Are you considering surgery with Dr. Vuong?

I treat a wide range of pathologies and issues of the brain, spine, and nerves.  My comprehensive training in neurosurgery allows treatment of both adults and children. Below I have listed some of the diseases I treat as well as a non-exhaustive list of the surgeries and treatments I provide.

If you would like to see a dedicated, caring, and compassionate neurosurgeon, then please call my office to setup an appointment.  I currently see patients at Sanford Health.

Van Demark Building
1210 W. 18th St., Suite 100
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104
Call 605-312-8500 for appointment



  • Chiari Malformation
    • Sub-occipital decompression surgery for select patients
    • Training during residency under the Mayfield Chiari Center, a Center of Excellence developed in Cincinnati, OH developed under the legacy of Dr. John Tew
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Experienced with PSR, minimally invasive microvascular decompression, and open rhizotomy surgeries
    • Training during residency at the Mayfield Clinic under the legacy of Dr. John Tew
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Epidural Hematoma (EDH)
  • Subdural Hematoma (SDH)
  • Subarachnoid Hematoma (SAH)
  • Brain Tumors & Cancer
    • Metastatic lesions
    • Glioma
    • Oligodendroglioma
    • Low-Grade Gliomas
    • Insular Gliomas
    • Optic pathway Gliomas
    • Hypothalamic Gliomas
    • Brain stem tumors
    • Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
    • Astrocytoma
    • Neurocytoma
    • Ependymoma & Subependymoma
    • Meningioma
    • Intra-ventricular tumors
    • Vestibular schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma)
    • Epidermoid or Dermoid tumors
    • Pinal region tumors
    • Pituitary Adenoma
    • and other rare brain tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Adult hydrocephalus
  • Pseduotumor Cerebri or Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Intracranial Aneurysms
  • Cavernous Malformations (Cavernomas)
  • Subdural Empyema
  • Cerebral Abscess

Spine & Nerve

  • Scoliosis
  • Degenerative spine disease
  • Compression fractures
  • Vertebral spine fractures
  • Burst fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel


  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric chiari
  • Syrinx
  • Cranial Synostosis
  • Encephalocele
  • Scoliosis
  • Dandy-Walker Malformation
  • Myelomeningocele (MM)
  • Spinal lipoma
  • Tethered Cord
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Resistent pediatric epilepsy
  • Vein of Galen Malformations
  • Pediatric Aneurysms
  • Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Moyamoya Syndrome

Surgical Techniques:


  • Awake brain surgery
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Deep brain stimulation
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Benign or Familial Essential Tremor
  • Brain tumor resection and brain biopsy surgery
    • Including endoscopic procedures, such as tumors removed through the nose
  • Brain tumor radiosurgery
    • Experience with Gamma Knife and Linac radiosurgery systems
  • Image Guided Brain Surgery
    • Facile with Brain Lab & Stealth Navigation systems
    • Experience with both frame-based and frameless stereotactic systems
  • Vascular neurosurgery
    • Aneurysm clip
    • Bypass
    • AVM resections

Spine & Nerve:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Posterior cervical fusion
  • Anterior thoracic discectomy
  • Lateral thoracic discectomy
  • Trans-thoracic discectomy
  • Cervical corpectomy
  • Thoracic coprectomy
  • Lumbar corpectomy
  • Scoliosis correction surgery
  • Stabilization of traumatic spine fractures
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF)
  • eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterior Lateral Fusion (PLF)
  • Sacro-iliac (SI) joint fusion
  • Lumbar discectomy
    • Through “tube” systems such as:
      • Medtronic – Minimal Exposure Tubular Retractor (METRx®)
      • Zimmer – Viewline Tube Retraction System
  • Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF)
    • Training under tutelage Dr. William Tobler
  • Image Guided Spinal Surgery
    • Experience with O-Arm and Stealth systems
    • Facile with intra-operative fluoroscopy
  • Percutaneous fixation
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Peroneal nerve entrapment
  • Lateral cutaneous nerve entrapment