Open, Conventional, Minimally invasive and Interventional
Neurosurgery deals specifically with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries of the entire nervous system. The neurosurgeon works closely with the neurologist.
The neurosurgon’s area of expertise encompasses operations such as the removal of brain or spinal cord tumours, and the treatment of brain haemorrhages as well as slipped discs. He/she is also responsible for surgery on the nerves of the face, hands and legs.
Neurosurgeons use specialised surgical techniques for operating on the nervous system. Due to the highly sensitive types of surgeries that are done, neurosurgeons use modern, computer-aided navigation systems that allow a high degree of precision and minimise the invasiveness at the same time.