Surgical Services for Neurological Conditions
At TexomaCare, we diagnose and treat patients with injuries or diseases of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Our neurosurgeon uses surgical and non-surgical methods to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
A brain aneurysm is a widening or ballooning of a blood vessel in the brain caused by a weakness in the artery walls. Most brain aneurysms aren’t discovered until they rupture. Symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm may include a sudden and severe headache, nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness and signs of a stroke. Treatment depends on the size and location of the aneurysm and whether it has burst.
Chronic Low Back Pain
Low back pain impacts nearly 80 percent of adults at least once during their lifetime, according to the National Institutes of Health. Most low back pain is short-term, lasting between four and 12 weeks. However, chronic back pain can last more than 12 weeks.
Spinal tumors may be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). The treatment of benign tumors depends on symptoms, such as pain or lack of mobility, and may be treated with a watch-and-wait approach, medication, radiation or surgery. Malignant tumors can be treated with radiation and chemotherapy. Surgery is often used in addition to these treatments to relieve pain, stabilize the spine and improve quality of life.
A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain that can originate in the brain or travel to the brain from another part of the body. Like spinal tumors, brain tumors fall into two categories: benign or malignant.
Benign tumors usually do not recur once they are removed and do not invade surrounding tissue. However, they cause symptoms similar to cancerous tumors because of their size and location in the brain.
Malignant brain tumors contain cancer cells. They are usually fast growing and invade tissue, but they rarely spread to other areas of the body. Malignant tumors can recur after treatment. Sometimes, brain tumors are not cancer, but they are called malignant because of their size and location.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The skull protects the brain from most minor bangs and bumps, but severe head injuries can occur from falls, motor vehicle accidents and contact sports. When this happens, the brain moves inside the skull causing bleeding, tearing of tissues and swelling.
Common head injuries include skull fractures, concussions and traumatic brain injury that causes moderate to severe damage to the brain.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that carries signals between the brain and the body. When a spinal cord injury occurs, the signals are disrupted. This usually happens from a sudden blow to the spine that often fractures or dislocates vertebrae. Spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete. With a complete injury, there is no motor function below the injury. With an incomplete injury, there is still some movement and sensation below the injury.
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral nerves are nerves that are outside the brain and spinal cord. There are many types of peripheral nerve disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms may include numbness, pain, muscle weakness and tingling. Treatment can help reduce pain and alleviate symptoms.
Other Services Provided:
- Robotic spine surgery
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Artificial disc replacement
- Complex and revision surgery
- Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion
- Spinal reconstruction
- Degenerative spine disease
- Disc herniation, spondylolisthesis
- Meningioma, schwannoma, neurofibromatosis
- Sciatica, radiculopathy
- Kyphosis and scoliosis surgery
- Chiari decompression
- Brain and spine shunting procedures
TexomaCare Neurosurgery at Denison
5012 S US Hwy 75
Denison, TX 75020