Neurology is a highly specialist field of medicine that focuses on two main areas of the body: the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) and the spine itself. According to The National Brain Appeal, 14.7 million people in the UK are affected by neurological conditions. Some of these conditions can be treated with surgery – known as neurosurgery.
Neurosurgeons are specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple disorders of the central and peripheral system, such as:
- Congenital anomalies;
- Vascular disorders;
- Infections of your brain or your spine (for example, meningitis) and
- Degenerative diseases of the spine.
Our team will strive to reduce your symptoms and recovery time through effective neurosurgery.
Craniotomy refers to any operation on your cranium (the skull) or incision into your cranium to expose your brain. There are many different procedures BMI Healthcare can perform utilising craniotomy. These include the removal of a brain tumour, removing a blood clot on your brain and repairing leaking blood vessels that may help control the effects of haemorrhaging.
Craniotomy is the name of the opening for most intracranial neurosurgical procedures. A craniotomy can also be a small opening completed using new, minimally invasive approaches.
There are other even more advanced procedures that craniotomy (brain surgery) can be used for, such as deep brain stimulation for such diseases as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and cerebral tremors.
Gamma knife® surgery
Gamma Knife® surgery offers a safe and effective treatment for a range of conditions without the need for invasive brain surgery. Gamma Knife® surgery is a well-established method to treat selected targets in your brain without the need for the surgeon to make incisions on your head.
Instead, precisely focused beams of radiation are directed to the targeted treatment area in your brain. The shape and dose of the radiation is optimised to hit only the target, without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. This procedure is simple, painless and straightforward.
A laminectomy removes a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under your nerve root. This is performed to relieve neural impingement and give the nerves more space. This procedure treats spinal stenosis (cervical, lumbar and rarely thoracic) by relieving the pressure on these nerves.
Burr hole surgery is a method of treating subdural haematoma – when blood collects between your skull and the surface of your brain. It’s a very serious condition that can be caused by head trauma.
Burr holes are drilled into your skull, and tubes are then inserted to drain the blood away. They may be left in place for a few days to stop more blood collecting.
If you would like to learn more about the treatment we offer at BMI Healthcare, please visit our treatments page. This can provide you with further information about other cosmetic surgeries that our team perform.
If you would like to find a hospital near you, you can search for a hospital through our website. To book your appointment, you can submit an appointment form or call us on 0808 301 8606.
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