Brain Surgeries

Brain Surgeries
Surgeries for the brain are usually very specific to the brain condition itself and can be vital in relieving pain, pressure, and functional deficits.

3rd Ventriculostomy, Endoscopic Tumor Removal

If the tumor has resulted in a buildup of fluid in your brain (hydrocephalus) then a ventriculostomy may be done.

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Aneurysm Clipping/Coiling

If the aneurysm has ruptured, clips may be placed at the base of the aneurysm to seal it off from the parent vessel. An aneurysm coiling is another procedure which can treat an aneurysm and is less invasive than surgical clipping.

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AVM Resection

AVM resection is an open surgical procedure whereby the surgeon creates an opening in the skull to allow for full visualization of the AVM.

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Balloon Gangliolysis

In percutaneous balloon gangliolysis of the trigeminal nerve, your doctor inserts a hollow needle through your face and into an opening in the base of your skull.

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Chiari Decompression

When successful, surgery can reduce pressure on the cerebellum and the spinal cord, and restore the normal flow of spinal fluid.

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Microvascular Decompression

Microvascular decompression involves separating the nerve root and blood vessels with a small Teflon pattie so they are no longer in contact.

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Pituitary Tumor Resection

Most pituitary tumors can be removed transsphenoidally—that is, by entering the nose and going through the sphenoid sinus located behind the nose.

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Third Ventriculostomy

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Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

The most common treatment for hydrocephalus is the surgical insertion of a drainage system, called a shunt. It consists of a long flexible tube with a valve that keeps fluid from the brain flowing in the right direction and at the proper rate.

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