Neurological surgery is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, or diseases of, the brain, spine or peripheral nerves. We may provide either surgical or non-surgical care, depending on the nature of the injury or illness using the most up-to-date techniques.
What Kinds Of Illnesses Do Neurological Surgeons Treat?
Neurosurgeons are more than just brain surgeons. We are trained to help patients with head and spine trauma; disorders, such as aneurysms of the brain, brain tumors as well as acute and chronic low back and neck pain, spinal tumors; and abnormalities of the peripheral nerves.
Disorders of the brain, spine and nerves commonly treated by neurosurgeons include:
- Cervical Spine Disorders
- Cervical Radiculopathy (could affect arms from shoulder to fingers)
- Chronic Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Head Injury
- Herniated Disc
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (could affect legs from buttocks to toes)
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spine Trauma Surgery
Surgeries Dr. Delasotta performs include:
- Cervical fusion
- Lumbar fusion
- Decompressive laminectomy
- Microlumbar discectomy
- Coflex Procedure