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Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is surgery of the nervous system.

Most people think of neurosurgery as brain surgery — but it is much more!

It is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of of patients with injury to, or diseases/disorders of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body. The specialty of neurosurgical care includes both adult and pediatric patients. Dependent upon the nature of the injury or disease a neurological surgeon may provide surgical and/or non-surgical care.

What is a Neurosurgeon?

A neurosurgeon is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine. The education and training to become a neurosurgeon is rigorous and extensive and includes the completion of:

  • Four years of pre-medical education at a college or university
  • Four years of medical school resulting in an M.D. or D.O. degree
  • One year internship in general surgery
  • Five to seven years in a neurosurgery residency program
  • Some neurosurgeons complete a fellowship after residency to specialize in a particular area
  • Continuing education — annual meetings, conferences, scientific journals, research — to keep up with advances made in the complex field of neurosurgery

What is the role of the Neurosurgeon?

Neurosurgeons provide the operative and non-operative management (i.e., prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care and rehabilitation) of neurological disorders. Because neurosurgeons have extensive training in the diagnosis of all neurological disease, emergency room doctors, neurologists, internists, family practitioners, and osteopaths often call upon them for consultations.

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FAQS

1. Who is a neurosurgeon?

A neurosurgeon is a doctor with a specialization in diagnosis and treatment of brain, spinal cord and nerve-related diseases.

2. Can a neurosurgeon operate a brain tumour?

Yes, a neurosurgeon can operate and remove brain tumours by a procedure called as craniotomy.

3. Does a neurosurgeon only perform surgery?

Neurosurgeons are trained to perform complex surgeries, but when possible, they try to treat the condition with medicines alone. When medicines fail to give relief, neurosurgeons opt for a surgery to provide relief.

4. For which diseases can one see a neurosurgeon?

One can see a neurosurgeon if you have any symptoms like birth-defects, trauma to brain or spine due to some shock or accident, brain tumours, vascular disorders, infections in the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine like multiple sclerosis.

5. Can a neurologist treat birth defects in nervous system?

No, a neurologist cannot treat birth-defects in the nervous system, but a neurosurgeon can operate on such defects present since birth in the brain and spinal cord in infants and children.