Neurosurgery is more than just brain surgery. A neurosurgeon can provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment for a variety of medical issues related to the spine and nervous system. Whether or not you will need surgery for treatment of a neurological medical condition will depend on the nature of your condition.
What Is Neurosurgery?
Neurosurgery is surgery of the central nervous system (CNS). This specialized medical field is focused on the diagnosis and treatment for an injury to, disease of, or disorder of the brain, spinal cord, spinal column, and peripheral nerves.
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Neurosurgery?
The primary categories of neurosurgical diseases that neurosurgeons are able to manage are:
- Traumatic Head Injury
- Degenerative Diseases of the Spine
- CNS Tumors
- Functional Neurosurgery
- Surgery for Congenital Abnormalities
- Neurosurgical Management of the CNS
The most common conditions in these categories that a neurosurgeon will treat are:
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Head Injury
- Pituitary Tumors
- Brain Tumors
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Cervical Spine Disorders
- Herniated Disc
- Vertebral Fractures
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Spine Tumors
Depending on your specific medical condition and other factors of your diagnosis, you may have the option of surgical or non-surgical treatment.
Scheduling Your Neurosurgery Diagnosis
Before finding out exactly how your neurosurgeon can treat your particular condition, they will have to evaluate and diagnose your symptoms. If you have a neurosurgical disease or are experiencing the symptoms associated with any neurological condition, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our compassionate and experienced neurosurgeons.