Brain and Spine Surgeries

Brain and spine surgeries are specialized surgical procedures dedicated to diagnosing and treating disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, and the surrounding skeletal structures. This field requires highly skilled specialists with extensive experience to manage complex health challenges, demanding a deep understanding of anatomy and neurological functions.

Led by Professor Dr. Yousry Anwar El-Hamili—Professor of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery at Cairo University Medical School—our specialized team offers comprehensive brain and spine surgery services. Our commitment to utilizing the latest medical technologies and providing the highest standards of healthcare ensures the best possible outcomes, including minimally invasive procedures for neurological and spinal surgeries. Below are the details.

What are Brain and Spine Surgeries?

Brain and spine surgeries involve the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, spine, and peripheral nerves. While much attention is often given to the brain, this specialty also addresses conditions impacting the spinal cord and nerves throughout the body.

Professor Dr. Yousry Anwar El-Hamili is renowned as one of the top neurosurgeons in Egypt, possessing vast experience in managing a wide range of conditions, including chronic back and neck pain, scoliosis, sports-related neck injuries, as well as brain and neurological disorders and other spine-related issues.

Indications for Brain and Spine Surgeries

Brain and spine surgeries address a wide range of conditions requiring specialized surgical intervention. Some of the key issues necessitating brain surgeries include:

  • Brain tumors (primary and secondary)
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Vascular anomalies like brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations
  • Emergency conditions such as brain pressure and hemorrhages

Spinal issues requiring surgery include:

  • Abnormal spinal growth or curvature
  • Nerve issues like herniated discs, treated with minimally invasive options
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis

Other central nervous system disorders requiring surgical intervention include:

  • Central nervous system infections
  • Hemiplegia
  • Strokes
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

These conditions demand specialized surgical care to achieve the best outcomes and improve the quality of life for patients.

Our Brain and Spine Surgery Services

At the Center of Professor Dr. Yousry Anwar El-Hamili, we offer a comprehensive range of specialized services and treatment programs in the Department of Neurosurgery. Our goal is to provide optimal patient care through advanced surgical techniques. Our services include:

1. Spine Surgeries

Our spine surgery services encompass various types of spinal nerve surgeries, including:

  • Degenerative Spine Conditions: Such as spondylolisthesis and spinal arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Tumors: Including gliomas and meningiomas
  • Spinal Infections: Such as discitis
  • Congenital Spinal Deformities: Such as scoliosis

2. Brain Surgeries

We offer a variety of brain surgeries classified based on the disorder being treated or the brain area involved. Some common types of brain surgeries include:

  • Brain Tumor Surgery: Aimed at removing benign or malignant brain tumors using either open or minimally invasive surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Surgery: To repair brain damage from accidents or injuries, such as removing blood clots or fixing skull fractures
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery: Treating vascular diseases in the brain, like aneurysms or strokes, using open surgery, minimally invasive techniques, or catheterization
  • Epilepsy Surgery: For patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, varying techniques include tissue resection or implantation of a brain pacemaker
  • Skull Base Surgery: Treating skull base tumors or deformities

3. Neurosurgeries

Neurosurgeries include both minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) and open surgeries. MIS involves minimal incisions, leading to quicker recovery, while open surgeries are necessary for precise nerve surgeries.

Some neurosurgeries include:

  • Vascular Neurosurgery: Treating conditions like strokes, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and certain brain tumors using open or minimally invasive techniques
  • Neurosurgical Oncology: Surgeries for central nervous system tumors, such as:
    • Gliomas: Tumors of glial cells in the brain or spinal cord
    • Meningiomas: Tumors on the meninges surrounding the brain and spinal cord
    • Acoustic Neuromas: Tumors on the auditory nerve

4. Spinal Cord Tumor Surgeries

Spinal cord tumors present significant medical challenges, requiring comprehensive treatment to remove the tumor entirely. Points to note include:

  • Surgical Removal: Often the preferred treatment, with monitoring of nerve and vascular functions to minimize tissue damage
  • High-Frequency Sound Waves: Used to fragment tumors for easier removal
  • Combined Treatment: If total tumor removal is not possible, surgery is combined with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

5. Spinal Cord Injury Surgeries

Spinal cord injuries result from direct damage to the spinal cord due to:

  • Direct Trauma: From car accidents, falls, or assaults
  • Surrounding Tissue Diseases: Such as arthritis, osteoporosis, bone fractures, or herniations, and spinal inflammation or cancer causing nerve compression

Nerve injuries can be:

  • Complete: Total loss of sensation and function (paralysis)
  • Incomplete: Limited sensation and movement in affected areas, with symptoms appearing immediately or gradually

Spinal cord injury surgeries address herniated discs or fractured vertebrae pressing on spinal nerves. Rehabilitation, including physical therapy and occupational therapy, is essential for overall recovery.

Advanced Technologies in Brain and Spine Surgeries

We employ advanced technologies to ensure precision and safety in surgeries, including:

  • Angiography: Reduces recurrence risks and enhances surgical accuracy, effectively removing tumors and minimizing radiation exposure
  • Neuro-navigation: Uses 3D imaging for precise tumor and brain structure localization, aiding in surgical planning
  • Neural Monitoring: Assesses spinal cord damage during surgery, helping prevent paralysis
  • Neuroendoscopy: Uses a small camera to illuminate hard-to-reach areas in the nervous system, facilitating effective surgeries
  • Gamma Knife: Utilizes gamma rays to destroy specific brain tumors, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue

Leading Neurosurgeon for Brain and Spine Surgeries

Professor Dr. Yousry Anwar El-Hamili is renowned for his expertise in brain and spine surgeries, backed by extensive experience and a stellar reputation for delivering outstanding surgical outcomes. Key attributes include:

  • Extensive Experience: Years of successful surgeries and specialized training at top medical centers
  • Precision and Attention to Detail: Ensuring excellent results and patient safety
  • Advanced Technology Use: Employing the latest diagnostic and surgical techniques for optimal outcomes
  • Personalized Care: Dedicated to individualized patient care and comfort throughout treatment

With these qualities and skills, Professor Dr. Yousry Anwar El-Hamili and his medical team are the top choice for patients seeking the best care and treatment for brain and spine surgeries.

Conclusion

Utilizing the latest technologies and advancements, Professor Dr. Yousry Anwar El-Hamili and his medical team aim to provide the best possible care for every patient in the Department of Neurosurgery. We recognize the importance of precision and dedication in every step of the treatment process and are committed to delivering comprehensive, personalized care to meet each patient’s needs.

If you have any brain or spine-related issues, do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment. Let our specialized team help you determine the best treatment options for your condition, ensuring you regain your health and ability to perform daily activities efficiently and fully.