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WHAT IS NEUROSURGERY?

The short answer to this question is that neurological surgery or neurosurgery is the medical specialty that deals with the surgical treatment of disorders of the brain, spine and nerves. To amplify a bit, neurosurgeons go through an extensive period of education and training to become experts in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients who have a large variety of disorders relating to the nervous system and it’s supporting and surrounding structures which may be amenable to surgical management, including minimally invasive, microsurgical and standard surgical approaches. These disorders make up a long list ranging from ruptured discs in the spine to brain tumors and aneurysms.

Below is a list of some of the conditions our neurosurgeons treat.
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BRAIN

SPINE

Acoustic neuroma
Anaplastic tumors
Aneurysms of the brain
Arteriovenous malformations - brain
Astrocytoma
Brain hemorrhages
Brain infections
Brain lymphoma
Brain traumas
Brain tumors
Brain vascular diseases
Carotid stenosis
Cerebral aneurysms
Cerebrovascular diseases
Chiari malformation
Concussions
CNS lymphoma
Depression
Dystonia
Endovascular diseases
Ependymoma
Epidural hematomas
Epilepsy surgery
Essential tremor
Facial pain
Glioblastoma
Gliomas
Head trauma
High-grade tumors
Hydrocephalus
Intracranial atherosclerotic disease
Intracerebral hematomas
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis
Medulloblastoma
Meningiomas
Mesial temporal sclerosis
Metastatic tumors
Movement disorders
Moyamoya disease
Neuro-endovascular surgery
Occipital neuralgia
Oliodendroglioma
Optic nerve tumors
Pain Management
Parkinson's disease
Pituitary tumor
Post herpetic neuralgia
Post-stroke pain
Schwannoma
Seizure disorder
Skull abnormalities
Skull fractures
Skull tumors
Stereotactic radiosurgery
Stroke
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Subdural hematoma
Tremors
Trigeminal neuralgia

Arteriovenous malformations - spine
Back pain
Brain and spinal traumas
Chronic spinal pain
Degenerative disc disease
Degenerative scoliosis
Failed back syndrome
Herniated discs
Myelopathy
Neck pain
Pain management
Peripheral nerve compression i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome
Peripheral nerve injuries
Peripheral nerve tumors
Phantom limb pain
Pinched nerve
Radiculopathy
Sciatica
Scoliosis
Spasticity
Spina bifida
Spinal cord compression
Spinal cord injury
Spinal cord tumors
Spinal deformities
Spinal ruptured and herniated discs
Spinal fractures
Spinal instability
Spinal stenosis
Spinal traumas
Spine tumors
Spinal vascular abnormalities
Spine treatments
Stenosis
Syringomyelia




 

 


 


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