PROCEDURES

Brain and Nervous System
Spine issues that require surgery are treated by neurosurgeons. These include: 

• Spinal problems, such as ruptured discs or arthritic spurs.
• Spinal cord tumors.
• Certain cases of epilepsy where seizure-causing tissue can be removed.
• Surgery when appropriate to treat Parkinson’s disease.

Spinal Cervical & Lumbar
Cervical and lumbar spinal fusion surgeries are procedures that provide relief to those suffering from cervical stenosis and many other forms of spinal deformities.
Spinal Tumors
SPINAL TUMORS: SURGERY AND RECOVERY
Some spinal tumors, benign or malignant, require surgical intervention before or after non-operative treatments. When pain is unresponsive to non-operative treatment, neurologic deficit progresses, a specimen is needed, neural elements (e.g. nerves) are compressed, vertebral destruction exists, or when spinal stabilization is necessary – surgery is considered.
Pediatric
If your child has problems involving the head, spine, or nervous system, a pediatric neurosurgeon has the experience and qualifications to treat your child. Neurosurgical problems seen by pediatric neurosurgeons are often quite different from those commonly seen by adult or general neurosurgeons.
Neuro Carotid Disorders
Neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them. There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system, such as brain tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and stroke as well as less familiar ones such as frontotemporal dementia.
Rotaio
Spend any time researching modern treatments for back care and you will see the phrase “minimally invasive” very frequently. Clearly, minimally invasive spine procedures are less traumatic than open back surgery and offer faster recovery times in general. Less clear, however, are the distinctions between the various procedures discussed in various websites.
Trauma Intracranial
Each year more than 1.5 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury. While the majority of these are minor, some 80,000 to 90,000 patients are left with long-term disability, including paralysis, vision loss, hearing impairment, memory deficits and cognitive behavioral changes. In severely injured patients, death, coma, or a persistent vegetative state may result.
Rotaio
Spinal cord trauma is damage to the spinal cord. It may result from direct injury to the cord itself or indirectly from disease of the surrounding bones, tissues, or blood vessels. Spinal cord trauma can be caused by a number of injuries to the spine, including:

  • • Assault.
  • • Falls.
  • • Gunshot wounds.
  • • Industrial accidents.
  • • Motor vehicle accidents.
  • • Sports injuries (particularly diving into shallow water).

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