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My brother has all 5 types of epilepsy. They recommending exploratory brain surgery, please tell me how it's done and the risks ect involved?

My brother has all 5 types of epilepsy. They recommending exploratory brain surgery, please tell me how it's done and the risks ect involved?

Informed Consent: Am sorry to hear of your brother's health issues. The topic you bring up is a complex one and I don't believe we can do it justice in 400 characters or less. This is usually an issue that the neurosurgeon will cover in detail. Take care. ...Read more

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Can someone die in a brain surgery?

Can someone die in a brain surgery?

Surgery: Every surgery has risks including death. Risks depend on general patient' health, type of surgery, equipment, skills and many other factors. There are no simple answer to your question. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Exploratory brain surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Is there any way to be calm before brain surgery?

Information: Discuss your concerns with your doctors. The more information you have the better the understanding of what your surgeon hopes to accomplish. Brain surgery, as all surgery, is a serious undertaking but the current technical advances have made it much safer. Surgery is recommended because an improvement is expected your surgeon is the best source for information. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to loweer my BP I am having brain surgery soon?

What is the fastest way to loweer my BP I am having brain surgery soon?

Many options: You need appropriate medications based upon your age and history. Your doctor who does a preop evaluation is the best one to decide. It is possible to improve your blood pressure with medications quickly. Also if blood pressure is high around the surgery, there are intravenous medications that can be administered to control it well. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Can brain surgery help to fix dystonia?

Dystonia: Deep brain stimulation, usually done in combination with neurosurgeons and neurologists has been shown to effectively treat some patients with dystonia. ...Read more

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Can someone who had brain surgery drink?

Can someone who had brain surgery drink?

Not Recomended: If you are asking about the intake of alcoholic beverages, the answer is generally no. Patients may be at increased risk for seizure around the time of brain surgery. Alcohol lowers the seizure threshold and may contribute to a post-operative seizure. Consult your doctor about your risk for seizure and a reasonable plan to enjoy a small amount of alcoholic beverages after surgical recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Exploratory brain surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Are there side effects from brain surgery?

Are there side effects from brain surgery?

Any surgery can: Any surgery, even minor surgery, can have side effects. Besides the obvious risks of anesthesia, bleeding and infection side effects of brain surgery are dependent on the area of the brain which needs attention. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How bad is brain surgery and is there rehab after?

How bad is brain surgery and is there rehab after?

Depends what type: In general brain surgery is complex, not considered as low risk procedure, complexity increases with type of surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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Is it normal to get headaches months after brain surgery?

Is it normal to get headaches months after brain surgery?

Depends: This would depend on the nature of the headaches. If incisional pain or scalp pain, this is not unusual as there are many nerves that are cut as the scalp is incised. This may lead to scalp neuromas which most often subside over time. If there are severe headaches within-a pressure sensation, this suggests an intracranial process. For example, if a brain tumor, you need to worry about expansion. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Exploratory brain surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Is endoscopic brain surgery safer than open brain surgery?

Sometimes: Endoscopic brain surgery has both risks and benefits. In the correct hands, this type of surgery can make the previously unthinkable possible but like anything, if this type of surgery is not applied properly, it can have significant (even deadly) risks. In short, open brain surgery can be just as safe as endoscopic surgery but it depends on the comfort level of your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is your first brain surgery a lot of pressure and nerve racking?

Your: Who is the "your" in this question, the patient or the doctor. ...Read more

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When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more