Brain Surgery

Brain surgery is an operation to treat problems in the brain and surrounding structures. Brain surgery may be necessary for patients with a range of neurological ailments. Two of the most common reasons patients require brain surgery are brain tumours and brain trauma. The surgeon makes a surgical cut through the scalp. The location of this cut depends on where the problem in the brain is located. Whenever feasible the surgery is performed endoscopically and the MRI or CT scan helps to guide the surgeon to site of the surgery with minimal invasion.

Advantages: The advanced technology helps treat patients with a wide variety of disorders requiring brain surgery from diagnosis through rehabilitation. Very delicate and intricate brain surgeries can now be undertaken with positive outcomes.

FAQs

What does a neurosurgeon do?

Neurosurgeon treats neurological (brain and nervous system) disorders. He or she is an expert in how to prevent, diagnose and treat all types of neurological disorders with surgery and other types of care, such as medication or physical therapy.

On the night before surgery, can I eat and drink?

Detailed instructions are usually given on the pre-anaesthesia visit, but as a general rule a patient should have nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Patients are encouraged to have a light snack in the late evening before they go to bed.

Will I be allowed to shower?

Exact instructions about wound care will be given to you prior to your discharge. In general, patients are allowed to shower 48 to 72 hours after their surgery using a quick rinse of the hair and a small amount of baby shampoo.

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