Brain surgery refers to medical procedures that involve repairing problems with the brain. There are many types of brain surgeries and a neurologist can evaluate each patient, diagnosis their condition, and treat them properly for said condition. With advances in medical technology, some surgeries can even be done without a single incision. This is a critical and complicated medical process. The type of brain surgery done will depend on the condition being treated. This makes finding a professional who fully understands the brain that much more important regarding the success of treating your symptoms.
Why Brain Surgery is Done
Brain surgery is typically done in order to correct physical abnormalities within the brain. These can be due to: disease, injury, birth defects, or other issues. You may need brain surgery if you have any of the following conditions:
- Bleeding in the brain
- Abnormal blood vessels
- Blood clots
- Nerve damage/irritation
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Skull fracture
- Brain tumors
While not all of these conditions require brain surgery, many can be helped greatly by it.
Types of Brain Surgery
As mentioned before, the type of brain surgery that is used will depend on the medical condition that is being treated with it. Some types of surgery include craniotomy (open brain surgery), biopsy, endoscopic surgery, minimally-invasive neuroendoscopy, and deep brain stimulation. With this procedure, small holes are made in the skull where electrodes are placed. The electrodes are connected to a battery in the chest which transmits electric signals to different parts of the brain.
Schedule an Important Appointment with a California Neurologist
A neurologist can evaluate each patient, diagnose their condition, and provide helpful treatment suggestions. Many individuals will benefit greatly from brain surgery. Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD., has years of experience working with a variety of patients. To learn more about his services and to discuss your condition with a professional, call his Oceanside, California office today at 760-845-4879.