Neurosurgery is concerned with the treatment of disorders which affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves.
Most neurosurgical conditions including trauma and emergencies such as intracranial hemorrhage is dealt with general neurosurgeon.
Specially trained neurosurgeons treat special and difficult conditions
- Vascular neurosurgery
- Stereotactic neurosurgery
- Oncological neurosurgery
- Skull base surgery
- Pediatric neurosurgery
Diagnosis and treatment
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
- Stereotactic radiosurgery.
Open surgery is done to access the brain in trauma or emergency situations.
Microsurgery is use of microscopes or endoscopes through small portals
Stereotactic surgery uses specialised equipment to reach very small target tissues through a small opening.
Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery is used in pituitary tumors, fluid leaks.
Scope of neurosurgery is wide and includes
- Meningitis and other abscesses
- Head injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Tumors ofbrain & spinal cord
- Intracranial bleed
- Intractable pain
- Vascular malformations
|Neurosurgery Procedure ||Days in Hospital ||Cost in India USD $ |
|Craniotomy ||3 ||6,000 |
|Rhizotomy ||3 ||4,000 |
|Corpus Callosotomy ||4 ||2,000 |
|Meningocele Repair ||3 ||7,000 |
|Brain Tumor ||4 ||7,000 |
|Brain Cancer – Micro Surgery ||4 ||11000 |