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Navigating Neurosurgery

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If you’ve never had an appointment with a neurosurgeon, you might think that a neurosurgeon’s sole responsibility is brain surgery. But while brain surgery is absolutely a big part of the picture, neurosurgeons also diagnose and treat a variety of nervous system conditions.

Ryan Moncman, DO, neurosurgeon at AdventHealth Waterman, is breaking down the basics regarding neurosurgical care and sharing the advanced technology available at AdventHealth Waterman.

Keep reading to discover how you or a loved one might benefit from neurosurgical care.

Conditions That May Require Neurosurgical Care

Neurosurgery can help treat many brain, nerve and spinal cord conditions, including:

  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Head, neck and spine injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Seizure disorders, like epilepsy
  • Strokes, aneurysms and blood clots

Your neurosurgeon can help you navigate your condition and determine if neurosurgery would be beneficial to help you get back to better health.

Neurological Symptoms To Look For

In addition to treating known neurological conditions, if you begin experiencing new symptoms affecting your nervous system, your neurosurgeon can order testing and work with you to find a diagnosis.

  • Confusion
  • Persistent or sudden onset headaches
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Paralysis
  • Poor coordination
  • Seizures or tremors

“If you don’t have an official diagnosis, but you experience any of these symptoms affecting your nervous system, you may benefit from reaching out to a neurologist or neurosurgeon for further testing,” shares Dr. Moncman. “We’ll work together to figure out what’s causing your issues and help you get back to feeling your best.”

Innovative Neurosurgical Care Close to Home

The highly qualified neurosurgical experts at AdventHealth Waterman are equipped to treat a wide array of traumas and health conditions related to your brain and spine, including:

  • Brain tumors
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Fusions for herniated discs
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Laminectomy
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic injuries

You can count on our thoroughly trained, skilled surgeons to use state-of-the-art technology, including:

  • Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
  • GammaTile® radiation therapy
  • MR-guided focused ultrasound

“Our innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques offer our patients a less painful method than traditional surgery, leading to quicker recoveries,” says Dr. Moncman. “Whether you’re needing neurosurgical care due to a stroke or tumor or after experiencing a traumatic injury, our team is dedicated to your well-being.”

Begin Your Journey to Better Neurological Health

If you’re ready to take the next step in your health journey, our neurosurgical experts can help you find relief. To learn more about our neurosurgery program at AdventHealth Waterman, request an appointment with Dr. Moncman today.

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