When would you need to see a neurosurgeon?

Neurosurgeons are highly trained specialists who diagnose and treat conditions that affect the brain or spine, such as stroke and brain tumors . You can hear directly from a neurosurgeon when you watch the accompanying video. Neurosurgery can be quite complex and delicate, which is why patients prefer to go to a hospital with a reputation for excellence in neuroscience. Nevada Neurosciences Institute at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is the only dedicated center for neurological care in the Las Vegas region. Each of our patients receives world-class treatment and compassionate, personalized care.

When you have suffered a stroke
The outcome of a stroke is highly dependent upon the length of time between its onset and when the patient receives stroke care. Emergency responders will coordinate with the emergency care staff, so that the stroke care team is ready to evaluate and treat the patient immediately upon arrival.

The majority of strokes are ischemic, which means that they are caused by an obstruction that interferes with blood flow to the brain. If the patient gets to the hospital quickly enough, the doctors can use powerful clot-busting drugs to restore blood flow. In some cases, a neurosurgery team must perform interventional surgery to manually remove the obstruction.

When you have a br

ain tumor
The uncontrolled growth of cells can result in the formation of a tumor. A neurosurgeon can treat tumors that arise in the brain. These tumors may be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

Even noncancerous brain tumors may need to be treated to relieve symptoms and complications. Tumor treatment is particularly complex, and each treatment plan is tailored to the needs of the individual patient. A neurosurgeon may recommend stereotactic radiosurgery, which uses a precise, powerful beam of radiation to shrink the tumor.

When you ha
e a spinal disorder

Spinal disorders tend to be more common than brain disorders. Your primary care physician may refer you to a neurosurgeon if you have a spinal disorder such as the following:

  • Spinal stenosis

  • Herniated disc

  • Congenital defects

  • Siatica

  • Spinal trauma

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center attracts top neurosurgeons with impeccable credentials because of our reputation for putting our patients first. Our neurosurgery team treats complex brain and spine disorders, taking a collaborative approach to give our patients the best possible outcomes. To request a physician referral, call a registered nurse in Las Vegas at (702) 233-5300.

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