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What is neurosurgery?

neurosurgeryNeurosurgery is a highly specialist field that focuses on two main areas:  the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) and the spine itself. Neurosurgery is a multidisciplinary specialty because it requires the close collaboration with other specialists such as neurologists, radiologists, oncologists, radiotherapists, etc., to in provide a wide range of rehabilitation and recovery following surgery.

Treatments and procedures

Neurosurgeons are specialised in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of multiple disorders of the central and peripheral system such as:

  • Congenital anomalies
  • Traumas
  • Tumours
  • Vascular disorders
  • Infections of the brain or the spine (e.g. Meningitis)
  • Degenerative diseases of the spine

There are many different types of procedures that neurosurgeons perform, ranging from simple, routine interventions to extensive, complicated surgeries. Among the procedures neurosurgeons perform are:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Burr hole
  • Craniotomy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Tumour surgeries

How can BMI Healthcare help?

Our consultant neurosurgeons can help diagnose, treat or manage your symptoms in order to improve your quality of life. We offer fast, direct and convenient appointments where the consultant can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package.