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What Is Neurosurgery
Brain surgeons: Neurosurgeons are called brain surgeons. In the USA we also perform neck and back surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and care for patients in the clinics, hospital and intensive care unit with surgically treated disorders of the nervous system, including tumors, vascular disorders, aneurysm or AVM, hydrocephalus, brain or spine hemorrhage, trauma, disk herniation, stenosis or pinched nerves. ...Read more
I am in Houston, Texas and searching for a doctor or specialist that treats Adhesive Arachnoiditis. What specialty Neurosurgery or Pain? Thank you.
Varies: Neurosurgery residency lasts 6-8 years after completion of Medical School. Salary depends on the PGY year of experience, and varies somewhat between programs. Living expenses vary in different locations and this is one of the reasons. The range in 2014-2015 is roughly between a low of $47,000 for a first year resident at some programs and about $63,000 for a seventh year resident at another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epilepsy: Epilepsy or a seizure disorder is very debilitating. People are often unable to drive a car or work. Socially they may be isolated too. If medications are not controlling the seizures, then surgery to locate the seizure focus and then potentially remove the source of the seizures and reduce or eliminate the seizures. Risk and success depends on the location and type of surgery. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best neurosurgery centers and neurosurgeons in europe operating low grade brain tumors, similar to johns hopkins or mayo clinic in the us?
Call some.: I would suggest calling the neurosurgeons in your area (ask to speak to their assistant or the office manager) and ask if they would allow you to shadow them in the office. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on health: While there is no real 'cut off' age for surgical treatment of tn, it is generally known that older individuals, and patients with more medical conditions, can have more post operative complications and slower recovery. Rather than age, general health needs to be considered. I have operated on "healthy" 70 - 80 year olds with this condition with no problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain,spine surgery: Neurosurgery is the specialty of treating diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves and their supporting structures. This includes trauma, tumors, degenerative disease , vascular disease and congenital conditions usually but not always with surgical methods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on what you're looking for - it is a very large field. There are many excellent site for different neurosurgical conditions. ...Read more
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Years: Neurosurgery training involves 4 yrs of college, 4 years of med school, 1 year of general surgery internship, & 6-7 years of residency. At that point you are able to practice as a neurosurgeon, pending board certification (within 5 yrs). Fellowship is extra training in a specific area and is optional, usually 1-3 years depending on the area studied. Most do not do a fellowship. ...Read more
Many: There are many subspecialities of neurosurgery. Here are a few: 1. Cerebrovascular-deals with aneurysms, avms, strokes 2. Tumor-brain or spine tumors 3. Neurotrauma/neurocritical care-head and spine injury and the brain monitoring to optimize recover 4. Pediatrics 5. Spine/peripheral nerve 6. Pain/functional: ie. Surgery for parkinson 7. Radiosurgery-use of focused beam radiation-ie. Gamma knife. ...Read more
No: Depends on the preference of the surgeon. Some will shave no hair, other will only clip where the incision will go. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns. Most will honor request to minimize hair clipping. By the way, we use an electric clipper with a disposable blade, not a razor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
There are many: Here is a brief list: neurotrauma: head ; spine injury neurooncology: brain tumors neurovascular: aneurysms, avms, carotid artery disease: open surgery for these neurointerventional: interventional treatments for these-ie. Catheter techniques spine: treatment of spinal disorders, herniated discs, fusions pediatric ns: surgery of the pediatric patient functional/stereotactic: movement disorders. ...Read more