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Healing with Craniotomy on California’s Central Coast


If you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor or other neurological condition, you may need a craniotomy. Dignity Health Central Coast’s comprehensive neurology team provides this life-saving procedure with a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect.

A team of neurological experts, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, nurses, technicians, radiologists, and others will perform your craniotomy at one of these Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals: 

Find a Doctor today to receive the region’s most comprehensive neurological care, including craniotomy on California’s Central Coast.

 

Undergoing Craniotomy Surgery at Dignity Health Central Coast

During a craniotomy, our neurosurgeon will cut a flap of skin on your scalp, remove a section of your skull, and expose your brain for surgery.

You may need a craniotomy for one of the following reasons: 

  • Removal of a cyst, blood clot, or tumor
  • Treating epilepsy or hydrocephalus
  • Skull fracture repair
  • Aneurysm or blood vessel abnormalities
  • Implant a medical device

A neurological team of experts will meet with you to discuss your craniotomy procedure at Dignity Health Central Coast. You may remain awake during the craniotomy in order for the neurosurgeon to operate on your brain and see the immediate result.

 

Recovery with Humankindness from Craniotomy Procedure

Your neurosurgeon and other care team members are by your side as you are admitted into one of our Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals. After your craniotomy, you will spend some time in our intensive care unit for several days.

You may experience pain and swelling in your face. Your care team will help you control your pain through medications and address any other physical, mental, or spiritual needs that you may have. Your doctor will give you discharge instructions that will explain your medications, activity, and appointments.

If you have a brain tumor, aneurysm, or other neurological condition, meet with a provider at Dignity Health Central Coast to see if a craniotomy is right for you.

Dignity Health offers a wide range of quality neurological services, including craniotomy, on the Central Coast of California.