Brain & Peripheral Nerve Disorders
At NeuroSpine Surgical Consultants, we seek out and provide our patients with the best treatment options for their diagnosis and individual situation. We provide minimally invasive surgical treatment options for a wide range of disorders and tumors affecting the brain, as well as those that are cerebrovascular in nature or affect the peripheral nervous system. In the event the spinal cord is damaged, significant swelling of the spinal cord itself and any surrounding areas could result in the need for surgery.
It is common to experience feelings of anxiety and discomfort when you are told you need surgery, but it is our intention here at NeuroSpine to ease your fears. Dr. Colon and Dr. Mignucci are highly trained to treat individuals suffering from brain and peripheral nerve disorders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We rely on the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology to assist with any surgeries or other treatments we perform for those with brain and nerve disorders. It is our intention to ensure you understand both your diagnosis and prognosis. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Dallas spine surgery center. There are numerous brain and peripheral nerve disorders that we treat with an expert eye and hand here at NeuroSpine, including:
- Brain Tumors
- Brain Disorders
- Cerebrovascular Conditions
- Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Below we will go over each in more detail to provide you with a deeper understanding. If something is unclear or if you have a question about your specific case, please give us a call.
Brain Tumor Surgery
To ensure the safest, least invasive and most thorough tumor resections possible, our surgeons employ advanced, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring techniques, including frame-based and frameless stereotactic procedures. Our neurosurgery team works closely with a multidisciplinary group of physicians, including local radiation oncologists and neurologists, in order to offer the latest treatment options available for brain tumor patients.
Our neurosurgeon uses the BrainSUITE at the Medical Center of Plano, the state-of-the-art operating room that integrates intraoperative MRI and image-guided navigational techniques. This allows him to double-check his work and make better informed decisions, which leads to safer, more successful surgeries and faster recoveries. The advanced technology allows him to precisely remove brain tumors in difficult locations, with minimal damage to healthy brain tissue.
There are many different types of brain tumors that may require surgery here at our Dallas spine center. Tumors can be both malignant and benign and come with a host of symptoms and side effects. Some of the most common tumors we treat here at NeuroSpine include:
- Acoustic Neuroma
There are many different conditions, diseases, and abnormalities that affect the brain that can be treated with surgery. The brain is a complex system that can experience a broad range of diseases, deformities, conditions, and trauma. Some of the most common brain disorders that our knowledgeable spinal surgeons can address include:
- Chiari Malformations
- Congenital Malformations/Cyst
- Pituitary Tumors
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Skull Deformities
Cerebrovascular conditions affect the blood vessels in the brain. Strokes can result from blood vessel conditions such as aneurysms (blood vessel weakness which can result in a rupture) and thrombosis (blood vessel blockage).
- Saccular aneurysms
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Cavernomas (venous malformations)
- Strokes resulting in hematomas
Peripheral nerves are the ones outside of the brain and spinal cord. These disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Peripheral Nerve Injury
- Ulnar neuropathy (due to entrapment at elbow)
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
If you have any questions about brain and peripheral nerve disorders or how we may be able to treat them at our Dallas spine center, please do not hesitate to contact us.