Neurosurgery is used to correct problems with the nervous system. Neurosurgeons use surgical and nonsurgical means to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves.
What it is
Your nervous system controls how you sense and react to the world around you. It involves your brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves.
Some people with neurological disorders may benefit from neurosurgery. Neurosurgery may be recommended for adults and children with conditions such as:
Good to know
The diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological disorders has improved in the past few decades with advanced and innovative technology that allows physicians to more precisely pinpoint anatomy and function in the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system. These machines also allow for more precise localization during surgery, thus reducing side effects and damage to healthy tissue and improving outcomes for patients.
Advanced diagnostic and treatment tools at Allina Health include:
Source: Allina Health Neuroscience
Reviewed by: Allina Health Neuroscience
First published: 9/18/2019
Last reviewed: 9/18/2019