What is a Neurosurgeon?
Neurosurgery is the treatment through surgery of the brain and spinal cord. These include diseases and injuries such as:
- Cerebral hemorrhages
- Cerebrovascular conditions including aneurysms and vascular malformations
- Brain and spinal cord tumors
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal surgeries including laminectomies and fusions
(taken from Baylor College of Medicine)
Neurosurgeons diagnose and treats surgical disorders and/or injuries of the nervous system. The examine the neurological structure of the body, perform surgery on the main systems of the nervous system, and perform radio surgery. Radiosurgery is the medical procedure that allows treatment of benign and malignant tumors.
Benign: tumors that is not cancerous.
Malignant: is cancerous; grows very fast and multiplies, spreading to other parts of the body and infecting other areas.
"Neurosurgical Patient Care." Baylor College of Medicine. Baylor College of Medicine, n.d. Web. 21 Jun 2012. <https://www.bcm.edu/neurosurgery/>