Answers to Some Basic Questions about Neurosurgery
Monday, April 30, 2018
Neurosurgery is a complex procedure. And a patient suffering from neurological disease is bound to go through a lot. If truth be told, there isn’t enough physical and emotional help that you can give to such a person.
They have questions that need to be answered right from the very start of their treatment. So, here we discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about neurosurgery in order to help the concerned people.
What Documents & Reports Are Required for the First Appointment?
Some of the required documents and reports that a patient must bring along when coming in for the first appointment include the following:
- CD of the recent CT scan.
- MRI or any other imaging of your condition
- Reports of all the other tests conducted
- A list of all the prescribed medicines
What Are the Risks Associated with Brain Surgery?
When it’s a surgery obviously there are going to be risks associated with it. However, if your case is in the hands of a certified, dedicated and well trained neurosurgeon, the risks can be relatively low. Some of the basic risks associated with brain surgery include the following:
- Weakness and numbness
- Over bleeding
- Spinal fluid leakage
- Problems related with wound healing
- Sometimes other illnesses like diabetes and hypertension complicate the chances of successful brain surgery
How Much Time Does the Recovery Take?
The recovery time involved in brain surgery varies from person to person. Neurosurgeons say that the biggest factor in a speedy recovery is the patient’s own motivation and positive attitude. Other factors over which the duration of recovery depends include age, overall health, and other illnesses. Recovery time also depends on the nature of the surgery done. Sometimes it takes six months to one year to recover in complex cases, and the surgeries that require minimal invasive exposure may take four to six months at least.
How Much Pain Is Involved in the Surgery?
Since pain and surgery go hand in hand, there will be a certain level of pain that you’ll have to endure when you’re recovering. That’s inevitable. The extent of pain involved in a brain surgery depends on what kind of surgery is being performed on you. A severe or a complicated surgery will no doubt result in tremendous pain. But the good news is that there are excellent painkillers that can relief you from that kind of surgical pain. Moreover, like any other surgeries, the first few days will be the toughest to get through. But depending on the nature of your surgery, your neurologist will make a plan for you in order to manage your pain and to keep it in control.
When Can I Start Driving?
Driving is not recommended until your neurologist deems your condition fit for it. Before that, you’re not even supposed to risk your life by getting behind the wheel. Once your body resumes its normal functions and your neurologist approves your condition, only then you can begin to drive again.
Being a patient of a talented and experienced neurosurgeon keeps you away from most of the risks and dangers associated with the brain surgery. Advanced Neurosurgery, Inc. is such a place where you can confidently rest your case in the hands of capable and first-rate neurosurgeons. If you have any queries or concerns related to neurosurgery then take an appointment today. After all, guiding you from the very start till the end of this procedure is our foremost responsibility.
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