At University of Mississippi Medical Center, anesthesiologists specialized in neuroanesthesiology provide anesthesia care for a comprehensive spectrum of neurosurgical procedures. Each year, about 1,300 patients undergo neurosurgical procedures at UMMC.
Anesthesia for neurosurgical procedures include:
- Trauma (head injury with intracranial hematoma, spine injury)
- Brain tumors (adult tumors, stereotactic biopsies, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors)
- Epilepsy surgery
- Neurovascular surgery (aneurysm clipping, arteriovenous malformations, carotid endarterectomy, moyamoya disease, extra cranial-intracranial bypass surgeries)
- Movement disorder surgery (deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease)
- Trigeminal neuralgia and chronic facial pain
- Pediatric neurosurgery (Arnold-Chiari malformation, craniosynostosis, spina bifida, scoliosis surgery)
- Endovascular neurosurgery (aneurysm coiling, arteriovenous malformations, embolization of vessels for cancer patients prior to major surgical procedures), treatment of vasospasm after aneurysm surgery, stenting procedures for carotid surgery
- Pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors
- Comprehensive stroke program
- Awake craniotomy (speech mapping, motor cortex mapping)
- Sitting craniotomy (posterior fossa tumors, posterior cervical spine surgery)
- Complex spine surgery, ERAS (Enhanced recovery after surgery) for major lumbar spine surgical procedures.
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