Performing Neurosurgery in Central California
Neurological conditions and injuries affect the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.
At Dignity Health Central California, our neurologists work closely with emergency care providers and other specialists to treat these problems, often through neurosurgery and other neurological procedures. Our hospital neurology departments and surgery centers are dedicated to providing the latest treatments and innovative therapies for problems that affect the brain, nerves, and spinal column.
We offer the following types of diagnostic tests and neurological procedures in Central California:
- Brain scan
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyogram (EMG)
- Neurological CT Scan
- Evoked potential (EP)
We also provide the following neurosurgery and procedures:
- Sleep study
- Spinal tap
- Minimally invasive neurosurgery
- Endoscopic neurosurgery
- Functional neurosurgery
- Stereotactic neurosurgery
- Spinal fusion surgery
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Are You a Candidate for a Neurological Procedure?
Your doctor may recommend a neurological procedure to diagnose your symptoms and provide a diagnosis. The results of the examination or procedure may give your doctor enough information about your condition to prescribe treatment. In some cases, additional procedures, such as surgery, may be necessary.
Reasons for neurosurgery and related procedures include:
- Treating nerve conditions with minimally invasive surgery
- Repairing spinal fractures or other abnormalities with minimally invasive or open back surgery
- Diagnosing conditions, such as infection or bleeding, with a spinal tap
- Diagnosing disorders with procedures, such as sleep studies
- Treating brain aneurysms or tumors with craniotomy
- Diagnosing neuromuscular disorders with electromyogram (EMG)
What to Expect at Dignity Health Central California
Depending on your condition and its severity, you may be eligible for a minimally invasive procedure. For any procedure that you may need, your doctor will explain it in detail, so you know what to expect and how to prepare. Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of neurosurgery and neurological procedures.
In many cases, these may be available on an outpatient basis, allowing you to go home the same day. For more extensive surgery, you may need to go to a hospital and stay for a period of time.
Recovery After Neurosurgery & Neurological Procedures
Some diagnostic tests and procedures may not require any special post-procedure care or precautions. Others, such as neurosurgery, may require you to follow specific guidelines for recovery and healing. These will help you avoid any potential complications from surgery. Your doctor will provide you with all the necessary information for an optimal recovery process.
Dignity Health Central California offers personalized care with humankindness when treating neurological conditions and disorders. For the expertise you deserve, visit one of our hospitals:
Neurosurgery and other procedures is often vital to diagnosing disorders and treating neurological problems early on, ensuring a better quality of life for the future.
Dignity Health Central California offers neurosurgery and other neurological procedures in Bakersfield, and Stockton, CA.