Our Expert Neurosurgery & Spine Department Effectively Diagnoses and Treats Conditions of the Nervous System
According to research, neurological diseases and disorders afflict over 100 million Americans each year. While some seek immediate diagnosis and treatment upon the onset of symptoms, others ignore the signs and leave their conditions untreated. In some cases, mild neurological symptoms left alone could lead to rapid worsening of a patient’s condition.
Our expert Neurosurgery & Spine Department specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions of the nervous system including the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (ganglion and nerves). We utilize the latest in medical technology, extensive experience and expertise, and innovative neurosurgical methods to help patients regain their neurological health and mobility.
While most people tend to perceive neurosurgeons as brain surgeons, their specialization extends much further than the brain. Our neurosurgeons are qualified to handle complex neurological issues including vascular disorders and spinal degenerative diseases that may cause back and neck pain. In many cases, surgery may not be required to treat the symptoms. When required, however, our neurosurgeons’ rigorous training allows them to utilize innovative neurosurgical procedures to treat patients of all ages.
Types of Neurosurgical Procedures Performed at Houston Physicians’ Hospital
Our expert neurosurgeons utilize the latest advances in surgical technology to perform a wide range of procedures. The patient’s symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, genetics, medication use, and range of activity are all assiduously examined to determine whether the condition can be treated without surgery.
Our alternative treatment plan may include medication, lifestyle changes, and physiotherapy. However, patients who exhibit severe symptoms may be required to undergo neurosurgery.
Our surgical procedures include:
- Aneurysm repair
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Artificial disc replacement
- Carpal tunnel release
- Clot removal
- Deep brain stimulation
- Endovascular procedures
- Peripheral nerve surgery
- Pituitary surgery
- Posterior arthrodesis
- Spinal fusion
- Spine stabilization and reconstruction
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
- Tumor removal
Each patient receives an individualized treatment and follow-up plan to ensure optimal recovery. Our expert medical approach ensures patients undergo the most effective procedure and least invasive possible for their neurological condition. Our postoperative plan helps patients ease into their normal life and take the necessary measures to recover as quickly as possible.
Symptoms That May Require Neurosurgery
Patients that require neurosurgery commonly exhibit three or more of the following symptoms:
- Clumsiness and drowsiness
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty speaking
- Nausea or vomiting
- Complete or partial paralysis
- Difficulty thinking, remembering, reading, or writing
- Exhaustion or weakness
- Loss of vision
- Reduced alertness
- Loss of sensation in the arms of legs
- Poor cognitive abilities
- Confusion or personality changes
- Changes in speech
Prolonging the period between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis can worsen the condition, thereby increasing the chances of requiring invasive surgery. As symptoms exacerbate, patients also experience heightened confusion, stress, anxiety, and pain that impacts their life.
Undergo Expert Neurosurgery at Houston Physicians’ Hospital
Our neurosurgeons expertly diagnose and treat an extensive range of complex neurological conditions including concussion, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, scoliosis, and spinal cord injury among many others. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, you can find a skilled neurosurgeon that practices out of Houston Physicians’ Hospital. We serve patients across Southeast Texas—including South Houston, Clear Lake, Galveston, Webster, and League City.