Healthcare services offered by the neurosurgery unit include treatment of disorders of the central and nervous system including tumors, infections of the brain and spine, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, or diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body.

Additionally, we also deal with a few functional problems such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, pain syndromes such trigeminal neuralgia dystonia and other movement disorders.

Our neurosurgeons provide operative and non-operative management (i.e., prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care and rehabilitation) of neurological disorders.  The unit has  one full-time Neurosurgeon and one Visiting Consultant who offer specialist services at all the Lagoon Hospitals units (including both outpatient and in-patient care). Dr. Chiazor Onyia is supported by a Visiting Neurosurgeon.

The list of health care services available in the unit includes the following cranial surgeries:

  • Excision of brain tumours
  • Excision of arteriovenous malformations
  • Excision / burrhole drainage of brain abscess
  • Excision / drainage of subdural empyema
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement / revision for hydrocephalus
  • Reconstructive cranioplasty for skull defects
  • Decompressive craniectomy / craniotomy following traumatic brain injury, cerebral infarction or malignant intracranial hypertension
  • Craniotomy / Craniectomy and evacuation of acute extradural / subdural hematoma
  • Elevation of depressed skull bone fracture
  • Skull base repair for cerebrospinal fluid leak

The following list of spinal surgeries is also offered by the unit:

  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Excision / drainage of extradural spinal abscess
  • Posterior decompression (with / without fusion) of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine
  • Anterior cervical discectomy / decompression and fusion
  • Combined anterior and posterior fusion of the cervical spine
  • Anterior / Posterior excision of disc prolapse (discectomy)

The specialty of neurosurgical care includes both adult and children. The few Paediatric neurosurgical services we currently offer include:

  • Repair of craniosynostosis
  • Repair of spinal myelomeningoceles
  • Repair of encephaloceles

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