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Kathryn Holloway, MD

Kathryn Holloway, MD

out of 5
93 Ratings
14 Comments

Specialty

Neurosurgery

Department

Neurosurgery

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Stony Point 9000

9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
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Short Pump Pavilion

11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
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Education

Medical School

Rutgers University

Residency

VCU Medical Center

Fellowship

National Institutes of Health

Biography

An international innovator in neurosurgery — right here in Richmond

Dr. Kathryn Holloway is an internationally recognized, board-certified neurosurgeon who has dedicated her life’s work to treating movement disorders through surgery. Patients worldwide have benefitted from the work of Dr. Holloway, who treats debilitating conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, essential tremor, dystonia, epilepsy and others using delicate surgical procedures.

“Most patients will come to me after being diagnosed and treated by a neurologist, and when medications haven’t worked or are causing unacceptable side effects,” says Dr. Holloway. “While it is unfortunate that a person gets to a point where they need to see me, I am honored to be the person they trust to get them better.”

After a patient undergoes a multidisciplinary evaluation for surgery candidacy by a team specializing in movement disorders or epilepsy, Dr. Holloway may move forward with surgery. She is an expert in minimally invasive options such as laser surgery, which minimizes scarring and reduces healing time; deep brain stimulation (DBS), which restores balance to circuits in the brain; Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) for seizure detection; and responsive neurostimulation, which detects and treats seizures as they arise in the brain. In addition, she performs minimally invasive surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.

She is a global innovator in deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, which implants tiny electrodes within the brain and is today used to treat Parkinson’s, essential tremor and other neurological disorders. She led a team in the late 1990s dedicated to understanding — and perfecting — DBS. During these defining clinical trials, Dr. Holloway partnered with medical device firm Medtronic to create a new surgical tool (the frameless stereotactic approach) for the procedure — resulting in improved patient comfort, equivalent accuracy and reduced surgery time. She serves as the program director of VCU Health’s Deep Brain Stimulation program and Medtronic has ranked Dr. Holloway one of the busiest surgeons in the nation for DBS. Neurosurgeons have visited Virginia from as far as New Zealand to observe her in the operating room.

Modern neurology has brought Dr. Holloway and her colleagues an increase in the number of conditions that can be treated through surgery, including patients who had no options before. VCU Health is recognized as a Center of Excellence for treatment of movement disorders, and is classified as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center — a designation indicating the highest level of care in the country.

“For many patients today, we can provide incredible improvements to their life through surgery,” she says. “Getting to see and be a part of that experience reminds me why I became a surgeon in the first place.”

Clinical Interests

Movement Disorders; Deep Brain Stimulation; Peripheral Nerve

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Ratings & Reviews

Very experienced, personable, knowledgeable, polite, and did not rush. Loved her!
September 2022
Very good.
August 2022
Excellent.
April 2022
Good.
March 2022
Dr. Holloway was completely thorough and accommodating. I feel very fortunate to have her as my surgeon.
February 2022
Everyone in our family loves Dr. Holloway [...]
June 2021
Dr. Holloway is the best!
May 2021
It is NOT possible someone could be better than she is!
March 2021
Dr Holloway is an extremely compassionate person and the care and well being of her patient is always her number one priority.
January 2021
The whole experience was wonderful & educational.
October 2020
Excellent caregiver.
October 2020
Dr. Holloway & her team are an asset to healthcare in Richmond.
October 2020
great surgeon!
August 2020
She always came to see me before & after all surgeries.
March 2020