Department of Neursurgery
Neurosurgery, also known as neurological surgery, is a specialized medical field that deals with the surgical treatment of disorders and conditions affecting the nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord, spinal column, and peripheral nerves. Neurosurgeons are medical doctors who have completed extensive training in surgical techniques related to the nervous system.
Some common conditions that neurosurgeons may treat include:
Brain Tumors: Both benign and malignant tumors that develop within the brain or its surrounding structures may require surgical intervention.
Spinal Disorders: Neurosurgeons may address conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and spinal deformities through surgical procedures.
Head and Spinal Cord Injuries: Traumatic injuries to the brain and spinal cord may require immediate surgical attention to minimize damage and promote recovery.
Cerebrovascular Disorders: Neurosurgeons can treat conditions like aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and other vascular issues affecting the brain and surrounding blood vessels.
Epilepsy: In some cases of drug-resistant epilepsy, surgical procedures may be considered to remove the area of the brain responsible for seizure activity.
Chiari Malformation: This condition involves a structural defect in the base of the skull, leading to brain tissue protruding into the spinal canal. Surgery may be necessary to alleviate symptoms and prevent complications.
Functional Neurosurgery: Certain neurological conditions, like Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, may be managed through deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery.