Stereotactic Computer Guided Craniotomy for Tumor Resection
A craniotomy is a surgery that removes part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain. Your MMG Neurosurgeon may perform a craniotomy for tumor resection (tumor removal). During this procedure, specialized tools remove the section of bone called the bone flap. The bone flap is replaced after the brain surgery is complete.
Craniotomy for Removal of Hemorrhage
During this procedure, your MMG Neurosurgeon removes a portion of the skull and conducts open surgery to repair a hemorrhage. This surgical procedure is usually the recommendation when the hemorrhage is very big, or when it’s compressing the brain stem, where critical functions are controlled.
Craniectomy for Chiari Malformation
Chiari malformation is an abnormality that causes part of the brain to extend into the upper spinal canal. During a craniectomy, your MMG Neurosurgeon removes small sections of bone from the rear of the skull and spine to make more space for the brain tissue. Through this surgical method, your Neurosurgeon hopes to relieve compression, control the progression of symptoms and restore the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid.
Ventriculoperitoneal shunting is a surgery performed to treat excess cerebrospinal fluid in the cavities of the brain (hydrocephalus). Hydrocephalus causes higher than normal pressure on the brain. It can also cause brain damage. Hydrocephalus can occur spontaneously or from trauma.Some older adults may develop a condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus or NPH.