Neurosurgery is several types of surgeries that treat conditions of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves). The types of neurosurgery that our neurosurgeons at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican's San Martin and Siena hospitals perform are:
Our team of neurosurgeons in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV are experts in utilizing advanced techniques for neurosurgery. To learn more, Find a Doctor or call (702) 616-4900 to set up a consultation with a neurosurgeon at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican.
Why We Perform Neurosurgery
The most common conditions that neurosurgery can treat include movement or seizure disorders, chronic pain, and diseases that are not responding to conventional treatments, such as medication. The goal of this type of surgery is to improve or restore function as much as possible.
Neurosurgery is used to treat:
- Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and essential tremor
- Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- Chronic pain, including pain from nerve injury or disease
- Psychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder
What to Expect from Your Neurosurgery
Our multidisciplinary team, including neurologists and neurosurgeons, will thoroughly evaluate you and your quality of life. They will determine if you are a good candidate for neurosurgery. The procedure will be performed in a Dignity Health hospital, likely under general anesthesia.
Depending on the type of neurosurgery you need, you may need to recover for a few days in the hospital to monitor your pain levels. Most people find the benefits of functional neurosurgery outweigh the potential risks and improve their overall quality of life.
Life After Neurosurgery at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
Before you leave the hospital, your care team will give detailed instructions regarding incision care, activity restrictions, how to take prescribed medications, and when to call your neurosurgeon about symptoms, such as a high fever. Your recovery time depends on the type of procedure you receive.
Neurosurgery can make a big difference in a patient’s quality of life, allowing them to live with reduced pain so they can complete more of their daily activities.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican's San Martin and Siena Campuses provide expertise in neurosurgery and procedures for patients in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.