Brain/Cranial Specialist

Neurosurgical Associates of Tampa Bay -  - Neurosurgeon

Neurosurgical Associates of Tampa Bay

Neurosurgeons located in St. Petersburg, FL

The doctors at Neurosurgical Associates of Tampa Bay are highly trained and experienced. They are able to perform brain surgery on residents throughout the Tampa Bay area, Florida. This is a delicate procedure and our doctors have the high levels of stamina and dexterity needed to perform and meet the needs of each patient.

Brain/Cranial Q & A

What is brain surgery?

Brain surgery is a variety of procedures employed to repair structural problems in the brain.  There are numerous types of brain surgery and the type used is determined by the condition,  and the location of the brain being treated. Medical and technological advances have improved, and now some procedures can be done without making an incision in the patient’s head.

What conditions does brain surgery treat?

Brain surgery corrects physical abnormalities in the brain which could have been caused by disease, injury, or birth defects. Some of the conditions commonly treated by surgery include:

  • Stroke
  • Tumors, including pituitary
  • Epilepsy
  • AVM
  • Hemorrhages:
    • Subdural
    • Epidural
    • Hematomas
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Abscesses
  • Cysts
  • Skull fracture
  • Refractory Vertigo
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Abnormal blood vessels
  • Pressure following injury
  • Neuralgia
    • Trigeminal
    • Geniculate
    • Glossopharyngeal

What kinds of brain surgery exist?

  • Craniotomy: This procedure involves an incision into the scalp and skull, allowing the surgeon access to the brain through a hole in the skull, or bone flap. This is also called open brain surgery. The surgeon may employ this technique to remove a tumor, clip an aneurysm, drain excess blood or fluid, or remove abnormal brain tissue.
  • Biopsy: This procedure removes a small sample of brain tissue or tumor for examination and testing. It typically involves a small incision into the skull.
  • Endonasal Endoscopic Surgery: The surgeon accesses the brain through the nose and sinuses in this minimally invasive procedure.  An endoscope is used to guide the surgeon’s tools to remove tumors or lesions from the brain. This is used to treat the pituitary gland, the base of the skull and tumors spreading across the brain.
  • Neuroendoscopy: This procedure also uses an endoscope to remove brain tumors, but the surgeon will make small holes in the skull to access the brain.

What kinds of tumors are there?

There are many different types of brain tumors. Those include:

For more information about cranial health and conditions which could be affecting it, contact the office to schedule a consultation with one of the skilled surgeons.