A neurosurgeon, also known as a brain surgeon, is a physician who specialises in the surgical treatment of the conditions or disorders that affect the nervous system. Nervous system comprises the brain, spine and the spinal cord. Some of the common treatments that are carried out by a neurosurgeon are for cerebral aneurysms, benign or cancerous brain and spinal tumors and injuries of brain or spinal cord. They also perform surgeries that involve patients rehabilitation after the treatment. A neurologist works in coordination with other specialists and healthcare professionals as a part of a team. While a Neurosurgeon provides surgical as well as non operative treatment meant for patients of all ages, the neurosurgeon specialised specially for the surgical treatment of the infant or children is known as pediatric neurosurgeon.
Neurosurgeon(s) in Singapore
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