Diagnosis and treatment

The Neurosurgery team diagnose and treat a number of types of condition.

Neuro-oncology  covers the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours. These can be primary tumourssecondary tumours or meningiomas . Procedures carried out include scans and biopsies for diagnosis, and craniotomies or drug treatment . If you have or are suspected of having a brain tumour, the Wessex neuro-oncology multi-disciplinary team will meet to discuss the best course of treatment for you.

Other conditions diagnosed and treated include:

  • Head injury
  • Neurovascular surgery
  • Neuro-oncology (brain tumours)
  • Skull base and pituitary surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Functional neurosurgery (for conditions where the function of the brain or spinal cord is impaired even though there is nothing wrong with the structure)