Neurosurgeon treats the diseases of brain, spinal cord and nerves and their subsystems. This is relatively newer medical superspeciality which has evolved in the last fifty years or so as a separate entity. Diseases of the brain and its subsystem pose a very difficult clinical setting to deal with. Arguably, neurosurgery is the most difficult and challenging of all medical specialties. A dream destination for many budding medical students, neurosurgery is one of the glamourous medical branch.
A neurosugeon undergoes a very vigorous training spanning almost 12 years to become one. This is one of the most difficult subjects to succeed as the examination process is laborius and passing rate very low. Once getting MCh degree, there are ample opportunities for a budding neurosurgeon in India. Most of the neurosurgeons prefer to be in larger cities leaving smaller cities without a basic facility of neurosurgery. As there are only a few medical schools having neurosurgery teaching facilities, there is always a great demand for neurosurgeons world over.
As I mentioned earlier, surgery of the brain is very complex, and margin of error too thin. It requires a great skill and practice to operate on the body’s greatest organ. It is very essential for any fresh neurosurgeon to spend sometime in a busy neurosurgical setting before honing their surgical skills.
With this background check, let us learn what are the diseases neurosurgeons treat.
- Brain injury due to trauma
- Brain tumors
- Bleeding in the brain
- Birth defects of brain and spine
- Slipped disc, spondylosis
- Spine injury