Patient Education


Neurosurgical Services

Mid Florida Ortho in Florida

National Orthopedics and Neurosurgery is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, state-of-the-art neurosurgical care. Our surgeons are exceptionally skilled in the operating room, and highly experienced in diagnosing brain and spine problems, as well as providing non-surgical options for treatment. We believe that it is important to develop a doctor-patient relationship based upon mutual respect and trust. Towards this end, we strive to communicate fully with our patients and explain your condition and all of the treatment choices.

We understand that when you or your loved one is affected by a serious illness or injury, there are many concerns, worries and stresses. It is our goal to try to minimize these as much as possible, by treating each patient with respect and compassion, by explaining everything as completely as possible, by answering all of your questions, and by trying to schedule and coordinate tests, procedures and consultations in an efficient and timely fashion.

We know that we will be delivering the very finest medical and surgical care available, but we realize that it is equally important to understand the emotional and personal needs of our patients. If there is anything that we can do to help you at any time, please do not hesitate to ask.

Our surgeons and nurses provide neurosurgical care in many of the major hospitals in South Florida and provide individual and conscientious treatment using the most effective and modern techniques available in the world.

We hope our website can bring you valuable information about our practice, the neurological disorders we treat and the procedures we perform.

What is Neurosurgery?

Broadly speaking, Neurosurgery refers to surgery on the nervous system. This includes the brain, and the blood vessels supplying it, the spine and spinal cord, and nerves in the body that control our movements and allow us to feel sensation.

In the Brain ("Brain Surgery") some of the conditions commonly seen include:

Brain Aneurysms - Weaknesses on blood vessels that can burst, leading to death or stroke
Carotid Stenosis - Narrowing of the arteries supplying the brain, possible leading to stroke or a warning 'TIA'
Vascular Malformations - Which can bleed - some are congenital (meaning we are born with them), and some develop later in life
Brain Tumours - Both benign (often curable with surgery) and malignant (sadly often incurable, but sometimes controllable with surgery)
Acoustic Neuromas - A kind of tumour at the base of the brain, related to the hearing nerves
Trigeminal Neuralgia - Terrible 'spasms' of facial pain that are often curable with surgery
Hemifacial Spasm - Involuntary twitching on one side of the face - often curable with surgery
Hydrocephalus - A build up of fluid in the brain - sometimes treatable with an endoscope (a surgical camera) or with a shunt (to divert the fluid)
Head Injury - Blood clots ('haematomas') can develop after a head injury and some need to be removed with surgery

Some of the spinal conditions treated (in both the lower back and neck) include:

Herniated or 'Slipped' disc - Which presses on a nerve in the spine causing 'sciatica' (or pain in the leg)
Narrowing of the Spinal Canal - Causing leg or arm weakness or pain
Compression of the Spinal Cord - Causing arm and leg weakness or difficulty with fine movements
Tumours in the spine
Blood vessel abnormalities in the spine
Back Pain - Sometimes requiring treatment with 'spinal fusion'

Peripheral Nerve problems treated by a neurosurgeon include:

Carpal tunnel Syndrome - Burning and weakness in the hands, often worse at night
Ulnar Nerve Compression - Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, but caused by compression of a nerve at the elbow
Leg weakness caused by compression of nerves in the leg
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Nerve tumours in various places in the body and extremities

Our Neurosurgeons has unique training to be able to treat many of these potentially life altering, or life threatening problems. Please contact us or call our office to schedule a consultation: (877) 518-1188.

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