Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery deals with the surgical management of brain and spinal disease as well as with peripheral nerve disease and surgical treatment thereof.

Brain Surgery

Skull and brain surgery quite often are opted for either in case of an emergency, when the patient’s life or vital organs are at stake, or they may be scheduled with a view to treating various types of disease. In the past two decades brain surgery has evolved greatly thanks to technology and surgical outcomes today are impressive compared to those of previous decades.

The use of an operating microscope for surgeons, intraoperative radioscopy, intraoperative angiography and computed tomography,navigation devices,  neurophysiological   monitoring during surgery to help check nerve route status, integrity and topography along with a wide range of specially-made tools allows surgeons to operate on serious cases which would have meant a host of post-op problems in the past. All this equipment is actually available in the Operating Rooms of Mediterraneo Hospital and helps neurosurgeons in their daily practice.
The acquisition of the first  portable CT Scan O-ARM by Medtronic in Greece, in conjunction with the Navigation module, allows the performance  of extremely delicate surgical interventions in parts of the brain that until now were out of reach.

Bone Marrow and Spinal Nerve Surgery

Bone marrow surgery capitalizes on all the advantages brain surgery has to offer, the outcome being exceptional so far.

  • Bone marrow tumor surgery
    Tumors which are located in the sensitive bone marrow area may be removed with the use of microsurgery and laser; intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and navigation devices are used
  • Disc herniation is dealt with through the use of microsurgical techniques and intraoperative radioscopy, without incisions and with the most limited hospital stay possible.
  • Bone marrow decompression is achieved thanks to the use of open or minimally invasive techniques and navigation devices.


Chronic Pain Resistant To Treatment

In cooperation with our Centre for Pain Management, when dealing with patients who are not responsive to other treatments, a spinal pump is used  to inject morphine. There is also a new technique, neuromodulation, in which case electrodes are attached either percutaneously or by means of surgery in the bone marrow or in the peripheral nerves depending on pain type and location. By conducting electrical current, thanks to battery powered devices, which are implanted  in most cases right below the skin of the abdomen, specific nerves are being stimulated thus replacing the sense of pain with another less unpleasant sense (hemodia).
Characteristic indications and symptoms making doctors opt for this technique include chronic back pain or/and leg pain after (normally many) spinal surgeries, various types of headache but also chest pain (angina) and vascular pain in the legs. This technique is moreover used to manage several forms of incontinence of the bladder and the intestines.
OUTPATIENT NEUROSURGERY SERVICES
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To make an appointment, please call the Secretariat at 210 911 7000, ext. 710 & 730

“You helped us through a traumatic time with keeping us informed of test results and further tests required. You shared our disappointments and good news. I have never experienced any medical staff so supportive and understanding.”

Paul & Jackie R., May 2014

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