Cervical, lumbar and thoracic discectomies, vetebrectomy, laminectomy and spinal stabilization (instrumentation) surgeries are among the department’s areas of focus.
Non-elective or urgent surgeries are required for compression fractures, epidural and subdural hematomas, repairs of skull base, spinal fractures and their stabilization as well as compression of spinal cord.
They include surgical management of aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation and cavernoma, endarterectomy, intracerebral hematomas, vascular anastomoses and spinal AVMs.
This unit deals with surgical management of any and all brain and spinal tumors; meningiomas, glial tumors; cerebellopontine tumors; pituitary tumors; brain stem, pineal region, and posterior fossa tumors; skull base tumors; extramedullary or intramedullary spinal tumors; calvarial lesions; cranioplasty; craniofascial surgery; craniosynostosis; and reconstruction surgeries.
Shunt surgeries, neuroendoscopic procedures, third ventriculostomy and arachnoid cyst fenestration are carried out at this unit.
The unit deals with microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm and trigeminal neuralgia and placement of vagal nerve stimulator as well as epilepsy.
The department carries out peripheral nerve anastomoses, repair and surgeries of nerve entrapment syndromes.
This unit deals with surgical management of diseases that involve pediatric cerebro-spinal and nervous system. Neuroendoscopic hydrocephalus, cerebellar gliomas and deep brain tumors such as thalamic and hypothalamic gliomas as well as epilepsy are diagnosed and treated at hospitals and medical centers.
Gait analysis implies qualitative evaluation of movements and interpretation of the data. A gait analysis covers physical examination and three-dimensional assessment of movements.
Physical Examination: the analysis begins with detailed physical examination, evaluation of range-of-motion (ROM) and goniometric measurements. Height, weight, leg length and range-of-motion are measured.
Three-dimensional assessment of movement: markers are attached to certain body parts and movements are identified by infrared and DVD cameras while the person is walking on a platform and ultimately, the data is transferred to a special computer. The data is recorded and reviewed in the computer. Records are evaluated in graphic and three-dimensional image formats and results are reported.
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