What is Neurosurgery?
Neurosurgery focuses on correcting conditions and diseases associated with the nervous system– which is comprised of the spinal cord, brain, and other nerves throughout the body– as well as the prevention, diagnosis, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and critical care of the health of your nervous system. At Austin Neurosurgeons, Dr. Daniel Peterson possess superior expertise with providing surgical and non-surgical care to both adult and pediatric patients.
What is a Neurosurgeon?
A neurosurgeon, such as Dr. Peterson, is a physician with a speciality in the diagnoses, surgical treatment, and non-surgical treatment of conditions and disorders relating to the peripheral and central nervous system. Some of this conditions and disorders include:
- Congenital anomalies
- Physical trauma from an injury
- Infections of the spine or brain
- Vascular diseases
- Degenerative diseases pertaining to the spine
Dr. Peterson and other neurosurgeons undergo an extensive education and training to become certified. Since medical research is ever changing, Dr. Peterson continues his education to keep abreast of advancements made in the complex field of neurosurgery.
What is the Central and Peripheral Nervous System?
The nervous system is comprised of an incredible series of thread-like nerves and cells that transmit messages back and forth between the brain and spinal cord to numerous other regions across the body. Some recipients of these “messages” include the:
- Sensory organs
How Are Nerve Conditions and Diseases Diagnosed?
One of the major steps toward the diagnoses and examination of a patient’s neurology is through one or more forms of cutting-edge imaging studies like angiograms, magnetic resonance images (MRI’s), and computed tomography scans (CT scans). If a compromise of the central or peripheral nervous system is apparent, we may advise patients to undergo one or more of these evaluations.
Austin Neurosurgeons is led by Dr. Peterson who strives to help all of our patients achieve a happier, healthier quality of life. We practice numerous forms of the latest techniques in neurosurgery, both surgical and non-surgical, as well as utilize the latest and greatest technology available to attain the best possible outcome. Contact us today and schedule your appointment. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.