Neurosurgery includes the treatment of brain tumors, blood vessel illnesses, epilepsy, movement disorders, trauma, infection, disc and bone disease in the spine, problems with peripheral nerves, including release of compression (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), removal of nerve tumors, and nerve biopsy for the diagnosis of complex peripheral nerve disorders.
Neurosurgery is a rapidly expanding field, and Valley Medical Center's Neurosurgery Clinic offers state-of-the-art image-guided surgery, minimizing the time and trauma in the operating room. Stereotactic radiosurgery can be a "no-touch" method of curing brain tumors. Epilepsy surgery is performed for epileptic seizure control when anti-epileptic medications have proved ineffective. Valley Medical Center is a leader in endovascular neurosurgery, a recent specialization of neurosurgery in which aneurysms and vascular malformations are cured by means of catheters, balloons and stents.
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