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Neurosurgery Specialist

Brain and neurosurgeon specialist; is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of congenital, traumatic, vascular anomalies, tumors and infections of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

Neurosurgery Specialization Training Times:

  • 6 years Faculty of Medicine

  • 5 years of Specialization Training

Which Diseases Does a Neurosurgeon Specialist Treat?

Brain Tumors

Benign tumors

  • Arachnoid cyst

  • Acoustic neurinoma

  • Chordoma

  • Colloid Cyst

  • Dermoid and epidermoid tumors

  • Glomus jugulare tumor

  • Hemangioblastoma

  • Meningioma

  • Pineal region tumors

  • Vestibular shwannoma

Malignant Tumors

  • Astrocytoma

  • Ependymoma

  • Estezioneuroblastoma

  • Oligodendroglioma

  • Germinoma

  • Gliosarcoma

  • Glioblastoma multiforme

  • Mixt-malignant glioma

  • Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma)

  • Primary central nervous system lymphoma

  • Metastatic brain tumors

  • Pineal region tumors

Pituitary Tumors and Other Neuroendocrine Tumors

  • Craniopharyngioma

  • Pituitary adenomas

  • Pituitary cancer

  • Rathke kleft cyst

Spine Diseases

Cerebrovascular Diseases

  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

  • Brain aneurysm

  • Cavernous angioma

  • Cavernous malformation

  • Cerebrospinal CSF leak

  • Extracranial-intracranial bypass

  • Intracranial hypotension

  • Moya Moya disease

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Pediatric Diseases

Pain Diseases

  • Cosalgia

  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

  • Neuralgia

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Peripheral Nerve Diseases


  • Mesial frontal lobe epilepsy

  • Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

  • Other exstatemporal lobe epilepsy

Adult Hydrocephalus Diseases

  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus

  • Pseudotumor cerebri

Brain Injuries

What is the Difference Between Neurosurgery and Neurology?

Neurology is a specialty that diagnoses and treats neurological diseases (multiple sclerosis, stroke, parkinson, epilepsy, etc.). Both branches are in close relationship. In many diseases, they are in an exchange of ideas with each other. Neurosurgery, on the other hand, performs the medical and surgical treatments of the diseases listed above.

Tags: Brain surgery

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