This surgery involves removing a small section of the skull to give a surgeon access to the brain and surrounding structures.
Brain surgery involves removing a small section of the skull to give a surgeon access to the brain and surrounding structures.
Your healthcare provider may perform brain surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including:
This care path includes the cost of brain surgery to remove a tumor from the brain.
If your healthcare provider recommends brain surgery, various diagnostic studies may be done beforehand to determine the exact area of the brain to operate on during surgery. These tests may include an:
Prior to surgery, tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking (including over-the-counter medications and supplements). Ask about specific instructions you should follow before surgery, such as:
If you are a smoker, you should quit smoking, as it can interfere with your recovery.
During your surgery, you will receive anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain free.
You will likely spend five to seven days in the hospital after surgery.
If your healthcare provider recommends brain surgery, ask the following questions.
Prior to discharge, you should understand all home care instructions. This includes symptoms to report before your next appointment, medications and their side effects, and follow-up plans. Do not forget to arrange for transportation to and from the facility and for help at home.
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