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I am on vacation in Vigo. I have found the attention, the treatment, the facilities, the efficiency, the professionals out of 10. I recommend this hospital without hesitation.
Today I am going to contribute my grain of sand to this great hospital and its great professionals. My eternal gratitude to Dr. Sebastián Garfias and Dr. Pedro Llinas who have operated on me for my herniated disc by arthroscopy, they have taken away the pain and I am phenomenal, great work from the neurosurgery team, magnificent professionals. They are close, friendly, listen to you, explain you, advise you and make everything very easy for you. The same I have to say about the anesthesia team, great work and follow-up, you are very good professionals with a lot of empathy. I felt very accompanied, very calm, despite the pain and nervousness. Everyone with the mask, but with a smile in their eyes. I don't want to forget, not even the entire nursing team on the 2nd floor. Thank you very much for the treatment received and for the love that you put in doing things, despite being admitted, it has been a pleasure to be there, you are a wonderful team of professionals. I also want to thank the patient care girls, who have come to be interested in me on a daily basis, in case I needed anything. Many years ago I had a bad experience with this hospital and had not returned. Today I recommend it 100%. And I will continue in the hands of its professionals.
It moles years Dr. Eusebio Sala Planell hand saved the leg, the best profecionales Institute Dr. Hall plateau before Sagrada Familia Clinic estaba the Dortor
THANK ALL THE ICU TEAM at the hospital for their professionalism of 10 and above all the humane treatment they have had with my father, which has been excellent. Companies are characterized by their quality certificates, this hospital especially for its involvement with patients, closeness and empathy. The relationship with the family in every way has also been ten. We have been informed of its evolution daily even being in the distance. The human certificate of more than 10 has been proven again. Our true gratitude to the García González family.
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Neurosurgery is a medical specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders/diseases or injury that affects any portion of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, spinal column, and peripheral nerves. This specialty includes both adult and pediatric patients. A physician who specializes in neurosurgery is called a neurosurgeon. Although they are mostly known as ‘brain surgeons,’ they are also medically trained to help patients who suffer from neck and back pain, as well as a wide range of other illnesses. Some of the most common conditions that neurosurgeons can treat include:
A neurosurgeon can provide diagnostic procedures, as well as both surgical and non-surgical treatment. These include, but are not limited to:
Your length of stay depends on the type of procedure you underwent. For diagnostic tests, you may need to stay in Spain for 3 to 7 days to wait until the results are ready and to discuss the results with your neurosurgeon. In some cases, you may be allowed to leave for home immediately. For medical treatments, you usually need to stay in the hospital for two to five days, and stay in Spain for 7 to 14 more days, sometimes even longer. During your stay, you will have to attend regular checkups where your neurosurgeon monitors your condition. If everything is fine, you will be allowed to travel home.
Since there is a wide range of procedures, recovery times vary. In general, it can take around 4 to 12 weeks to recover from surgery. During this period avoid strenuous activities and take time off of work. Your doctor will gradually allow you to increase your activity levels, based on their examination at the follow-up visits.
After neurosurgery treatments, you will have to change your lifestyle. A healthy diet, such as keeping your salt levels down and avoiding sugary food, is crucial to prevent complications. It is also important that you exercise regularly and get enough sleep. For some types of surgery, you will need rehabilitation therapy, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech, language therapy.
Given the advances in technology, understanding of the nervous system, and surgical understanding, the success rate of neurosurgery continues to improve and is now higher than before. For example, the success rate of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is around 95%, while the likelihood of being seizure-free five years after epilepsy surgery is around 95%. Still, every procedure come with potential risks and side effects, such as infection, excessive swelling of the brain, spinal fluid leakage, and seizures.
If you have any conditions related to your nervous system, you can go to a neurologist as the alternative. However, since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer you to a neurosurgeon should surgery be required as part of your treatment.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 20/09/2020.