As the term “neurosurgery” implies, this discipline includes surgical treatment of diseases of the nervous system and its surrounding structures. In everyday practice, the emphasis lies on dysfunctions of the spinal cord and spine, as well as the brain and peripheral nerves passing through arms and legs.
As an independent discipline, neurosurgery deals with trauma to the skull, brain and spinal cord, tumors and malformations of the skull, brain, spinal cord and nerves, as well as hemorrhage, vascular deformities, spine diseases, as well as the treatment of functional disorders such as pain, spasms, epilepsy and movement disorders.
Disruption of normal nervous function is often observed accompanied by diseases of neighboring organs. The most famous example is a hernia of the intervertebral disc.
As a result of a hernia, the patient’s pain is not due to direct irritation of the nerve, but rather is a consequence of the inflammatory process caused by spinal disorders. Therefore, neurosurgical therapy is mainly aimed at eliminating the cause of pain in the bone system.
Minimally invasive neurosurgery
Modern neurosurgery is often guided by the most sparing methods, i.e. minimally invasive neurosurgery is often used. Its first task is to restore the normal function of the nerves – therefore, the neurosurgical focus is based on our nervous system.
Since the seventies of the 20th century, neurosurgery has developed rapidly. For example, the development of a surgical microscope and microsurgical robots (the basis of functional microsurgery today) has reduced surgical tissue damage to an absolute minimum.
For preoperative diagnostics, neurosurgery uses multiple advanced imaging techniques, such as computer resonance imaging. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic encephalography (MEG) are also widely used. With the help of powerful computers, the obtained information about physical and mental functions is integrated into the planning of the forthcoming operation.
Treatment in Switzerland with Airdoc
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