Thank you for choosing Wellness Hospital as your healthcare provider for neurological disorders. In this blog post, we will provide you with detailed information on the neurosurgical procedures commonly performed at our hospital and their applications in treating various neurological conditions.
Neurosurgery is a highly specialized field that deals with the surgical treatment of neurological disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. Our expert neurosurgeons at Wellness hospitals use the latest techniques and technologies to provide patients with optimal outcomes and improve their quality of life.
A craniotomy is a surgical procedure in which a portion of the skull is temporarily removed to provide access to the brain. This technique is commonly used to remove brain tumors, treat traumatic brain injuries, and address other neurological issues such as epilepsy or arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).
At Wellness hospitals, our skilled neurosurgeons employ advanced imaging and navigation technologies to perform precise, minimally invasive craniotomies for optimal patient outcomes. These technologies include intraoperative MRI (iMRI), neuronavigation, and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM).
Intraoperative MRI (iMRI) is a powerful tool that allows surgeons to visualize the brain in real-time during surgery. This technology is especially useful in detecting the presence of residual tumor tissue after tumor removal and ensuring complete resection. Neuronavigation, on the other hand, is a computer-assisted imaging technique that helps guide the surgeon’s instruments to the target area in the brain with sub-millimeter accuracy. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) involves the use of specialized equipment to continuously monitor the patient’s neurological functions during surgery. This technique allows the surgeon to identify and avoid damaging critical structures in the brain and spinal cord.
Endoscopic neurosurgery is a minimally invasive technique that utilizes a small, flexible camera called an endoscope to visualize and treat areas of the brain or spinal cord. This approach is often used to treat conditions such as hydrocephalus, pituitary tumors, and skull base tumors.
By utilizing endoscopic surgery, our neurosurgeons at Wellness hospitals can reduce the need for large incisions and minimize damage to surrounding tissues, resulting in faster recovery times and reduced complications. The endoscope provides a high-resolution, 3D view of the surgical field, allowing the surgeon to visualize and manipulate delicate structures with precision.
In addition to endoscopic surgery, we also offer other minimally invasive techniques such as microsurgery and radiosurgery. Microsurgery involves the use of high-powered microscopes and specialized instruments to access and treat lesions deep within the brain or spinal cord. Radiosurgery, on the other hand, is a non-invasive technique that uses highly focused radiation beams to treat tumors and other abnormalities in the brain or spinal cord.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS):
Deep Brain Stimulation is a highly specialized procedure in which electrodes are implanted into specific regions of the brain to modulate abnormal activity. This treatment is primarily used for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.
At Wellness hospital, our expert team of neurosurgeons collaborates with neurologists to carefully plan and execute DBS procedures, offering patients a potential improvement in their symptoms and quality of life. DBS involves the use of a neurostimulator device that delivers electrical impulses to the brain to regulate abnormal activity. This device is implanted under the skin in the chest area and connected to electrodes that are placed in specific regions of the brain. The stimulation is adjusted based on the patient’s response and can be customized to meet their individual needs.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery:
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is a non-invasive procedure that uses a highly precise beam of radiation to target and destroy abnormal tissue in the brain. This treatment is often used for patients with brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and trigeminal neuralgia. At Wellness hospitals, we use state-of-the-art Gamma Knife technology to perform this procedure with unmatched accuracy and precision.
Microvascular Decompression is a surgical technique that involves placing a tiny cushion between a blood vessel and a nerve in order to relieve pressure on the nerve. This procedure is commonly used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, a condition characterized by severe facial pain. At [Hospital Name], our neurosurgeons have extensive experience performing Microvascular Decompression, providing relief to patients suffering from this debilitating condition.
Spinal Cord Stimulation:
Spinal Cord Stimulation is a technique in which a small device is implanted under the skin to deliver electrical impulses to the spinal cord. This treatment is primarily used for patients with chronic pain, such as back pain, sciatica, or complex regional pain syndrome. At Wellness hospitals, our pain management specialists work closely with our neurosurgeons to determine whether spinal cord stimulation is an appropriate treatment option for our patients.
In summary, the field of neurosurgery has advanced significantly in recent years, allowing for a range of minimally invasive procedures that offer improved outcomes and reduced recovery times. At Wellness Hospitals, our team of expert neurosurgeons utilizes the latest technologies and techniques to provide our patients with the best possible care and outcomes. If you or a loved one is experiencing a neurological disorder, we encourage you to reach out to us to learn more about the treatments we offer.