Neurosurgery is a surgical discipline that provides surgical options to address conditions affecting the central and peripheral nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
Central & Peripheral Nervous System
The central nervous system in humans comprises of the brain (together with the nerves existing from it) and spinal cord; whereas the spinal nerves arising from the cord and traveling out from there represent the peripheral nervous system.
Conditions Treated by a Neurosurgeon
- Spinal cord herniation
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Head/spinal cord trauma
- Tumours of the spine
- Some forms of movement disorders
Neurosurgery also addresses issues concerning the skull and spine and deals (dealing change to deals) with them surgically.
Dr. Aaron Tan Yew Chin
Resident Consultant Neurosurgeon
04-373 9191 (Ext. 5789)