New Therapeutic Methods, Better Results Neurosurgery is one of the most rapidly developing medical fields.
New therapeutic methods are constantly providing better results. The major advances in neurosurgery in recent decades have occurred in the field of microsurgery, and include significant developments in medical imaging and improvements in intensive care.
Research conducted by Finnish neurosurgeons has focused in particular on brain tumours, brain injuries and deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Neurosurgery in Finland
In Finland demanding neurosurgery is performed at university hospitals with high-quality equipment, and doctors have the possibility to collaborate with colleagues working in other medical units (neuroanaesthesia, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurology, child neurology, neurophysiology, neuro-ophthalmology).
Research conducted by Finnish neurosurgeons has focused in particular on brain tumours, brain injuries and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Patients suffering from epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and even severe obsessive-compulsive disorder have been helped with the aid of neurosurgery in which electrodes are placed on the surface of the brain in order to affect a particular area. This treatment has reduced brain-related symptoms and significantly improved the functional capacity of patients. In many cases, epileptic seizures and the tremor experienced in Parkinson’s disease have been radically decreased.
The most frequent types of disease encountered in neurosurgery are:
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