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Brain Surgery

Underlying Problem Requiring Brain Surgery:
Brain surgery is an option for treating several types of problems. In many cases, it is called for because of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by some type of accident or other violent event. In other cases, brain surgery is us used to help treat brain lesions or diseases such as Parkinson.s and epilepsy. Doctors will have identified the problem through various diagnostic methods, and many times an MRI scan can be used to plan the brain surgery before ever stepping foot into the operating room.

Treatment:
While there are a variety of brain surgery options, a craniotomy involves actually opening the patient's skull to expose the brain. This can be done under a general anesthetic, although it can likewise require only a local anesthetic. Many patients are surprised to discover that they may be awake during surgery where their brain is actually exposed.

Doctors will remove the skull in relation to the part of the brain that needs surgery, based both on the location and the angle needed to access the appropriate area. With this type of access, doctors are able to treat lesions and injuries. They may also use this type of brain surgery to implant "deep brain stimulators". These stimulators include electrodes that deliver a small electrical impulse to precise points in the brain. The result is a lessening or disappearance of symptoms of a number of conditions.

Recovery from Brain Surgery:
Of course, the recovery period after brain surgery will depend greatly upon the type of procedure performed. Doctors will want to monitor the patient for both improvements in the condition being treated and recovery from the surgery itself. The doctor will discuss the recovery process prior to operating, and the patient will have instructions to follow both in the hospital and upon returning home.

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