Neurologic disorders and conditions affect the brain, spine, and nervous system. Neurological procedures and neurosurgery help your doctor diagnose and treat those conditions.
Providing personal care at every step of your treatment, Dignity Health North State offers neurological procedures and neurosurgery in Northern California, including:
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Why Neurosurgery is Performed
Your doctor may recommend a neurological procedure to diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Depending on the outcome of your neurological tests, you might need neurosurgery or a neurological procedure to treat the condition.
Neurological procedures and neurosurgery are used to:
- Diagnose neuromuscular disorders with an electromyogram (EMG) test
- Treat brain aneurysms or tumors with a craniotomy
- Diagnose disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with a sleep study
- Repair spinal fractures or other abnormalities with minimally invasive or open back surgery
- Treat nerve conditions like trigeminal neuralgia through minimally invasive neurosurgery
- Diagnose conditions affecting the spinal fluid with a spinal tap (lumbar puncture)
What to Expect at Dignity Health North State
Neurosurgery and related procedures offered at Dignity Health North State range from extensive to minimally invasive. Your doctor will discuss the details of your procedure with you so you know what to expect. Some neurological procedures require a hospital stay, while others are outpatient procedures.
There are certain risks associated with each type of neurological surgery or procedure. Discuss the risks and benefits of your planned procedure with your doctor. You may be able to minimize these risks by adopting lifestyle changes, discontinuing certain medications, or taking other steps.
Recovery after Neurological Procedures
Some minor or less invasive neurological procedures do not require any special instructions after your procedure. However, to avoid complications following advanced neurosurgery, your doctor will give you specific recovery instructions. You should feel free to ask your doctor questions at any time.
Undergoing neurosurgery or a diagnostic procedure can help diagnose and treat neurological disorders early. This might allow you to avoid serious complications and enjoy a higher quality of life.
At Dignity Health North State, we focus on health care with humankindness. If you are in need of neurological testing, neurosurgery, or any other neurological procedure visit one of our hospitals near you:
For neurological procedures and neurosurgery in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA, visit a Dignity Health Northern California hospital.