Endoscopic neurosurgery is a minimally invasive neurosurgery that uses thin, flexible cameras (endoscopes) to heal conditions of the neurological system. As with other types of endoscopic surgery, this technique provides a magnified view of the affected area to minimize damage to nearby areas.
Specially trained neurosurgeons at Dignity Health Central California use the latest technologies in neurosurgery to provide precise, personalized treatment. For cutting-edge brain surgery, Find a Doctor to see if endoscopic neurosurgery in Central California is right for your care.
Endoscopic-Assisted Neurosurgery at Dignity Health Central California
With the help of endoscopes, our doctors can reach intricate areas of your neurological system through a small incision.
We use endoscopic-assisted neurosurgery to treat the following conditions:
What to Expect
Endoscopic neurosurgery is performed in one of our Dignity Health Central California hospitals. Like other types of minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic neurosurgery may be a same-day procedure. If your doctor wants to monitor you after surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days to ensure proper healing.
You’ll receive anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain-free during the surgery. The type of anesthesia you receive depends on your health, the specific procedure, and your preferences. Some people receive general anesthesia to help them sleep during the procedure, while others only need a local anesthetic to numb a specific area.
Before your surgery, your doctor will provide you with detailed instructions to prepare you for endoscopic neurosurgery.
Recovering After Endoscopic Surgery
Recovery for each person is different. Many people report a smooth recovery after endoscopic neurosurgery.
To ensure a complication-free recovery, your doctor may recommend:
- Activity restrictions
- Physical therapy
- Pain medication and pain management techniques
If you think endoscopic neurosurgery might be a good treatment option, schedule an appointment at Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California uses the latest technology to perform endoscopic neurosurgery in Bakersfield, and Stockton, CA.