Services and Procedures
What is neurosurgery and what conditions can it treat?
Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is the medical discipline concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment and rehabilitation of disorders which affect the nervous system and include the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
Neurosurgeons perform surgery on the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves and coordinate teams of nurses and surgeons in the operating theatre. They are responsible for complex, life-saving procedures that take great skill and dexterity.
When do you need to see a neurosurgeon?
If you or your loved ones have concerns about health and conditions in the brain, nervous system, scalp, skull, and spine you should think seriously about consulting a neurosurgeon.
A neurosurgeon can also advise you on the following symptoms:
- Chronic pain
- Head pain or trauma
- Neck, back and leg pain
- Pinched nerves
Neurosurgeons also specialise in the non-surgical treatment of neck, back, and leg pain, herniated discs, degenerative disc diseases, and other conditions affecting the nervous system. Their specialist opinion and subsequent treatment may have life-saving consequences for you and your loved ones.
Why you should consider our neurosurgeons in Singapore
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre’s experienced neurosurgeons treat conditions affecting the brain, spine, and nervous system. Based in Singapore, our highly trained specialist neurosurgeons and their team of nurse clinicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are dedicated to caring for neurosurgery patients on a daily basis.
Our specialists have extensive expertise in areas such as the treatment of brain tumours, neurovascular disorders, spine disorders, and head injuries. They are available to advise you on the most appropriate treatment methods for you or your loved ones.
Major Areas of Specialisation
Our team of neurosurgeons treats a full range of neurological conditions. From the very first consultation, our specialists will accompany you on your journey to recovery. Their careful and correct diagnosis of your condition will determine your treatment plan, including surgical intervention, expert clinical care and rehabilitation. They ensure ongoing care and monitoring of every step of your recovery.
- Acoustic neuromas
- Tumors of the cerebellopontine angle and jugular foramen including meningiomas, schwannomas and glomus tumors
- Lesions of the petrous apex including cholesterol granulomas and cholesteatomas
- Cranial nerve neoplasms
- Developmental and congenital abnormalities including basilar impression and Chiari malformation.
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Awake Craniotomy
- Brain and spinal surgery
- Brain aneurysm
- Brain tumour surgery
- Computerised tomography (CT) Scan
- Cranial Base
- Vascular lesions including aneurysms, angiomas and artcriovenous malformations
- Cerebrospinal fluid leak
- Post-traumatic reconstruction
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery
- Digital subtraction angiography (DSA)
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyogram (EMG)
- Functional Neurosurgery
- Movement disorders and Parkinson’s Disease
- Gamma knife radiosurgery
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Neurological diagnostic
- Neurological surgery
- Brain Tumours
- Stereotactic Biopsy
- Surgery for tumors
- Metastatic Tumour
- Head Injury
- Subdural Hematoma (SDH)
- Chronic Subdural Hematoma (SDH)
- Acute Subdural Hematoma (SDH)
- Extra Dural Hematoma (EDH)
- Intracerebral Hematoma (ICH)
- Skull Fracture
- Neurovascular surgery
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)
- PET-MRI scan
- Pinched nerves
- Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
- Robotic surgery
- Sleep disorder
- Skull base
- Anterior and middle cranial base
- Neoplasms of the nasal and sinus cavities and nasopharynx
- Meningiomas involving the orbit, frontal fossa, sphenoid wings and cavernous sinus
- Other tumors of the orbit and cavernous sinus
- Bone tumors including chordoma, chondrosarcoma and fibrous dysplasia
- Pituitary and other tumors of the sella
- Craniofacial vascular malformations
- Traumatic or neoplastic compression of the optic nerve
- Spinal injections
- Posterior and Lateral Cranial Base
- Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery
- Spine disorders
- Degenerative disease of the spine (Spondylosis)
- Disc herniation
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Spinal tumours
- Spinal trauma
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
Did you know?
Neurons are nerve cells that are known as the building blocks of the nervous system. They communicate with each other using chemical and electrical signals. The human brain consists of approximately 100 billion neurons that would stretch about 1000 km if lined up.Request an appointment with a neurosurgeon today.