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What is neurosurgery?

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

Dr. Robert Replogle
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Neurosurgery (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What amount would a neurosurgery resident get paid annually?

What amount would a neurosurgery resident get paid annually?

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 more

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What are the risks neurosurgery for someone with epilepsy?

What are the risks neurosurgery for someone with epilepsy?

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 more

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Whats the difference between neurology and neurosurgery, what do they involve?

Whats the difference between neurology and neurosurgery, what do they involve?

Surgery: Neurologist treat things that are non-operatively treated. Neurosurgeons are more focused on the surgical aspects of the patient's care. ...Read more

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What qualities should a person have if he/she wishes to work in the field of neurosurgery?

What qualities should a person have if he/she wishes to work in the field of neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery: To start a strong interest in the brain and nervous system and then exceptional grades and motivation to work very long hours! ...Read more

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How "old " is "too old " for neurosurgery for tn? 

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: neurosurgery?

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 more

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Does anyone know any good sites to read for neurosurgery?

Does anyone know any good sites to read for neurosurgery?

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