"I've had Dr. Hsu for two brain surgeries now with excellent results. First in 2009 at Loma Linda then again in 2011 at Irvine. He moved to UCI so I followed him there. Not only did the man save my life and keep me being me, over the two years and change in facilities he still knew my wife and children's names from only meeting them once before at Loma Linda. I have known others to have the same surgery with other doctor's who are not he same person after. Not all doctor's are the same, do your homework before surgery!!! If you need brain surgery Dr. Hsu is one of the best in the world. I will follow him to the end before taking my chances with someone else. I can't wait to see him again next month for my annual MRI review and give my hero a hug :) Love you Dr. Hsu"
Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.
Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
Traumatic brain injuries
Brain or spine tumors
Blood clots in the brain
Aneurysms or stroke
Spinal cord injuries
Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
Repair of severed nerves
Infections of the brain or spinal fluid
Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.
New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.