Brain Disorders Treated:

  • Tumor
  • Infection
  • Trauma
  • Stroke
  • Movement Disorder—Parkinson’s Disease
  • Hydrocephalus/Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Arteritis Diagnostics
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Technologies Used:

  • Cyberknife for Tumors
  • BrainLab Navigation
  • Microscopic Techniques
  • Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

Procedures Performed:

  • Craniotomy for Trauma, Tumor, Infection
  • Stereotactic Biopsies and Ablations
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Decompressive Craniotomy for Stroke

General Guidelines for Patient Discharge Instructions:

Following Spine Surgery—Neck or Lower Back

  • Keep incision clean and dry.
  • Do not apply antibiotic ointment(s) to your wound.
  • You may shower but DO NOT soak incision and DO NOT allow direct water pressure on the incision; blot dry your incision with a towel after showering.
  • If a lower back brace is ordered, wear when up out of bed only; DO NOT sleep or lay in bed with your brace.
  • If a neck brace is ordered you may need to wear it at all times except for shower, shaving and hygiene—follow specific instructions provided by your neurosurgeon.
  • No lifting greater that 10 lbs.—similar to 2 gallons of milk.
  • No excessive twisting or heavy impact activity until discussed in your post-surgical clinic follow-up appointment. This includes avoidance of vacuuming, sweeping, lawn care, shoveling, etc.
  • Walk often, as much as is comfortable.
  • Take your pain medications and muscle relaxants as prescribed.
  • Light stretching and bending is appropriate –to comfort only; DO NOT strain your back.
  • You may sleep in any position that is comfortable, but do not stay on back for prolonged periods of time—try to sleep on your side if possible.
  • Keep pressure off your incision area.
  • Confirm a follow-up clinic appointment 7-10 days after your surgery at (361) 883-4323.

Call (361) 883-4323 if you have questions or concerns or if you experience:

  • increasing redness at the incision;
  • drainage from the incision;
  • uncontrolled pain;
  • loss of bowel or bladder control;
  • or body temperatures equal or greater than 101.5.
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