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Brain Surgery

Survivability of Brain Surgery

The prognosis for patients undergoing brain surgery depends on a number of factors, including the condition being treated, the patient’s overall health, the type of surgery and the part of the brain being treated. As with any surgery, there are risks involved both with the procedure itself and the anesthesia that accompanies it. Risks of anesthesia include reactions to medications and problems breathing, while the complications associated with the brain surgery itself include problems with speech, memory, muscle weakness, balance, vision, coordination and other functions; blood clots or bleeding in the brain; seizures, stroke or coma; infection in the brain, wound or skull; and swelling in the brain. 

Locations for Brain Surgery