Anesthesia for neurosurgery includes anesthesia for surgical procedures on the brain and spinal cord, such as surgery for:

  • Skull / brain / spinal tumors
  • Repair of myelomeningoceles / encephaloceles
  • Placement of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts
  • Release of tethered cord
  • Cranial decompression of Chiari malformation
  • Craniofacial reconstruction
  • Epilepsy surgeries

Anesthesiologists focus on providing a safe and effective anesthetic while minimizing the risk of injury to the brain and spinal cord, controlling blood pressure and monitoring spinal cord and nerve function.