Brain surgery is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as tumors, blood clots, aneurysms, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease. It is performed by a neurosurgeon and involves a physician anesthesiologist with extensive knowledge of the types of anesthesia, monitoring, and post-operative care required for these sensitive operations. In some cases, this physician anesthesiologist will be a neuroanesthesiologist who has received advanced clinical training in anesthesia for brain and spinal surgeries.
What are some types of brain surgery?
These are some of the most common operations involving the brain or areas around it. Some of the explanations below are derived from information obtained from the National Cancer Institute.