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The surgical speciality that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the disorders affecting the nervous system is known as neurosurgery. The nervous system includes the brain, central and peripheral nervous system, spinal cord, and cerebrovascular system. Neurosurgeons are physicians who specialise in neurosurgery.
Who is a neurosurgeon?
A neurosurgeon is a surgeon who is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders associated with the nervous system. This includes the spinal cord, brain, cerebrovascular system, and central and peripheral nervous system.
What do neurosurgeons do?
Neurosurgeons are trained to perform spine and brain surgeries. They also specialize in providing non-surgical treatments affecting the nervous system.
How to consult a neurosurgeon online?
To consult a neurosurgeon online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Neurosurgery’ in the search bar to find a list of neurosurgeons along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a neurosurgeon.
Does a neurosurgeon treat all kinds of nervous system-related problems?
Yes, neurosurgeons treat all kinds of cancer, tumors, and seizures. Some of the conditions which neurosurgeons treat are head trauma (skull fractures, brain hemorrhages, etc), meningitis, spinal disc herniation, spinal cord trauma, tumors of the peripheral nerves, spine, and spinal cord, cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis.
When should I consult a neurosurgeon?
You should consult a neurosurgeon if you have a head injury, are suffering from chronic pain, cervical pain, have had a stroke, and have been diagnosed with brain tumour or cancer.
What do we call a neurosurgeon in simple words?
Neurosurgeons are simply doctors who treat disorders and diseases that affect all aspects of the nervous system.
Can I consult with a neurosurgeon doctor anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult a neurosurgeon any time. Our neurosurgeons are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best neurosurgeon doctors in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best neurosurgeons in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care of.
Does video consultation available with all neurosurgeons?
Yes, all neurosurgeons on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Do neurosurgeons only perform surgeries?
No, besides performing complex surgeries, neurosurgeons can also recommend non-operative treatment plans for treating disorders of the nervous system such as Parkinson’s disease. They prescribe surgeries only if other treatment plans are exhausted.
What are some of the surgeries that neurosurgeons perform?
Neurosurgeons perform a variety of surgeries, minimally-invasive as well as complex, some of which are brain tumours, spine surgery, craniotomy, traumatic injuries, skull base surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery.
What are some of the symptoms to indicate that I need to see a neurosurgeon?
Some of the warning signs which indicate your need to see a neurosurgeon are dizziness or balance issues, unusual pain or numbness, and if you are experiencing migraines or atypical headaches.
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