"For quite a while I was having pain in my back I went to a specialist where he send me to do a mri after that the specialist never contact me back with the results so I still dealing with the pain thinking that nothing serious is happening until I end up in the ER with horrible pain, the ER doctor ask for the results of the mri when he found out I had a herniated disk in my lumbar spine and needed to see a neurosurgeon. I was shocked could not believe my diagnosis especially when the mri was done two months before, the pain got worse from one day to another, part of my upper leg was numb and I needed to see a neurosurgeon ASAP. Trying to find a neurosurgeon everywhere could not find anyone until finally I found Dr. Keshavarzi. At the beginning I was not comfortable of having surgery but Dr. Keshavarzi was very honest and said you need surgery. I finally had a microdiscectomy at l5/ S1 which it went perfect. When I woke up I did not have any pain in my back and left leg. The entire team including my Doctor were excellent. Dr. Keshavarzi met with my husband to go over the post op care. Dr. Keshavarzi is very confident, and humorous but more importantly has a caring heart. I cannot thank Dr. Keshavarzi enough for what he has done for me. Definitely he is my savior I'm glad God put him in my path. Dr. Keshavarzi was so confident that he said when I see him again I'll be thanking him because you won't have any pain and I have to say he is a
man of his word. I will
recommend Dr. Keshavarzi with my eyes closed, I'm very grateful. Doctor, Thank you for all you do!! Loorna"
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.