Different Uses for CyberKnife® Radiosurgery

CyberKnife® radiosurgery is an incredible innovation that has revolutionized the field of treatment for cancer and more. It involves no scalpels, cuts, or anesthesia – only precise beams of radiation. With this technology, doctors can treat several medical conditions more safely and effectively than ever before. IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedics – a leading neurosurgical […]

Considering Spine Surgery: When Is the Right Time?

It’s a common question on the minds of many back pain sufferers: is it time to consider surgery? Ultimately, that can only be answered by consulting a physician. When other non-surgical treatment options fail, it could be time to have this conversation with your doctor. If you’re considering spine surgery, IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedics […]

How Fast Action Can Help Reduce the Effects of a Stroke

Also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), a stroke occurs when blood flow is cut off from the brain. Strokes are commonly caused by cerebral blood clots, but they can also result from a burst cerebral aneurysm. In either case, a fast reaction to a stroke can have a positive impact on the victim’s health […]

Aneurysm Risk Factors: What to Know

An aneurysm is a serious medical condition caused by the weakening of an artery wall. When this happens, the artery becomes locally enlarged and can even burst. Cerebral aneurysms, as their names suggest, occur in the brain and can cause any number of severe symptoms upon rupturing, such as headaches, nausea, seizures, confusion, and more. […]

What to Expect After ACDF Surgery

When your doctor first mentioned surgery, you probably had numerous questions, primarily: "what is the recovery process?" These concerns are understandable, especially when you're dealing with neck surgery like Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion surgery (ACDF). But when you're working with IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedic's adept, highly-experienced surgeons, you'll receive the expert care and [...]

What Is the Best Hydrocephalus Treatment?

What is hydrocephalus? Hydrocephalus has been commonly called "water on the brain" or "fluid on the brain." The water in reference here is actually cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which has pooled in the brain due to an imbalance in the amount produced vs. the amount the body can absorb. Normally, CSF continuously flows through brain cavities [...]

What Are Bone Cysts?

Bone cysts are fluid-filled growths that appear inside a bone. While they are benign, bone cysts that appear on x-rays can still be stressful, as they can lead to bone weakness, deformation, and potential fractures. Thinking about it might be unpleasant, but quite often, bone cysts are easily treated or simply heal over time on [...]

Closed-Loop Brain Stimulation Systems Are Getting Smarter

Closed-Loop Brain Stimulation Systems Are Getting Smarter A widely-used neurological technique, Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used in modifying and rehabilitating brain function. Currently under development, Closed-loop or “smart” DBS systems are the next evolutionary step in neuronal signal augmentation and may offer physicians more individualized treatment possibilities for their patients. Watch Board Certified Neurosurgeon, […]

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