Neurosurgery - Brain & Spine Specialist located in Long Beach, Torrance, Beverly Hills, Orange County and surrounding areas
If you need brain surgery to repair abnormal blood vessels, remove a brain tumor, or relieve pressure after a head injury, contact Azadeh Farin, MD, FAANS, FACS, at FARINeurosurgery in Long Beach, California. Dr. Farin has years of rigorous training and experience in brain surgery and offers state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures to protect and preserve your health. Call FARINeurosurgery or schedule a consultation online today if you’re looking for an expert brain surgeon.
Brain Surgery Q&A
Why would I need brain surgery?
Dr. Farin performs brain surgery to address a wide range of conditions, including:
- Abnormal blood vessels
- Brain aneurysm
- Bleeding on the brain
- Blood clots
- Damage to the dura mater, the membrane around the brain and spinal cord
- Nerve damage or irritation
- Pressure after a head injury
- Skull fractures
- Brain tumor
- Parkinson’s disease
- Fluid on the brain
Brain surgery isn’t the only treatment for these conditions, but if surgery is necessary, you can count on Dr. Farin.
Are there different types of brain surgery?
Dr. Farin offers several types of brain surgeries. During your consultation and exam, she determines the best approach to address your needs.
During a craniotomy — also called open brain surgery, Dr. Farin makes a small cut in your skull near the part of your brain being treated. She can perform many different procedures, including tumor removal, clipping an aneurysm, draining fluid, or removing abnormal brain tissue.
Minimally invasive endonasal endoscopic surgery
Dr. Farin accesses your brain through your nasal passages during minimally invasive endonasal endoscopic surgery. She uses an endoscope to examine your brain without making an incision in your head, and uses specialized surgical tools to remove tumors on your pituitary gland, the bottom part of your brain, or the base of your skull.
Minimally invasive neuroendoscopy
Minimally invasive neuroendoscopy is similar to endonasal endoscopic surgery, but Dr. Farin makes tiny holes in your skull to insert the endoscope and other surgical instruments.
Deep brain stimulation
Deep brain stimulation also involves small holes in your skull. Instead of inserting an endoscope or another surgical tool, Dr. Farin uses electrodes to transmit carefully calibrated electrical signals into your brain.
How should I prepare for brain surgery?
Dr. Farin provides personalized instructions during your pre-operative consultation. You might need to stop taking some medications or supplements before your surgery. Dr. Farin might also give you a special shampoo to use before your operation.
What should I expect after brain surgery?
After your surgery, you rest in an upright position, which reduces swelling in your face and brain. Depending on the type of operation and your condition, you might stay in the hospital for a week or longer, so Dr. Farin can observe your recovery.
Dr. Farin prescribes pain medication to help you stay comfortable after your surgery. Before releasing you from the hospital, she reviews aftercare instructions with you and schedules your follow-up appointments.
Call FARINeurosurgery or make an appointment online today if you need an expert brain surgeon.
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