Who is a Neurosurgeon?
Surgeons who are specialized in examining, diagnosing, and treating diseases and disorders related to the nervous system through medications and surgeries are called Neurosurgeons. Few of the central and peripheral nervous system diseases are seizures, brain stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and myasthenia gravis.
What are the qualifications of Neurosurgeon?
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a Neurosurgeon:
- FRCS - Neurosurgery
- MRCS (UK)
- Fellowship in Interventional Neurosurgery (FINR)
- Ph.D. - Neuro Surgery
- MS - Neuro Surgery
- DNB - Neurosurgery
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery, FRACS (Neurosurgery)
- Diplomate American Board of Neurosurgery (DABNS)
- MCh - Neuro Surgery
How often should I visit Neurosurgeon?
Individuals who underwent neurosurgery should visit Neurosurgeon as directed or monthly once to check the progress of disease condition. Healthy individuals can also consult Neurosurgeon or Neurologist once in 2 years to check the status of the nervous system health condition.
Why should an individual consult a Neurosurgeon?
Individuals who are suffering from any of the following diseases or medical conditions should consult a Neurosurgeon or Neurologist.
- Carotid stenosis
- Obstructive hydrocephalus
- Brain tumors
- Brain aneurysm
- Brachial plexus
- Acute encephalitis
Apart from the above medical conditions, there are more than over 300 diseases for which an individual should consult a Neurosurgeon.
Are Neurosurgeons and Neurologists the same?
Both Neurosurgeons and Neurologists are medical doctors who are specialized and well trained in Neurology and treat patients who are suffering from nervous system disorders. However, Neurosurgeons perform surgery and Neurologists use therapeutic ways [medications] to treat and cure a disease condition.
Can Neurosurgeon treat a brain tumor?
Yes, if the brain tumor is severe and surgery is required to remove it, then the Neurosurgeon can perform surgery. If medications can treat a brain tumor, then the patient should consult a Neurologist.
Can Neurosurgeon cure Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder that causes abnormal brain activity and leads to unusual behavior, loss of awareness, and loss of sensations. Any type of epilepsy can be diagnosed and treated by Neurologists. However, if a surgery is required to treat and cure Epilepsy, then Neurosurgeon can perform it.
What surgeries can be performed by a Neurosurgeon?
Neurosurgeons can perform any type of surgery that helps a patient to treat and cure diseases related to the nervous system.