Dr Spittaler Surgery

Brain Surgery

Brain Surgery at Hunter Neurosurgery, Newcastle

Some of the common conditions and procedures:

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Cranial Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Pituitary Tumours
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Carotid stenosis – narrowing of the arteries supplying the brain, possible leading to stroke or a warning ‘TIA’
  • Vascular malformations – which can bleed. Some are congenital (meaning we are born with them), and some develop later in life
  • Brain tumours – both benign (often curable with surgery) and malignant (sadly often incurable, but sometimes controllable with surgery)
  • Acoustic neuromas – a kind of tumour at the base of the brain, related to the hearing nerves
  • Trigeminal neuralgia – terrible ‘spasms’ of facial pain that are often curable with surgery
  • Hemifacial spasm – involuntary twitching on one side of the face – often curable with surgery
  • Hydrocephalus – a build up of fluid in the brain – sometimes treatable with an endoscope (a surgical camera) or with a shunt (to divert the fluid)
  • Head injury – blood clots (haematomas) can develop after a head injury and some need to be removed with surgery

A neurosurgeon has unique training to be able to treat many of these potentially life altering, or life threatening, problems. Dr Spittaler welcomes all new enquiries and referrals.

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