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What is neurosurgery?

Your body’s nervous system is such an intricate network of nerves in place to ensure that your body is working at its optimum function. So, when things go wrong with your nerves, you may require neurosurgery, which is a complex and challenging task that requires extensive training and expertise in which are the expertise of neurosurgeons. Neurosurgery is concerned with surgery of the nervous system which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and a sophisticated network of nerves. It is a medical specialty that uses surgical means to treat and manage the disorders of the nervous system. Neurosurgeons are highly skilled medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system, including brain tumors, spinal cord injuries, and neurological disorders. Our highly experienced team offers multidisciplinary care, coupled with advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies to ensure a complete treatment process comprising pre- and post-surgical counseling, occupational therapy and pain management.

The role of a neurosurgeon

Experts in nervous system surgery are known as neurosurgeons. They apply ground-breaking surgical and imaging technologies to offer comprehensive treatment for conditions that affect the normal function of the nervous system. Aside from performing surgical or operative treatment on neurological disabilities, neurosurgeons are involved in the non-operative side of it as well, e.g., prevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation on the disorders of brain, spine, and nerves. Where needed, they may also work hand in hand with experts from other disciplines, such as the neurologists who treat the same disorders but without surgery, to provide a more holistic care for patients. We have the leading neurosurgeons in the country who are renowned for their highly distinguished expertise in neurosurgical care. Committed to delivering exceptional outcomes for patients, our neurosurgery team is rooted in pioneering and navigating safer, better pathways to advance neurosurgery treatments.

What conditions do neurosurgeons treat?

Common conditions that require the need to see a neurosurgeon:
  • Brain / Spine tumours
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Strokes
  • Spinal conditions such as herniated discs, sciatic nerve pain, scoliosis, tethered spinal cords, etc.
  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Head, neck, or spine injuries
  • Certain chronic pain
  • Lumbar Spinal stenosis
  • Adult-onset hydrocephalus
  • Spina bifida
  • Brain infections such as meningitis

Neurosurgery Investigations:

  • Blood tests
  • Imaging tests such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scan, positron emission tomography (PET) scan, myelogram
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve conduction velocity (NCV)

Neurosurgery Procedures:

  • Brain surgery:

    This includes various procedures to remove brain tumours, repair blood vessel abnormalities, or treat epilepsy and movement disorders.
  • Spine surgery:

    This includes surgeries to correct spinal deformities, remove spinal tumours, or alleviate nerve compression caused by herniated discs or spinal stenosis.
  • Endovascular surgery:

    This is a minimally invasive approach that uses catheters and imaging techniques to treat aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and other vascular disorders in the brain and spinal cord.
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery:

    This is a non-invasive procedure that uses 3D imaging to locate and use high-dose radiation to treat brain tumours or other neurological conditions, or to treat movement disorders like Parkinson's disease.
  • Peripheral nerve surgery:

    This involves repairing or removing damaged nerves in the arms, legs, or other parts of the body.
  • Functional neurosurgery:

    This involves implanting devices like deep brain stimulators to treat Parkinson's disease, tremors, chronic pain, or other neurological conditions.
  • Trauma surgery:

    This involves emergency procedures to treat traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or other severe injuries to the nervous system.

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