The term “brain surgery” refers to various medical procedures that involve repairing structural problems in the brain.
There are numerous types of brain surgery. The type used is based on the area of the brain and the condition being treated. Advances in medical technology have enabled surgeons to operate on portions of the brain without a single incision in or near the head.
Brain surgery is a critical and complicated process. The type of brain surgery done depends highly on the condition being treated.
Brain surgery is done to correct physical abnormalities in the brain. These can be due to birth defect, disease, injury, or other problems.
You may need brain surgery if you have any of the following conditions in or around the brain:
- Abnormal blood vessels
- An aneurysm
- Blood clots
- Damage to the protective tissue called the “dura”
- Nerve damage or nerve irritation
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pressure after head injury
- Skull Fracture
- A stroke
- Brain tumors
- Fluid building up in the brain