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Brain Surgery

BRAIN SURGERY

Brain surgery is a critical and complicated process. Brain surgery is done to correct physical abnormalities in the brain. These can be due to birth defect, disease, injury, tumors, or other problems.

PROCEDURES

cervical fusion with plateA traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually results from a violent blow to the head that alters the normal function of the brain. TBI can occur when the head suddenly hits an object or when an object penetrates the skull and enters brain tissue. Depending on the severity of brain damage, symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate or severe. Mild cases may result in a brief change in mental state or consciousness, while severe cases may result in extended periods of coma or even death.Read More

cervical fusion with plateHydrocephalus is the buildup of too much cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. CFS is normally located in the cavities of the brain called ventricles. When this fluid increases, the sizes of the ventricles increase putting pressure on the brain. CSF normally flows through the ventricles and bathes the brain and spine. The pressure of too much CSF can damage brain tissues causing impairment in brain function.Read More

cervical fusion with plateThere are many different types of brain tumors. Some of them are benign, and some are malignant. Brain tumors start growing in the brain (primary brain tumors); or the tumor may begin in other parts of the body and spread to the brain, these are called secondary tumors or metastatic. The speed of tumor growth may vary considerably. The location of a brain tumor and the growth rate determines how it will affect brain functions.Read More

cervical fusion with plateCranioplasty is a surgical procedure performed to restore a cranial defect after a previous surgery where a part of the skull was removed (craniectomy). A craniectomy is usually performed for several problems including traumatic brain injury, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke or removal of cranial tumors. Brain protection, cosmetics, and improvement of brain functioning are the main indications of cranioplasty.Read More

cervical fusion with platePituitary surgery is an operation mainly performed to treat tumors on or near the pituitary gland. The pituitary is a small gland at the base of the brain, approximately three inches behind the bridge of the nose. It produces multiple hormones, which control different systems throughout the body. Pituitary surgery can be performed with no visible incisions.Read More

cervical fusion with plateChiari malformation (CM) is an anomaly in which the lower part of the brain called the cerebellum extends into the spinal canal. Normally, the cerebellar tonsils are located just above the foramen magnum. However, in individuals with Chiari, the tonsils hang below the foramen magnum and herniate into the spinal canal (Figure 1). The degree to which the tonsils extend can vary tremendously.Read More

cervical fusion with plateTrigeminal neuralgia is an uncommon neurological condition that causes sudden, severe, brief, stabbing recurrent episodes of facial pain in one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. It is usually caused when an artery or a vein are compressing the trigeminal nerve, but can also be present with no apparent cause. It is sometimes misdiagnosed as a dental or jaw problem or as a psychological disorder. Once correctly diagnosed, there are several medical and surgical treatment options to reduce or relieve the debilitating pain caused by this disease.Read More

 

OTHER PROCEDURES

Some surgical  procedures  are not listed above. If you need information about a different  type of brain surgery, please send us an email requesting information.

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