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Neurological surgery


Your nervous system controls how you sense and react to the world around you. It involves your brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves.

Neurosurgeons are doctors who use surgery to repair the nervous system.

Neurosurgeons also use non-surgical means to help adults and children with conditions like these:




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Source: American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Congress of Neurological Surgeons

First published: 03/14/2007
Last updated: 06/21/2010

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics