Neurosurgery is a medical specialism concerning operable diseases of the nervous system, skull and spine.

The main areas are: neuro trauma (accidental damage to the nervous system and its supporting structures), neuro-oncology (cancer of the central and peripheral nervous system), vascular neurosurgery (vascular disorders of the central nervous system), spinal surgery (pathological processes affecting elements of the spine) functional neurosurgery (treatment of pain, epilepsy, movement disorders) and pediatric neurosurgery.

When and with what kind of complaints should you consult a neurosurgeon?

  • if your doctor has diagnosed a lesion in the nervous system or its supporting elements that requires neurosurgical advice,
  • neck, back or waist pain caused by abrasions affecting the spine and/or pain radiating to the limbs (stemming from disc herniation, spinal stenosis, slipped vertebra, etc.),
  • in the case of a spinal tumor located in the spinal canal and affecting the spinal column,
  • in the case of cranial neuropathies - brain tumor, cavernous malformation (cavernoma), cerebrovascular disorders (hydrocephalus, normal pressure hydrocephalus),
  • numbness of the hands caused by tunnel syndromes (carpal, ulnar).

What happens during a neurosurgical examination?

  • Assessment of medical history and complaints and symptoms.
  • Review of previous medical documentation, evaluation of imaging studies (RTG, CT, MRI).
  • Clinical patient examination, neurological examination.
  • Joint assessment of clinical and radiological symptoms, establishment of causal relationships.
  • Establishment of a therapeutic plan (determination of further studies, conservative treatment or surgical solution).
  • Informing the patient about their illness and its treatment options.
  • Preparation of medical documentation.

How should you arrive for the examination?

Please bring your previous complete medical records with you, as well as - if available - RTG, CT or MRI test images.