Juan Vigo Prieto

The Division of Neurological Surgery at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine was started more than 30 years ago with a strong commitment to patient care, education and research. Today, our division is the only neurosurgical academic provider in Puerto Rico performing more than 1,400 major open procedures annually.

Neurosurgeons at UPR have remained focused on patient care. Our facilities include the most technologically-advanced equipment — modern surgical microscopes, advanced image-guided brain and spine navigational tools, state-of-the-art monitoring techniques — improving patient outcomes by reducing operative complications. We have an active endovascular program and radiosurgery service each capable of performing totally noninvasive brain surgery.

Our faculty is extremely competent in their area of interest, performing state of the art care in brain, spine, critical care and peripheral nerve conditions. Treatment is provided through our 3 centers of excellence, each focusing on a specific disease and treatment technique.

Our surgeons and scientists perform clinical research into methods for improving clinical outcomes and care. We are associated with the neurophysiology service for basic clinical research. Our program is fully accredited by ACGME.

Juan Vigo Prieto, MD, FACS
Chairman and Professor