Tyler Neurosurgical Associates has many years of experience performing complex brain procedures such as craniotomies

A craniotomy is a surgical operation in which a bone flap is temporarily removed from the skull to access the brain.

Benefits of having a craniotomy

  • Treating and diagnosing brain tumors
  • Removing dangerous blood clots
  • Removing an abnormal mass of blood vessels
  • Draining brain abscess
  • Repairing skull fractures
  • Treating epilepsy
  • Removing pressure within the brain
Tyler, Texas neurosurgery craniotomy experts
craniotomy flap picture of brain

In order to reach the precise part of the brain that is to be treated, these procedures often enlist the help of computers such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) scans.

craniotomy flap picture of brain

Our surgeons perform various types of cranial surgeries here at Tyler Neurosurgical Associates. The type of procedure varies depending on the patient’s condition, and the best treatment option is determined upon diagnosis by one of our neurosurgeons. Below are some of the most common types:

  • Craniectomy for Chiari Malformation
  • Craniotomy for Epidural Hematoma
  • Craniotomy for Intracerebral Hematoma
  • Craniotomy for Meningionma (Brian Tumor)
  • Craniotomy for Subdural Hematoma
  • Craniotomy for Tumor