Neurosurgery (or neurological surgery) is the medical field concerned with
the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment which affect any portion of the
nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-
cranial cerebrovascular system
WHAT IS NEUROSURGERY??
Other conditions treated by neurosurgeons include:
Spinal disc herniation
Cervical spinal stenosis and Lumbar spinal stenosis
Head trauma (brain hemorrhages, skull fractures, etc.)
Spinal cord trauma
Traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves
Tumors of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
And many more
CONDITIONS THEY TREAT
# of surgerys anually
# of deaths
The median salary for neurosurgeons was $575,477 in 2010,
half of all brain surgeons reported salaries between $400,000-
$600,000, according to Salary.com. This is much higher than the mean annual
salary of $219,770 for all surgeons according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics in 2009 (www.bls.gov)
. The risks involved in brain surgery lead to relatively high medical malpractice
insurance costs for this specialty.
SALARY FOR BRAIN SURGEONS
must complete four years of undergraduate school followed by four years of
Neurosurgeons then take 6-7 years of neurosurgical residency training.
In the first year, commonly called Post Graduate Year One or the internship
year, residents undergo training in basic clinical skills in areas such as trauma
and critical care followed by 3-6 months of training in clinical neurology.
Over the next six years, residents complete a total of at least 42 months
training in core clinical neurosurgery.
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Very nice, you work indoor in a will lit room
Will probably be asked to work at irregular hours
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland 100.0 / 100
Rochester, Minnesota 98.6 / 100
New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
New York, NY
93.1 / 100
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts 91.3 / 100
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in Rhode Island, an 86 year old man has died, and probably not from natural
causes. The man had brain surgery three weeks prior to his death. After the
surgery, it was discovered that brain surgeon made a terrible medical mistake
during the surgery and operated on the wrong side of the man's brain. State health
officials are currently investigating the facts in the case to determine whether the
surgeon's error was a contributing factor in the man's death.
The man died on August 18th after having emergency surgery on July 30th. The
surgery was supposed to be an attempt to stop bleeding in the man's brain.
Dr. Frederick Harrington performed the brain operation on the elderly man. His
nurse practitioner did not record on the patient's chart which side of the brain
needed surgery. Reportedly, another nurse pointed out that the necessary
information was missing before Harrington began the operation. Instead of
consulting the CT scan, Harrington relied on his obviously faulty memory and
opened up the wrong side of the man's scull. During the surgery Harrington
realized that he was operating on the wrong side of the man's brain and then
proceeded with surgery on the other side.
BRAIN SURGERY GONE WRONG
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The most common causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are vehicle
crashes, falls, sports injuries, and violence.
Note: most of the accidents happen in winter
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