Functional neurosurgery is a treatment used to improve function or relieve pain related to many neurological conditions and movement disorders. Although it is not a surgery itself, functional neurosurgery includes many different types of surgical procedures used to treat chronic pain and immobility.
Functional neurosurgery may be an option if you have a condition that has not responded to standard treatment. At Dignity Health Central California, our neurosurgeons have your best interest in mind. We can help determine whether functional neurosurgery in Central California will improve your well-being. Find a Doctor near you.
How You Can Benefit from Functional Neurosurgery
Functional neurosurgery is a common treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders that can lead to disability. Depending on the procedure, our neurosurgeons can use functional neurosurgery to increase your range of motion, reduce tremors, and improve your quality of life.
After thorough diagnostic testing, your doctor may recommend functional neurosurgery to treat:
If you’re interested in functional neurosurgery as a treatment option, talk to your doctor at Dignity Health Central California.
Functional Neurosurgery Procedures at Dignity Health Central California
There are several types of functional neurosurgery. Most of them aim to cure a specific symptom, such as chronic muscle contractions.
Common types of functional neurosurgery include:
- Surgery to disconnect spinal nerves that cause pain
- Surgery to remove brain tissue
- Stereotactic neurosurgery, which uses an advanced imaging system to treat affected areas of the brain
- Pain pump implantation
- Deep brain stimulation, a common treatment for Parkinson’s disease and seizure disorders
What to Expect
A team of specialists will review your diagnosis, symptoms, and overall health to make sure you’re a good candidate for functional neurosurgery. If so, the procedure will take place in one of our Dignity Health Central California hospitals. It’s normal to remain in the hospital for a few days while your doctor and care team monitor your healing, recovery, and pain levels.
Many people notice instant improvement after functional neurosurgery. They report less or no pain, or increased mobility. For neurological treatment that uses the latest technology for personalized results, visit Dignity Health Central California. Comprehensive neurology services at Dignity Health Central California offer a range of neurosurgery and procedures, including functional neurosurgery in Bakersfield, and Stockton, CA.