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Neurosurgery Essay

646 words - 3 pages

Dinah Gibson
8/29/11
6th period

When people hear the word neurosurgery, the first thought that pops into their head is brain surgery. Indeed, neurosurgeons perform brain surgery, however they are also involved in operating on other parts of the nervous system. The brain is an integral and marvelous part of a human's personality and being.

Neurosurgeons are more than just brain surgeons. They are well trained to help patients with head and spine trauma, cerebrovascular disorders, such as aneurysms of the brain, and clogged arteries in the neck that can lead to stroke, chronic low back pain, birth defects, brain and spinal tumors, and abnormalities of the nerves. Disorders of ...view middle of the document...

The resident program is long and difficult, due to the extreme complexity of the nervous system and the advanced techniques used in neurosurgical operations.

Neurosurgeons do the following treat and operate on patients with diseases of the brain and central nervous system Examine patients for symptoms indicative of neurological disorders, using medical instruments and equipment Perform CAT scans, MRIs and other specialized tests to find tumors Perform biopsies and spinal taps to extract tissue and fluids to be examined Perform brain surgery, spinal surgery, transplants and other forms of serious operation Prescribe medications and recommend dietary and physical activity programs for a post-operative recovery Neurosurgeons spend their time seeing patients, conducting surgery, performing administrative work and conducting research. They generally work long hours, about 60 to 80 per week. All surgery is performed in hospital operating rooms and can be extremely lengthy procedures. Spinal operations take up to three hours, and some brain surgeries go on for up to 10...

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