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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can help me recover from brain surgery?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Recovery: Depending on the location of your surgery, you first need a period of time for healing. During this initial time, walking is good therapy- not aggressive walking but slow purposeful walking in a relaxed fashion. After a recovery period, cognitive exercises are good to help you with activities of daily living and thought. Have a thorough discussion with your neurosurgeon- he will gladly help.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How long should it take to recover from brain surgery ?

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Critical Care 24 years experience
Depends: It depends on the location and pathology and size and any preopertive deficit. Even with a small lesion in a relatively "safe" area, people can feel run down for several weeks after surgery.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there a brain surgery to help with seizures?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Surgery 4 seizures: Yes, brain surgery is done to help with certain types of epilepsy. Seizures that are very difficult to treat are one indicator for this treatment. Adults with seizures that originate in a small part of the brain (focal onset) are also candidates for this.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can brain surgery help to fix dystonia?

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Dr. Robert Spetzler
Neurosurgery 51 years experience
Yes: Dystonia can certainly be used to treat medically refractory/intractable cases of dystonia. It depends to some extent on the etiology of the dystonia. Dystonia is caused by an aberrancy in the motor pathway in the brain. Deep brain stimulation may be used as treatment. An electrode(s) connected to a battery is placed into a component of this pathway (often the globus pallidus).
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