Brain Surgery in Southwest Michigan - Bronson Healthcare

Brain Surgery

Complex brain surgeries, faster recoveries

We know that having surgery can be scary – especially a complex surgery on your brain. That’s why Bronson has a team of experts who specialize in complex procedures and surgeries. They are trained to use cutting-edge procedures so you’ll heal faster – with less pain, fewer scars and less bleeding. This is important to you, so it’s important to us, too.

"Bronson was the best choice for my brain surgery."

When Mark Barnum found out that he had a brain tumor, he and his wife did a lot of research to find the best possible care. He was relieved to find it at Bronson. Learn more about brain surgery at Bronson, read his story or watch Mark’s story now.

Treatments for brain injuries and conditions

If your condition requires brain surgery, below are the types of surgeries we perform at Bronson:

  • Cranial surgery – In order to access the brain, a part of the skull (called a bone flap) is removed. The bone flap is replaced after the surgery with plates and screws.
  • Skull base surgery – Some tumors sit underneath the brain, it can be difficult during surgery to get to the tumor in order to remove it. In skull base surgery, the tumor is reached from underneath or from the side by removing parts of the skull.
  • Endoscopic surgery – A technique using a tube with a lens/light to look into a body cavity through a small opening. An endoscope is like a small camera that looks at the problem. The endoscope has a light source and is connected to a monitor. The surgery is performed while looking at the screen and actual target size is magnified more than 100 times.
  • Minimally invasive brain surgery – A type of surgery that helps you to heal faster and with less pain, scarring and blood loss because your surgeon uses smaller incisions than other surgical techniques. This approach can reduce the amount of blood you may lose and cause less harm to your surrounding muscles and tissues.
  • Neuroendovascular surgery – Dr. Taka Higashimori specializes in advanced techniques to remove clots and repair aneurysms in ways that allow you to recover more quickly than traditional brain surgery. You’ll also have less pain and trauma to your body.
  • Pediatric neurosurgery – Surgery for infants, children and teens to help treat conditions impacting the brain and skull.
  • Stereotactic neurosurgery – Surgery on your brain where the surgeon is guided by three-dimensional images from CT or MRI scans.
  • Transphenoidal surgery – Surgery on your brain performed through the nostril (nose).

Brain conditions we treat using surgery

Our doctors can help you with many conditions that need complex brain surgery. They are specially-trained to perform minimally invasive procedures. This means that you get back to life faster. If you have one of the following conditions, you may benefit from the expert brain surgeons at Bronson:

  • Aneurysm and brain hemorrhage (bleeding)
  • Arterial-venous malformation (AVM)
  • Blood clots in the brain (hematomas)
  • Brain infections
  • Brain pressure/swelling after injury or stroke
  • Brain trauma
  • Brain tumors
  • Chiari malformations
  • Cranial nerve problems (acoustic neuroma, trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Epilepsy (vagal nerve stimulator)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Skull fractures
  • Image of patient Mark and two doctors.

    "I chose Bronson for my brain surgery."

    Find out from Mark below about the comprehensive neurosurgical care he received at Bronson.

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