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In the popular imagination, brain surgery is always a complex and dangerous undertaking that requires month of recovery. In today's neurosurgery climate, brain surgery is often minimally invasive or reliant upon imaging technology.

Of course, some brain surgery is highly complicated, requiring several neurosurgeons, multiple days of work, and ongoing monitoring of the patient. No matter where you fall on this continuum, a skilled neurosurgeon can help you minimize the risks of surgery while producing the best possible outcome. In addition to training in neurology, neurosurgeons have undergone training in the complexities of operating on our most sensitive and important of organs—the brain.

Before selecting a neurosurgeon, ask the following questions:

  • Is neurosurgery the best option for me, or is there a less invasive option?
  • What are the risks and benefits of surgery?
  • How many surgeries have you performed, and what were the outcomes?
  • What specific training have you undergone? What do you do to remain up-to-date in your field?
  • Are you board-certified? When did you become certified? If you are not certified, do you intend to seek certification?

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