Neurosurgery

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Neurosurgery is the branch of surgical medicine that specializes in the treatment of diseases and disorders of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord.

Excellent Results, Easy Recovery

Following surgery, you will benefit from superior postoperative care until your health is completely restored

Back pains that may be induced by dysfunction at the nerve root indicate a need of neurosurgical approach and include symptoms such as:

  • numbness
  • muscle weakness
  • loss of bowel and bladder control

Besides back pains, neurosurgery may offer the right solution in special birth defects, traumatic injury, cancer, etc. Subspecialties of neurosurgery include:

  • pediatric neurosurgery
  • oncology (specialized in brain tumors and other tumors of the nervous system)

Neurosurgeons at Marina del Rey Hospital diagnose and treat neurosurgical conditions such as:

  • Brain tumors
  • Cranial base diseases
  • Functional neurologic disorders including Parkinson’s disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.
  • Neurogenetic diseases including neurofibromatosis type I and II, tuberous sclerosis, etc.
  • Neurovascular diseases such as aneurysms or arteriovenous malformations
  • Pediatric and developmental disorders, such as brain and spinal tumors, tethered cord, spina bifida, lipoma, aqueductal stenosis, etc.
  • Pituitary tumors and neuroendocrine disorders, including acromegaly, prolactinoma, Cushing’s disease, etc.
  • Spine and peripheral nerve disorders
  • Trauma of the spinal cord and head
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Depending on each condition, its severity and particularities, neurosurgeons have a large array of medical tools at hand. Procedures commonly performed at Marina Del Rey Hospital include:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • AVM 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
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Ulnar nerve decompression or transposition
  • Brain scans (MRI or magnetic resonance imaging, CT or computer tomography, PET or positron electroencelography, MEG or magnetoenceleography, SPECT or single photon emission computed tomography, etc.)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
  • Discography
  • Electroencephalography
  • Electromyography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Myelography
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • X-rays

Neurologists at Marina del Rey Hospital are committed to cutting-edge patient care and treatment of patients with spinal, and neurological conditions. The first step is diagnosing the neurological condition, so that the most effective treatment plan can then be selected. Diagnostic tools available to our experienced neurologists include:

  • Angiography - Brain scans (MRI or magnetic resonance imaging, CT or computer tomography, PET or positron electroencelography, MEG or magnetoenceleography, SPECT or single photon emission computed tomography, etc.)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
  • Discography
  • Electroencephalography
  • Electromyography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Myelography
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • X-rays

Most of the conditions treated at Marina del Rey Hospital require both medical and surgical treatment, and for this reason, the Neurosurgery department is equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art technology. In case you suffer from any neurological condition, do not hesitate to contact our talented physicians, who will put all their effort, vast experience and versatile knowledge into providing the best available treatment for your ailment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A major complication of a ruptured brain aneurysm is bleeding to a greater extent, which will not seal off on its own.

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Yes, there are two main treatment options available for brain aneurysm: surgical treatment and endovascular therapy.

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The three main options available for metastatic brain tumor are surgical treatment, radiotherapy and stereotactic surgery.

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The treatment for pituitary adenoma consists of surgery and medications.

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The common possibilities of damage that may occur during extensive head injury include skull fracture, hematoma, concussion, and contusion.

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