What does a neurosurgeon do?
A neurosurgeon is a doctor whose specialization is the surgical treatment of various neurological diseases and pathologies of the central nervous system of man.
What does a neurosurgeon do? First of all, the diagnosis and subsequent surgical treatment of diseases associated with the nervous system. He performs surgical operations on the spinal cord and brain, spine, and other organs associated with pathological disorders in the work of the nervous system. Usually neurosurgeons work in close cooperation with neuropathologists. In the postoperative period, the neurosurgeon's duties include careful monitoring of the patient, the adoption of effective rehabilitation measures, and, if necessary, the appointment of an additional examination and therapeutic treatment.
The most common neurosurgeons in practice are pathological conditions such as craniocerebral and vertebral traumas of various etiologies, concussion (as well as bruising, compression, damage, hernia) of the brain or spinal cord, cerebral circulatory disorders, various vascular anomalies and oncological diseases of the nervous system and others. Often, neurosurgeon patients are people with congenital problems, in particular, disorders in the development of the skull and brain.
What diseases are treated by a neurosurgeon?
The neurosurgeon performs surgical operations and prescribes treatment for patients who have various disorders in the work of the nervous system. The quality of his work depends on a person's life, especially when it comes to complex cases that require immediate surgical intervention.
What diseases are treated by a neurosurgeon? The work of this specialist is to diagnose and prescribe the optimal treatment for various diseases of the nervous system, as well as organs such as the skull, spine and brain (dorsal, head). Among the pathologies this doctor deals with, it is necessary to note birth defects in the development of the cranium and brain, spinal cord and spine diseases, craniocerebral injuries and trauma, oncological diseases of the nervous system, as well as pain syndromes that are associated with malfunctions in the work of the central and peripheral types of the nervous system.
Exclusively neurosurgeons treat such injuries and diseases as intracranial hematomas and fractures of the skull bones, trigeminal neuralgia, acromegaly, subdural empyema, plexopathy, intracranial hemorrhage, eye melanomas, neurofibromatosis, spinal cord compression. The list can be continued with such ailments as vestibular neuronitis, pituitary tumors, postural dizziness, Meniere's disease, malignant brain tumors, neuroblastomas and retinoblastomas in adults and children. Among the most common diseases, which are treated by a neurosurgeon, it is possible to note osteochondrosis of the spine, concussion, cerebrovascular disorders, cerebral vascular anomalies, intracranial hemorrhages, as well as spinal hematomas and ischemic strokes.
When observing symptoms that directly or indirectly indicate a violation of the central nervous system, a person should urgently consult a neurosurgeon. Such symptoms, in particular, include frequent dizziness and fainting, sudden seizures and manifestations of hypertension, headaches, as well as numbness and pain in the extremities or sternum.