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How To Choose A Neurosurgeon: When to Call Your Neurosurgeon

As you know, complications can arise following any surgery. You will be given post-hospital instructions as well as your Neurosurgeon's telephone number when you leave the hospital. If you have any questions, or if any of the following symptoms develop, call your surgeon immediately:
  • Increasing drowsiness or sleepiness
  • Increasing weakness and/or any other Neurological deterioration
  • Visual problems
  • Persistent, severe headache
  • Oral temperature over 101 F.
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures or abnormal movements
  • Redness, swelling or drainage of fluid around your incision? Increase in Pain
Your Neurosurgeon will provide you with further information and instructions when you call.

When to Call Your General or Primary Care Physician

General medical questions are usually best managed by your personal physician. Concerns for concomitant medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary problems, common colds, medications unrelated to your neurosurgical problem, etc. should be referred directly to your personal doctor.



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