neurosurgeon

The Difference Between a Neurologist and a Neurosurgeon

There are many different types of doctors who specialize in treating nervous system conditions. When it comes to neurological disorders, you want to make sure you’re seeing the right specialist for your needs. While neurologists and neurosurgeons are medical doctors specializing in treating these disorders, there are some key differences between the two professions.  So…

Gleolan Treatment

Gleolan (5-ALA) Gleolan, also called ALA HCI or 5-ALA, is one of the most groundbreaking and modern methods available for brain tumor surgery. Gleolan is a visual imaging contrast agent that is used to help map out and define high-grade primary brain tumors like Glioblastoma for surgical removal. This exciting new method allows neurosurgeons to…

What Is Awake Craniotomy?

Sometimes the very best technology that we have is not the newest one. Awake craniotomies, also known as awake brain surgery, have been performed safely for decades and maybe even centuries if you count trephinations, which is a hole saw. Awake craniotomy is a simple and elegant procedure performed on the brain while the patient…

Brain Tumors and Treatment Options

A brain tumor, known as an intracranial tumor, is a mass or growth of abnormal cells in the brain. Not all brain tumors are cancerous. Still, any growth inside the rigid skull can lead to problems. When malignant or benign tumors grow, they can increase pressure inside the skull. This can cause brain damage and…