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. .

Related Questions

I am in Houston, Texas and searching for a doctor or specialist that treats Adhesive Arachnoiditis. What specialty Neurosurgery or Pain? Thank you.

Baylor. Suggest you speak with Dr. Viswanathan, who is in the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor in Houston. Read more...
Pain. Because there is not typically a surgical procedure for arachnoiditus (which an internal scarring within the Durval sac), an interventional pain specialist would typically be your best bet. Read more...

What amount would a neurosurgery resident get paid annually?

Not enough. The amount depends on the location and seniority of the resident, but typically averages US$40,000. Read more...
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...

What are the risks neurosurgery for someone with epilepsy?

The major risk. is related to the use of anesthesia. A second risk would be that of infection. A third risk would be bleeding. A fourth consideration would be failure to control seizures or a return of seizures within a few years. Because of advances in therapy with use of VNS (vagal nerve stimulation ) I refer only those with anterior temporal foci for epilepsy surgery. Read more...
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...