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At Specialty Care Clinics, we employ board-certified and fellowship-trained brain surgeons. These expert Neurosurgery & spine specialists make sure that you receive top-level healthcare & treatment for your ailments.

Humankind has been familiar with disorders of the nervous system and brain for years. Parkinson's disease, for instance, was referred to as the ‘shaking palsy' in 1817. It was only late into the 20th century, although, that a deficiency in the neurotransmitter dopamine was discovered as the cause of Parkinson's disease and its symptoms like tremors and muscle rigidity. Alzheimer's disease was first discussed in 1906.

What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is a branch of medical science which deals with disorders, diseases, and conditions of the nervous system. The terminology neurosurgery comes from a combination of 2 words - 'Neuron'' meaning nerve and ''Surgery” meaning ''to operate".

There are around a hundred billion neurons in the brain, capable of generating their own impulses and of receiving and sending or transmitting impulses from neighboring cells.

We offer a continuum of treatment services, starting with a conservative approach and moving on to more advanced therapies if your condition warrants it.

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Neurosurgery includes the treatment and surgery of:

  •   The central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and also autonomic nervous system.
  •   Structural and functional disorders of the nervous system starting from birth defects through to degenerative diseases like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

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Who is a Neurosurgeon?

Neurosurgeons perform surgery on the brain, spine, or nerves of the limbs or extremities. They treat patients of all ages, starting from new-borns with congenital neurological abnormalities or birth defects to elderly individuals who might have suffered a stroke, for instance.

Neurosurgeons are also included in the treatment of nerve injuries, neuroblastoma, and infections of the central nervous system, and also neurodegenerative diseases.

A major part of diagnosing and assessing patients for neurosurgery includes the use of imaging studies like computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and angiograms.


Our expert Neurosurgeon is experienced in minimally-invasive treatment and complex surgical procedures including:

  •   Lumbar puncture
  •   Tensilon test
  •   Electromyography (EMG)
  •   Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  •   Computed tomography, or CT scan
  •   Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI scan
  •   Positron emission tomography, or PET scan
  •   Other diagnostic procedures involve sleep studies and angiography. Angiography decides blockages in the blood vessels going to the brain.
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Neurosurgeons manage and treat neurological conditions or complications with the nervous system. Symptoms that commonly need a neurosurgeons to involve:

Our expert neurosurgeon with over 30 years of experience will help you or anyone you know in managing symptoms and neurological disorders.

You can book an appointment with Dr. David Masel, our resident expert neurosurgeon for a consultation.

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