Neurosurgery (Brain & Nerves) - Related Treatments and Services

Neurosurgical procedures may be used to diagnose and treat brain tumours, spine tumours, head injuries, and more. Examples of related neurosurgical services include:

Diagnostic procedures

Brain and spinal surgery

Neurovascular surgery

Neurovascular surgery may be used to treat damaged, injured or abnormal blood vessels in the brain or spine. Left untreated, these may cause strokes, headaches and other symptoms.

Neuro-rehabilitation therapy

Neuro-rehabilitation is designed to help patients with nervous system disorders such as sciatica (pinched nerve), Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. It includes occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy.

Stereotactic radiosurgery or fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a form of therapeutic radiation that aims precise beams of X-rays at abnormal tissues from multiple directions. It is especially useful for treating small or difficult to reach abnormalities.

In contrast, fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy delivers the total stereotactic radiation dose into several smaller doses.

Examples of radiation treatments include:

*This is not a complete list of all the diagnostic procedures and treatments we provide. The information provided is for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.

Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting any treatment.

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