Brain Surgery

Neurosurgery located in Fort Worth, Lake Worth, Granbury, Cleburne and Weatherford, TX

Brain Surgery

Brain surgery is highly complex and requires elite levels of training, expertise, and skill. At Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute, the MDs, FAANs, FACs, NPs, and physician extenders (including RNs and PA-Cs) possess all those qualities, along with true compassion and attention to excellent patient experiences. At two locations in Fort Worth and additional offices in Granbury, Cleburne, and Weatherford, Texas, the team treats patients like family. They’re here to guide you through the brain surgery process and help you get your life back. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment using online scheduling today.

When might I need brain surgery?

If you have a condition threatening your brain or general health, the Fort Worth Brain & Spine Institute team might recommend brain surgery. They only recommend surgery after an extensive neurological assessment and comprehensive diagnostic testing. 

The team treats you like family, always taking the time to understand your concerns and answer questions so you can feel confident about choosing your treatment path. 

Which conditions does brain surgery treat?

Some of the specific conditions that may require brain surgery include:

  • Hydrocephalus 
  • Cerebral aneurysm 
  • Arteriovenous malformation 
  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Chiari malformation 
  • Moyamoya disease 
  • Parkinson’s disease 
  • Stroke 
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Foot drop 
  • Bradykinesia 
  • Cavernoma 
  • Cerebellar tonsillar ectopia 
  • Cerebral hemorrhage 
  • Concussion 
  • Epilepsy

While the team treats brain tumors, they’re not currently treating pseudotumors.

What are the different types of brain surgery?

The many types of brain surgery include:

Brain tumor removal 

Brain tumor removal is the manual removal of a brain tumor. The team can typically remove smaller tumors entirely. With larger tumors, they remove as much of the tumor as safely possible. 

Burr hole 

A burr hole is a small hole in the skull created to get access to the brain. The hole allows for drainage of blood or other fluid. 

Chiari decompression

Chiari decompression involves removing bone at the back of the skull to make more space for the brain and releasing pressure.  


Craniotomy is the surgical removal of a portion of skull bone, creating access to the brain. After performing necessary repairs, the team returns the bone to its original position and fixes it in place using low-profile internal hardware.

Deep brain stimulation 

Deep brain stimulation involves surgical implantation of electrodes in specific areas of the brain. The electrodes general constant or intermittent electrical pulses to control abnormal brain activity.

Microvascular decompression 

Microvascular decompression involves placing a tiny sponge between a blood vessel and a compressed nerve to ease pressure. 

Ommaya reservoir 

An Ommaya reservoir is a device that’s surgically implanted in the brain to drain cerebrospinal fluid through a catheter and into a reservoir. Ommaya reservoirs also allow for drug delivery into the cerebrospinal fluid. 

Shunt under the brain 

A shunt is a tube surgically placed under the brain. It drains excess cerebrospinal fluid and redirects it to another location for reabsorption, thereby relieving brain pressure.

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