Neurosurgery

Our philosophy is to listen to you, understand your needs and come up with the treatment plan that suits you.

Neurosurgery focuses on the conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the brain, the spine, the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves.

The Neurosurgery Department of Mediterraneo First Care is staffed with experienced Neurosurgeons, who provide personalized services in a prompt, responsible and safe manner.

The following conditions are treated:

  • Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD)
  • Extrapyramidal disorders (eg Parkinson’s disease, dystonia) & various forms of tremor
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CNS) disorders – Hydrocephalus
  • Brain biopsies
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Brain Surgery

Brain surgery is performed either urgently in cases when the patient’s life is in imminent danger of or it can be scheduled to treat multiple conditions.

Brain surgery has evolved over the last 20 years, and the results are impressive compared to previous decades.

A plethora of technological improvements that are now available to Neurosurgeons have contributed to dramatically increasing success rates:

Such as the use of an operating microscope , intraoperative radioscopy, intraoperative angiography and computed tomography, navigation devices,  neurophysiological   monitoring during surgery , which  help check nerve route status, integrity and topography.

All this equipment is actually available in the Operating Rooms of Mediterraneo Hospital and helps neurosurgeons in their daily practice, even in the most demanding cases.

Bone Marrow and Spinal Nerve Surgery

Bone marrow surgery capitalizes on all the advantages brain surgery has to offer, the outcome being exceptional so far.

The high rate of spinal cord surgeries performed at Mediterraneo Hospital, combined with cutting-edge equipment make the Mediterraneo Group Neurosurgery department a model centre in Europe.

Parkinson Disease

Surgical treatment in some cases of Parkinsonian patients is based on the application of a special technique known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).

Chronic Pain Resistant To Treatment

In cooperation with our Centre for Pain Management, when dealing with patients who are not responsive to other treatments, a spinal pump is used to inject morphine. There is also a new technique, neuromodulation, in which case electrodes are attached either percutaneously or by means of surgery in the bone marrow or in the peripheral nerves depending on pain type and location. By conducting electrical current, thanks to battery powered devices, which are implanted in most cases right below the skin of the abdomen, specific nerves are  stimulated thus replacing the sense of pain with another less unpleasant sense (hemodia).

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