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Removing Spinal Cord Tumors

July 15, 2017
Spinal Cord Tumors Dallas, TX

The spinal cord can develop tumors, just like the rest of your body. And, while just the sound of such a thing sounds scary, we can remove them at Texas Neurosurgery and remove the pain you’ve been feeling with them. Spinal cord tumors Spinal cord tumors are similar to any other type of tumor. It’s […]

Helping Guide Your Brain Surgery While It Is Happening

June 15, 2017
Craniotomy Texas

The thought of being awake while a surgeon is operating on your brain strikes some people as akin to medieval torture. But the reality is quite the opposite. Because the brain doesn’t have any nerves/pain receptors, the patient feels nothing. But in certain brain surgeries, patient involvement is very helpful in locating areas such as […]

Fixing that Pain in the Neck — Cervical Discectomy

May 15, 2017

The cervical spine consists of the seven bones beginning at the base of the skull and running down to the trunk. The bones are separated by intervertebral discs that allow the spine to move freely. The neck has the greatest amount of movement of any area of the spine. Because of this, when one of […]

Arteriovenous Malformation

April 15, 2017

When developed normally, arteries carry blood containing oxygen from the heart to the brain, and veins carry blood with less oxygen away from the brain and back to the heart. When a person has an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), the blood vessels in the brain or on its surface are tangled and bypass normal brain tissue, […]

Dealing with Spinal Cord Tumors

March 15, 2017

A person never wants to hear that he or she has a tumor. But a “spinal cord tumor” can cause extra anxiety. The team at Texas Neurosurgery has extensive experience dealing with these types of tumors, creating successful outcomes. What is a spinal cord tumor? The name spinal cord tumor is a bit of a […]

Surgery to Correct Chiari Malformation

February 15, 2017

Chiari malformation is a structural abnormality in the brain where the cerebellum is located in a lower position than is normal. In these cases, the cerebellum is situated below the opening to the spinal cord. When the cerebellum occupies this lower position, more pressure is exerted on the cerebellum and the brain stem. This affects […]

Addressing Brain Tumors

January 15, 2017

The severity of a tumor located within the brain doesn’t need any explanation — it is life threatening. When a tumor is found and can be removed, we perform what is called a craniotomy. A craniotomy is surgery where we remove a portion of the skull to gain access to the brain. Surgery is usually […]

Hemifacial Spasm

December 15, 2016

Although it is not a common condition by any means, we sometimes see patients suffering from hemifacial spasm. Hemifacial spasm is a rare neuromuscular disease characterized by irregular, involuntary muscle contractions (spasms) on one side of the face. These spasms are triggered by the facial nerve, which originates in the brainstem and exits the skull […]

Relieving the Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia

November 15, 2016

The trigeminal nerve is the nerve that supplies sensation to your face. In a condition called trigeminal neuralgia that nerve starts sending out signals of severe pain, rather than what is actually happening on your face. This is a chronic pain condition that affects the 5th cranial nerve, which is one of the most widely […]

You Don’t Have to Live with Essential Tremor

October 15, 2016

Some people think that shaking is a part of growing older. Or they think that if they develop a shake it’s the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Actually, it could be essential tremor, a nerve disorder characterized by uncontrollable shaking, or “tremors,” in different parts of the body. While essential tremor is not life threatening, it […]

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