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Neurosurgery - Dr. Medhkour

Contact: Dr. Medhkour | | (419) 383-3547

Professional Description

Neurological surgery is a medical and surgical specialty that provides operative and nonoperative management (ie, prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care, and rehabilitation) of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting sturctures and vascular supply; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes that modify the funciton or activity of the nervous ssystem, including hypophysis; and the operative and nonoperative management of pain.

As such, neurological surgery encompasses the surgical, nonsurgical, and stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system: disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, skull base, and their blood supply, including the surgery and endovascular treatment of disorders of the intracranial and extracranial vasculature supplying the brain and spinal cord; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column, including those that may require treatment by fusion, instrumentation, or endovascular techniques; and disorders of the cranial, peripheral, and spinal verves throughout their distribution.

Association Contact Information

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    5550 Meadowbrook Drive
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852
    (847) 378-0500

Source: American Medical Association. Graduate Medical Education Directory 2011-2012


Last Updated: 6/9/16