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The neurosurgeon specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and pathological conditions of the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes treating disorders such as craniocerebral injuries of varying severity, intervertebral hernia, CNS diseases, including tumors, and congenital anomalies and defects. At GMS our neurosurgeons have many years of practical experience and are among the best in their field. For best results, certain surgical procedures for treatment of diseases of the central nervous system are performed at partner clinics.

If you experience these symptoms, you should see a neurosurgeon

Contact a neurosurgeon if you develop any of the following:

  • numbness in a limb (partial or complete), accompanied by dizziness and unstable blood pressure;
  • tingling or prickling sensation (paresthesia) in the toes, accompanied by pain in the lower back, radiating along the leg;
  • loss of coordination, worsening of balance or stability;
  • difficulty with perception of information;
  • severe dysfunction of speech, vision;
  • fainting spells, headache;
  • tics, muscle spasms, epileptic seizures, persistent pain syndrome.

Nausea, vomiting, fainting, disorientation, tinnitus or dizziness following a head injury are all an indication that you should immediately see a neurosurgeon.

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What pathologies does a neurosurgeon treat

Neurosurgeons specialize in the surgical treatment of a wide range of pathologies and traumatic injuries of the brain, spinal column and spinal cord, and other parts of the nervous system:

  • intervertebral hernia;
  • spondyloarthritis;
  • spondylolisthesis;
  • tunnel syndrome;
  • traumatic brain injuries of all types;
  • pathologies of the cerebral cortex and subcortical structures;
  • vascular malformations of the spinal cord and brain;
  • neoplasms of the brain and meninges;
  • peripheral nerve tumors;
  • abscess, hematoma, brain empyema;
  • osteochondrosis;
  • congenital abnormalities of the brain and skull;
  • tumors of the organs of sight;
  • ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke;
  • progressive epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, etc .;
  • central and peripheral pain syndrome;
  • consequences and complications of head and spinal injuries.

In any medical situation, the sooner the patient receives adequate medical care, the greater the likelihood of a successful outcome. This is especially true with neurological pathologies. If you or a loved one has any of the above symptoms, contact GMS Hospital online or by phone for a consultation with a neurosurgeon.

The initial consultation with a neurosurgeon

At the initial consultation, the doctor asks the patient about their symptoms as well as about any previous injuries or diseases. Then the neurosurgeon performs physical examination of the patient, and, in order to obtain a complete clinical picture, orders a number of laboratory analyses and instrumental exams which may include:

  • radiography;
  • CT, MRI, PET;
  • Doppler ultrasound;
  • lumbar (spinal) puncture;
  • biopsy;
  • myelography;
  • echoencephalography, electroencephalography;
  • blood tests (general, clotting, etc.).

In life-threatening situations, emergency neurosurgery may be have to be performed without the possibility of conducting the above tests.

What operations does the neurosurgeon perform?

Neurosurgeons perform the following types of surgical interventions:

All neurosurgical operations are carried out using state-of-the-art equipment, including high-precision surgical optics and advanced microsurgical and endoscopic technologies.

Case management

After the neurosurgeon studies the results of the lab tests and examinations, he or she determines whether a surgical procedure is required. If it is not, the patient will be referred to another medical specialist, usually a neuropathologist. If surgery is required, the patient is checked into the hospital for preoperative preparation.

For elective (planned) surgery, the patient checks into the hospital either on the day before or the day of the operation. In emergency situations, the patient is immediately hospitalized, and after minimal preparation the operation is performed. In the postoperative period, the patient follows a rehabilitation program designed by the neurosurgeon which may include bed rest, massage, drug therapy, exercise therapy, and a special dietary regime. If you need medical advice from an experienced neurosurgeon, sign up for an appointment at GMS Hospital now, online or by phone.

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