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While the majority of people think of brain surgery when they hear the word neurosurgery, this medical branch is much wider, including surgery to the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves throughout the entire body. Our neurosurgeons have vast experience and solid knowledge of the injuries, conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system and can perform numerous surgical procedures to alleviate the pain and discomfort of a patient struggling with head injury, back pain or trigeminal neuralgia.

Excellent Results, Easy Recovery

Because performing neurosurgery is a very challenging and tedious process, having a clear image of the injury, condition or disease the patient is struggling with is crucial for surgeons who specialize in this branch of medicine. For this reason, we will employ multiple tests and exams, which use state of the art technology, to assign you a correct and accurate diagnosis. You may also need to undergo imaging tests so that your neurosurgeon will be able to gain a complete understanding of the case they have to deal with. Our skilful neurosurgeons will strive to use minimally invasive surgery whenever possible so that you can enjoy a faster recovery and a lower risk of postoperative complications. The most common neurological injuries, conditions and diseases we treat at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital include:

  • brain tumors
  • cranial base diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • neurofibromatosis
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • aneurysms
  • arteriovenous malformations
  • spinal tumors
  • tethered cord
  • spina bifida
  • lipomas
  • aqueductal stenosis
  • pituitary tumors
  • acromegaly
  • prolactinoma
  • Cushing’s disease
  • spine and peripheral nerve disorders
  • trauma of the spinal cord and head

Our Neurosurgeons Will Perform Minimally Invasive Surgery for a Speedy Recovery

Luckily, some patients who suffer from neurological injuries, conditions or diseases are eligible for minimally invasive surgery, which allows the surgeon to operate with excellent precision and dexterity. Undergoing minimally invasive surgery entails a low risk of postoperative complications, minimal discomfort and pain and a shorter hospital stay. However, it is important to note that not everyone whose health problem requires neurosurgery is a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery, as some people benefit more from the traditional, open approach. Some of the surgical procedures our neurosurgeons perform on a regular basis at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, either traditionally or minimally invasive, are:

  • anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • arteriovenous  malformation resection
  • base of skull surgery
  • brain tumor excision
  • burr holes and craniotomy
  • carpal tunnel release
  • cervical spine surgery
  • coiling of aneurysms
  • embolization of tumors
  • lumbar decompressive laminectomy
  • lumbar microdiscectomy
  • spine surgery
  • peripheral nerve surgery
  • pituitary surgery
  • ulnar nerve decompression or transposition

For superior healthcare and medical services, we encourage you to come to Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, where our renowned neurosurgeons will perform the surgery you need in a safe and compassionate environment. Regardless of the complexity of your injury, condition or disease, we are prepared to provide you with significant or complete alleviation of your symptoms. For the last 50 years, our hospital has been offering medical services to the Los Angeles community and is permanently striving to improve the quality of the healthcare it provides to patients from all demographics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your doctor will tell you what preoperative instructions are necessary before the surgery so that you are fully prepared when you come to the hospital and after you are released.

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Your doctor will decide if you are a suitable candidate for percutaneous vertebral augmentation based on your examination and medical history.

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To understand whether you are a suitable candidate for intervertebral disc excision, your doctor will need to perform different tests.

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After you are discharged, you should pay attention to some symptoms which might indicate that you are starting to develop complications.

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Your doctor will tell you when it is safe to start moving after the surgery and what activities you can engage in after you return home.

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