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How much does a hemispherectomy cost

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Hemispherectomy: A hemispherectomy is a procedure where the left hemisphere of the brain is removed or disconnected from the brain. It is primarily used for treatment ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Very good question: This type of drastic surgical treatment of intractable epilepy is considered after all other medical treatments fail. Your neurologist/neurosurgeon c... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Roth
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes: More likely than paralysis on the opposite side of the body is weakness or loss of fine finger movement or coordination. There is always a loss of vis... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
One-half: The brain. Other side will not function; dominat side may cause lack of speech. Rarely done. Natural occurence has observed some incredible functio... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: Children with hemiparesis secondary to porencephaly or focal/hemispheric malformations such as hemimegalencephaly or sturge-weber syndrome are candid... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Talk to neurosurgeon: The fact that a hemispherectomy is a consideration indicates your child has intractable seizures. Hopefully the best outcome from a hemispherectomy wo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharad Rajpal
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Location: Hemispherectomy is the removal of one half of the brain (left or right side) whereas the split brain procedure is disconnecting the left and right sid... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Hemispherectomy: Hemispherectomy is a removal or a disconnection of one of the hemispheres of the brain, of which you have two. A split brain procedure is when the sur... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Hemispherectomy: Soem of the brain from the other side expands into the space but the space is mostly filled with cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that brain resides in.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Possibly: There is a great deal of work-up that must be done prior to a hemispherectomy. There are some great new medicines, devices such as the vagal nerve st... Read More
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