About Dr. Zunkeler
Bernhard Zunkeler, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a certified independent medical examiner. Neurosurgeons specialize in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of problems involving the spine, brain, and peripheral nerves.
- Spinal surgery
- Minimally invasive and microscopic surgical techniques
- Traumatic brain injury
- Treatment of hydrocephalus
- Forensic neurosurgical evaluations
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- DC Veterans Administration Medical Center
The American Board of Neurological Surgery defines Neurological Surgery as follows.
NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY is a discipline of medicine and that specialty of surgery that provides operative and non-operative management (i.e. critical care, prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation) of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes that modify the function or activity of the nervous system, including the hypophysis; and the operative and non-operative management of pain. As such, Neurological Surgery encompasses treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system: disorders of the brain, meninges, and skull, and their blood supply, including the extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column, including those that may require treatment by spinal fusion or instrumentation; and disorders of the cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerves throughout their distribution.