Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery (or Neurological Surgery) is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Conditions:

conditions treated by neurosurgeons include:
  • Meningitis and other central nervous system infections including abscesses
  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Cervical spinal stenosis and Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Head trauma (brain hemorrhages, skull fractures etc.)
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves
  • Tumors of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, interdepartmental and intracellular hemorrhages
  • Some forms of drug-resistant epilepsy
  • Some forms of movement disorders (advanced Parkinson's disease, chorea) – this involves the use of specially developed minimally invasive stereotactic techniques (functional, stereotactic neurosurgery) such as ablative surgery anddeep brain stimulation surgery
  • Intractable pain of cancer or trauma patients and cranial/peripheral nerve pain
  • Some forms of intractable psychiatric disorders
  • Vascular malformations (i.e. arteriovenous malformations, venous angiomas, cavernous angiomas, capillary telangectasias) of the brain and spinal cord
  • Moyamoya disease

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