Neurological Conditions and Their Treatment Options - Traumatic Brain Injuries


  • Decompressive craniectomy
  • Significant brain trauma often causes swelling, [edema], of the brain. The skull is a rigid closed container and pressure can rapidly increase and threaten survival. Crainiectomy produces a large opening in the skull to allow extra space for the brain to swell until the edema resolves. This is frequently an emergency procedure. Evacuation of intracranial hematoma Brain injury is often associated by bleeding in or next to the brain producing a clot, [hematoma]. The clot can rapidly produce damaging pressure against the brain which can be treated by surgical removal. This is frequently an emergency procedure. Cranioplasty After a craniectomy when the brain swelling resolves and the patient recovers, the skull can be repaired for protection of the brain and cosmetic reasons. The skull opening can be repaired with the patient's preserved bone or a variety of synthetic substitute materials.


Peripheral Nerve Surgery Recovery

The recovery time after peripheral nerve surgery varies greatly depending on the procedure as well as the individual patient. It is important for patients to regain mobility to. For more information regarding your expected recovery time please make an appointment with one of our neurosurgeons.



Appointments at California Neurosurgical Institute

CNI works with most insurance companies and is an in-network provider for these insurances. In most cases, CNI doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need, and the team members who will care for you or your family have the expertise and skills to provide the best care possible.




If you are currently suffering from a brain or spine disorder, or are experiencing persistent pain for a minimum of 6 months, you should consult with a neurosurgeon at CNI. The surgeon will evaluate your condition and suggest the best possible treatment options. Take the first step to feeling better and call today to schedule a consultation.

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