724 24th Ave. N.W., Suite 220 Norman, OK 73069
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Our dedicated team of board certified neurosurgeons include Clay Cochran, MD, and Stephen Eichert, DO. They specialize in surgical care for patients with complex neurological conditions. Norman Regional’s neurosurgeons provide advanced diagnosis, treatment and care using the latest technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Drs. Cochran and Eichert perform surgeries at Norman Regional Hospital, 901 N. Porter Ave., and Norman Regional HealthPlex, 3300 HealthPlex Parkway.
Our main goal is to help people in our communities. That is why, aside from our Norman clinic, we also care for patients at a satellite clinic located inside Norman Regional Moore at 700 S. Telephone Rd., Suite 200, one day a week on Mondays.
Appointments for our Norman or Moore location can be made by calling our main office number at 405-307-3300.
If you’re told you need to see a neurosurgeon, your first thought is probably that you need brain surgery, but this isn’t Grey’s Anatomy and that’s not always the case.
“We evaluate patients in our clinic—we get to know them, we get to know what’s important to them and we get to know about their illness and how it is related to them as a whole,” Dr. Eichert said. “Then, based on that knowledge and a physical exam, we decide on a course of action to treat them. If you just treat the illness in isolation, people don’t get better because they’re more than just their illness, they’re a whole person.”
Neurosurgery is specifically a branch of medicine which focuses on diseases of the nervous system that, potentially, can be treated with surgery.
Dr. Eichert said that although as a neurosurgeon he usually focuses on diseases that can be treated surgically, he looks at the whole person and decides what course of action is best for them, which is not always surgical.
Another misconception of neurosurgeons is that they just perform brain surgery, but Dr. Eichert said they do all types of surgeries on the spine, on the brain, and on the peripheral nervous system. Many of the things he treats are related to trauma, but some are for people who are stressed.
Norman Regional Health System is a multi-campus system that serves the healthcare needs of south central Oklahoma. It is currently comprised of an acute-care facility, Norman Regional, on Porter Avenue, and the Norman Regional HealthPlex, located on Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road in Norman, OK. Norman Regional Hospital is licensed for 324 beds and offers a full range of services including emergency care, oncology, an intensive care unit, surgery and more. The Norman Regional HealthPlex campus is licensed for 136 beds. It features the services of cardiovascular, spine and orthopedics, women’s and children’s and more. The Norman Regional HealthPlex is also the home of the Chest Pain Center and the HealthPlex Heart Hospital. In 2016, the Health System opened Norman Regional Moore, which houses an Emergency Room, physician offices, imaging, lab, physical therapy and more.
Norman Regional Health System also provides outpatient diagnostic centers, medical transport services, physician services, centers of excellence, durable medical equipment supplies, a primary care network, community wellness service and employer health services. It has grown to employ more than 2,700 people and have 356 physicians credentialed on the Medical Staff.