a physician who performs various diagnostic and surgical procedures on the brain and head, spine, spinal cord and spinal discs, peripheral nerves in arms and legs, and blood vessels affecting the brain, such as the carotid artery
A certification by the Board of Neurological Surgery; practitioners provide the surgical and non-surgical management (i.e., prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care, and rehabilitation) of disorders of the nervous system. They also provide the evaluation and treatment of conditions that modify function or activity of the nervous system, and the surgical and non-surgical management of pain. Specialty: Neurosurgery, Neurological Surgery Common Name: Brain Surgeon
A neurosurgeon is a physician who specializes in performing surgery on the central nervous system, including the brain. A neurosurgeon who treats people with TSC is trained in the identification and removal of SEGAs. A neurosurgeon who specializes in epilepsy surgery is trained in the removal of specific regions of the cerebral cortex identified as the primary location of seizure activity. A neurosurgeon may also be trained to implant a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) to help control seizures.