Neurosurgeries Listed By State

Patient Education

Acoustic Neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign, usually slow-growing tumor that grows within the acoustic nerve. As it grows, it can cause hearing loss (one-sided), ringing in the ear, dizziness and loss of balance. Surgical removal is usually recommended, but radiation and monitoring may be appropriate in some cases. More...

Brain Surgery (Craniotomy)

Brain surgery is a procedure performed by a neurosurgeon to treat problems in the brain and the surrounding structures. It may be performed to treat a brain tumor, bleeding in the brain, abnormal blood vessels, or epilepsy that cannot be controlled with medications. The duration of surgery depends on the problem being treated. More...

Considering Surgery

Have you been told by your doctor that you need surgery? If so, you're not alone. Millions of Americans have surgery each year. For most surgeries, you will have time to find out about the operation, talk about other treatments with your surgeon, and decide what to do. It is important to know what questions to ask and it may help to take a member of your family or a friend with you. Don't hesitate to ask the surgeon any questions you might have, such as the benefits of the surgical procedure and the possible risks. More...

VP Shunt

There is spinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Some neurological conditions cause too much fluid to accumulate, putting too much pressure on the brain. This is called "hydrocephalus". To treat or prevent hydrocephalus, a neurosurgeon may place a VP shunt to drain the fluid. The shunt is a long, thin tube that is placed in a ventricle of the brain and threaded under the skin to another part of the body, usually the abdomen. The shunt carries excess fluid away from the brain so it may be absorbed elsewhere in the body. More...