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Cerebral Spinal Shunts (insertion, repair, removal) in Miami, FL

Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading neurologic treatment centers providing diagnostic and surgical procedures to effectively treat patients suffering with neurologic conditions via cerebral spinal shunts. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Miami Lakes, Aventura, Kendall, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.

When Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up in the brain it can create damaging pressure that may cause cerebral edema, mental impairment, and other potentially fatal conditions. A cerebral spinal shunt prevents swelling in the brain by draining excess CSF from the ventricles of the brain to other areas of the body.

When Are Cerebral Spinal Shunts Recommended?

Cerebral spinal shunts are recommended for patients with hydrocephalus, malignant and benign tumors, craniosynostosis, and genetically inherited diseases such as deformation of the central nervous system (congenital aqueductal stenosis) and arachnoid cyst. Shunting is used to prevent or alleviate associated problems in patients suffering from these conditions.

How Is the Procedure for Cerebral Spinal Shunts Performed?

The procedure begins with an evaluation of the ventricles of the brain to determine the efficacy of shunt insertion. Excess CSF is normally drained to the right atrium of the heart, abdominal cavity, or lungs. The procedure for cerebral spinal shunts takes approximately one hour

Patients are typically kept under observation for the first 24 hours after the surgery, during which time vital signs are monitored and measured. Patients typically return to normal health within days.

What Are the Benefits of Cerebral Spinal Shunts?

Cerebral spinal shunts allow the fluid to be safely removed from the brain cavity to preserve normal brain function. Left untreated, excess CSF in the ventricles of the brain can cause permanent damage.

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Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute Neurosurgeons are recognized experts in minimally invasive surgical procedures for the brain and spine. Our patients benefit from a faster recovery period, less time in the hospital, and lower risk of complications caused by brain disorders with the help of cerebral spinal shunts. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Miami Lakes, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!

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