Professor MD Wolf-Peter Sollmann
In many cases, treatment of neurological diseases is impossible without neurosurgery. With the help of state-of-art technologies and modern methods, surgeons manage to restore normal functioning of neural system. Find out why neurosurgery in Germany is the best option for you, and why the Clinic of Braunsweig is preferable.
Neurosurgery is a sphere of surgery aimed at treating diseases and pathologies of spine and CNS (central nervous system). The field of neurosurgery is among the most complicated areas: it requires a lot of specific knowledge and perfect skills for a surgeon to perform operations. Neurosurgery in Germany deals with five basic types of diseases: cerebrovascular, head traumas, degenerative diseases of spine, tumors, and functional pathologies.
The field of neurosurgery embraces hundreds of diseases, but we will describe the pathologies and conditions that are most commonly treated.
Hemorrhagic stroke has very unpleasant symptoms, and affects CNS considerably . It can be defined with the help of CT scanning. There are two kinds of brain hemorrhage: subarachnoid and intracerebral. The first happens when blood gets into membranes covering the brain, and usually develops in people after 40-50. The second takes place when blood clots form in brain tissues (any area of brain), and occurs more often.
This is one of the most common problems. Many head traumas are fatal, others – lead to serious complications and disability, and even coma. Surgeries allow restore brain and spine functions and avoid disability. Large blood clots lead to serious head injury.
There are primary and secondaryintracranial tumors. Primary lumps usually do not form metastases, and affect cerebral membranes. Secondary lumps usually appear to be malignant cancer cells outside brain covering. It may have no symptoms at all, but at later stages, starts pressing brain against skull and increases intracranial pressure (it causes pain, drowsiness, irritation). Advanced tumor causes problems with speech and ringing in ears. Thanks to recent advances in medicine, neurosurgery in Germany allows curing even well-developed brain tumors.
This is another common problem that may affect up to 90 per cent of population in different countries: people experience back pain sooner or later in their lives. Back pain affects work and normal life. As a rule, people with pain in the lumbar spine address doctors. Degeneration of spine discs happens due to heavy load of spine and may lead to nerve compression. As the result, a person experiences pain, tingling, numbness, and restriction of movements.
These take place during development of embryo. If any defects during natural growth occur, an infant may have in-born abnormalities like encephaloceles, myelomeningoceles, craniosynostosis and hydrocephalus. Neurosurgery allows curing congenital disorders fully or partially.
Infections of brain cause brain abscesses which, in their turn, lead to seizures, mental disorders, neurologic signs, high intracranial pressure. MRI and CT scans allow identifying brain abscesses correctly. As a rule, neurosurgery is indicated when abscess does not disappear, or gets worse after antibiotic treatment, or massive brain herniation occurs. spinal epidural abscess may also happen, though, rarely.
Functional neurosurgery is an operation aimed at managing epilepsy, movement disorders and severe pains. For instance, stereotactic neurosurgery is used to stabilize movement abilities by putting a frame on the scalp.
Seizure disorders affect about 0.7% of population. Most seizures are caused by problems with temporal lobes, sometimes seizures get worse because of drug side effects. Serious cases require partial anterior temporal lobectomy. Neurosurgery is a way out when seizures repeat and lead to injuries, person has driving restrictions, has difficulty with social interaction, employment and studying.
Neurosurgery is a serious step, and you want to make sure that treatment will be provided by a decent clinic and highly experienced doctors. The Clinic of Braunsweig is the place where people with different brain and spine injuries and disorders can cure totally. What makes us special?
Neurosurgery in Germany and the Clinic of Braunsweig is the most optimal choice for those who care about their health.