Houston Physicians' Hospital’s Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is a branch of medicine dealing with the nervous system. The nervous system includes the brain, skull, spine, spinal cord and nerves. At Houston Physicians’ Hospital, our Neurosurgeons are specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of problems affecting the nervous system. While most people think of neurosurgeons simply as brain surgeons, their specialization extends much farther than just the brain. Our Neurosurgeons are qualified to handle disorders such as tumors, vascular disorders, and spinal degenerative diseases. Sometimes, surgery is not needed to treat symptoms. However, when surgery is necessary, our Neurosurgeons’ rigorous training allows them to utilize the best surgical treatment for patients of all ages.
Types of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgical procedures can be performed on various parts of the nervous system.
The most common types of neurosurgery include:
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Posterior arthrodesis
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
Those who suffer from severe nervous system pain or have sustained severe head trauma may want to seek the care of a neurosurgeon.
Symptoms Neurosurgery Can Treat
Neurosurgery can treat the following symptoms:
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty thinking or remembering
- Exhaustion or weakness
- Loss of Vision
- Severe headaches
Because of the delicacy of the nervous system, it is important to seek the help of a Neurosurgeon if your symptoms become chronic or severe.
Neurosurgery Advancements In Webster
Houston Physicians’ Hospital stays up to date on new advancements in neurosurgical procedures, such Deep Brain Stimulation. This process involves using a neurostimulator device to send electric impulses to target certain areas of the brain. These impulses disrupt abnormal patterns of brain activity related to certain diseases. Due to advancements like Deep Brain Stimulation, patients are able to return to a healthy lifestyle or retain normal movement and other functions.
Houston Physicians’ Hospital is the only hospital in the Clear Lake Area to provide Deep Brain Stimulation therapy from Medtronic. This procedure safely and effectively manages some of the most disabling motor functions related to Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, such as rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement, walking problems and tremors. Our team believes in providing the newest technology to effectively treat patients.