Neurology

Is a medical sub specialty that specifically deals with disorders of the nervous system . Specifically the treatments and diseases that involve the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. Common procedures are:

Brain Tumor Surgery – This surgery is the usual treatment to remove most brain tumors. Surgery which opens the skull is called a craniotomy.

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) – Carotid endarterectomy  is a surgical procedure used to prevent a stroke, by correcting narrowing in the common carotid artery.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) – This is a surgical treatment involving the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain, and is used for treating epilepsy.

Hydrocephalus Treatment– Such surgery consists of insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, which transports excess fluid from the lateral ventricle into the peritoneal cavity.

Lumbar Spine Surgery – Lumbar spinal fusion involves using a bone graft to stop the motion at a painful vertebral segment, which in turn decreases pain generated from the joint.

Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery (Microdecompression) – In this type of spine surgery, a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to relieve neural impingement and provide more room for the nerve to heal.

Microlumbar Discectomy – This is a conservative microsurgical procedure for the treatment of the herniated lumbar disc.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery – Peripheral nerve surgery treats acute nerve injuries, entrapment neuropathies, and nerve sheath tumors.

Pituitary Tumor Treatment – Treatment may include surgery, drug therapy, radiation therapy, and in some cases chemotherapy.

Radiofrequency Rhizotomy (Neurotomy) – Radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy is a therapeutic procedure designed to decrease and/or eliminate pain symptoms arising from degenerative facet joints within the spine.

Spinal Fusion (Spondylodesis) – Spinal fusion, also known as spondylodesis, is a surgical technique used to join two or more vertebrae.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Stereotaxy) – This is a minimally invasive form of surgery which uses a three-dimensional coordinates system to find small targets inside the body and perform removal, biopsy, lesion, injection, stimulation, implantation or radiosurgery (SRS).

Subdural Hematoma Treatment (SDH) – Treatment of a subdural hematoma depends on its size and rate of growth. Some small subdural hematomas can be treated by inserting a temporary small catheter through a hole drilled in the skull and sucking out the hematoma. In other cases, surgical opening of the skull may be necessary.

Ventral Discectomy – This refers to the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.

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