Patient Education Links

DISCLAIMER: These links provide general information about neurosurgery from many different sources and surgeons. For this reason, there are many different opinions related to pre-operative care, surgical judgement, surgical technique, post-operative care and others. The reader needs to discuss their personal issues with their surgeon. None of these sites are authoratative (ie, the final and only answer).

American Brain Tumor Association
http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/abta/primer.htm

American Brain Tumor Primer
http://www.abta.org/buildingknowledge5.htm

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/brainandspinaltumors/brainandspinaltumors.htm

Glioblastoma Multiforme
http://www.neurosurgerytoday.org/what/patient_e/glioblastoma_multiforme.asp

Craniotomy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craniotomy

Traumatic Brain Injury
http://www.neurosurgerytoday.org/what/patient_e/head.asp

Subdural Hematoma
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000713.htm
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/247472-overview

Intracerebral Hemorrhage
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000726.htm

Conditions & Treatments by Subspecialty
http://www.neurosurgerytoday.org/what/patient_e/condition_treatments.asp

Spine Surgery Descriptions
Patient-Education
Cervical Spine

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anterior_cervical_discectomy_and_fusion

Laminectomy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminectomy

Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc