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How soon after brain surgery can you workout? Removed two meniginomas in the cerebellum. Two weeks out today.

How soon after brain surgery can you workout? Removed two meniginomas in the cerebellum. Two weeks out today.

Ask surgeon: Everyone recovers from surgery, especially brain surgery, so the surgeon, who knows you and your case best, will be the one who can answer this question best. Good luck to you. ...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 answers to your question. ...Read more

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How to exercise after brain surgery?

How to exercise after brain surgery?

Brain surgery: The amount and type of exercise after a brain surgery is based on what was done and how extensive the procedure was — I would speak to the neurosurgeon directly and see what limitations might be needed and how you can do. ...Read more

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What can I expect with a brain surgery?

What can I expect with a brain surgery?

Each is different: Brain surgery is a very broad term in this era of immensely advanced brain surgery. Each brain surgery is its own entity and hence I can give you a better answer if you were to be more specific in regard to your question. Are you set up for brain surgery for a brain biopsy, brain tumor resection, aneurysm clipping, or another cause? ...Read more

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What can help me recover from brain surgery?

What can help me recover from brain surgery?

Recovery: Depending on the location of your surgery, you first need a period 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. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of brain surgery?

What is the most common type of brain surgery?

Trauma vs tumor: The two most common reasons patients need brain surgery are because of trauma or tumors. ...Read more

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How to sign up for experimental brain surgery?

How to sign up for experimental brain surgery?

Vague question: Well, why? If you have a condition you think warrants it, discuss the situation w/ your doc & seek a referral to a center of expertise on the subject. There are lots of research protocols out there, but patients rarely identify themselves. The need is generally recognized by their doc, who makes the appropriate referral. Hope this was helpful & good luck. ...Read more

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What usually results from having brain surgery?

What usually results from having brain surgery?

Depends: Outcomes from brain surgery depend on location of the lesion, how much normal brain tissue will be manipulated or removed, length of surgery, skill of the surgeon. Consequences, or possible risks, can range from no abnormalities, to stroke and death, and everything in between. ...Read 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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How long should it take to recover from brain surgery?

How long should it take to recover from brain surgery?

Depends: It depends on the location and pathology and size and any preoperative deficit. Even with a small lesion in a relatively "safe" area, people can feel run down for several weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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How quickly after brain surgery are you able to excersise?

How quickly after brain surgery are you able to excersise?

Good question: If u are taking about a craniotomy where the skull was opened and put back, I'd suggest discussing it with your surgeon at your routine post-op visit. The answer will vary among docs and depending on the nature of the surgery, but at least six to eight weeks is a good assumption. Even then, you should start slowly & build over time, paying attention to what your body is telling u. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Might somebody have brain surgery that could make him grow?

Might somebody have brain surgery that could make him grow?

Neurosurgery: This would be an unlikely scenario, there are hormone replacements that can increase growth but I know of no surgery that will cause increased growth. ...Read more

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How much time after brain surgery until I can skate on ice?

How much time after brain surgery until I can skate on ice?

Depends: This is going to depend on the nature of your surgery and your experience skating. Are you wearing a helmet (suggested). Have this discussion with your neurosurgeon, he or she is in the best position to help with this. ...Read more

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How long does it take, (after brain surgery) for you to heal?

Usually 2-3 months: Obviously the length of time to recover from a craniotomy is influenced by many factors such as the type of procedure, the pathology, age, and other medical problems. But in general, most patients have recovered from surgery in 2-3 months. ...Read more

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What age is considered too old to try brain surgery as a possible cure?

What age is considered too old to try brain surgery as a possible cure?

It depends: All medical decisions have to balance risks with benefits. For many procedures, higher age carries higher risk. There is almost never a hard age cutoff, but if the risk of death or other complications is very high, from age or other reasons, the surgeon may judge the benefit too minimal to justify the risk- "first do no harm". A surgeon should be able to explain individual decisions about risk. ...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 be 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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Can there be a type of brain surgery that is used only as a last resort?

Can there be a type of brain surgery that is used only as a last resort?

Yes: Many types of brain surgery are done only as last resort. For instance, hemi-craniectomy (removal of half the skull) for brain trauma is done as a last resort surgery. Also, hemispherectomies (removal of half the brain) is usually done as a last resort for severe seizure disorder in children. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a type of brain surgery that is used only as a last resort?

Please let me know if there is a type of brain surgery that is used only as a last resort?

Brain surgery: The most common one would likely be a decompressive craniectomy done for the relief of pressure in patients with high intracranial pressures that have not responded to medical treatment. ...Read more

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How can I go about asking my dr about getting tested again to see if im a candidate for brain surgery?

See primary first: See your primary physician first and describe your rationale for seeking brain surgery. From there, you make be referred to a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What type of tests are performed to determine if you're a good candidate for the brain surgery or not.

What type of tests are performed to determine if you're a good candidate for the brain surgery or not.

Brain MRI: Normally a brain MRI helps to measure if there are any anatomical abnormalities that can be treated with surgery. More important however is whether there are any symptoms that are caused by irregular anatomy, especially disabling symptoms, such as intractable seizures. ...Read more