Brain Nerve Surgery

Brain surgery is a branch of surgery dealing with the surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. A doctor who specializes in neurosurgery is a neurosurgeon.

List of conditions requiring brain surgery:

  • Aneurysm
  • Congenital diseases that develop during the formation of the nervous systems (like meningomyelocele)
  • Other childhood diseases
  • Hydrocephalus (congestion in the brain) arising from congenital or acquired conditions)
  • Cavernoma
  • Carpal tunnel and other nerve entrapments
  • Traumas of the head, spine and spinal cord
  • Brain hemorrhages
  • Brain, spine and spinal cord tumors
  • All spinal diseasesincluding hernias of the lower back and neck
  • Arteriovenous malformation

In the diagnosis of headaches, a set of examinations is used, including the study of the fundus, visual fields, visual acuity, hearing, smell, radiography of the bones of the skull, ultrasound echo-encephalography, electroencephalography, computed and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, positron emission tomography, cerebral angiography and other surveys.