For individuals who suffer from nerve injuries, infections of the nervous system, or neurodegenerative diseases understand how these health concerns can have a negative impact on health and the overall quality of life. However, there are reliable cutting-edge medical treatments available with neurosurgery.
What Is Neurosurgery?
Neurosurgery, or brain surgery, is a medical treatment that involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological health concerns and nervous system disorders. Neurosurgeons can operate on the brain, spine, or nerves such as the ones located in the extremities. Neurosurgery is one of the most recent revolutionary medical advances that utilizes some of the most cutting-edge technologies to perform treatments. Brain surgery can sometimes come across as intimidating, however with recent medical advances and the care of a trained professional, there are effective invasive, minimally-invasive, and non-invasive options for patients of all ages.
There can be many reasons why an individual may require neurosurgery, so there are procedure options that appropriately accommodate certain concerns including:
- Non-invasive: Is a non-surgical option that requires no incisions to be made, and typically does not require patients to be put under anesthesia. The medically advanced devices utilized in these particular surgeries allow for no necessary incisions to be made.
- Minimally-invasive: This procedure typically requires a small incision to be made with the use of specialized medical tools that are proficient at accurately isolating the targeted area. These types of procedures may require a small amount of anesthesia, but it is typically not required.
- Surgical: This type of procedure does require an incision and for the patient to be put under anesthesia. Invasive neurosurgery is typically required for treating more serious health concerns, such as the removal of a tumor. If an individual is experiencing seizures, and a diagnosis has been linked to the brain, sometimes surgery may be necessary.
Receiving neurosurgery can provide patients with effective treatment options for improving their overall quality of life. As well as, providing tremendous relief over concerns including:
- Language barriers
- Nerve diseases
- Spinal concerns
If you are experiencing any neurological health concerns, or would like to learn more about neurosurgery options, reach out to our office to learn more. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!