability. Dr. Wehman offers a variety of minimally invasive treatments to remedy the particular problem and speed the patient back to normal activities.
Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm
Trigeminal Neuralgia and hemifacial spasm are often caused by compression of the nerve by an artery. Dr. Wehman has a special interest in microvascular decompression (MVD) in which he mobilizes the artery away from the nerve and places special padding to keep the artery away, thereby allowing the nerve to heal and eliminating the symptoms.